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In the world of fitness, protein is a buzz word thrown in with powders, bars, drinks, diet plans and muscle building. When talking about a balanced meal, it is key for ingredient selection and portion size. We all know we need it, but do we know what it is responsible for in the body? Can you say exactly how much you should consume each day? If the world went vegan tomorrow, would you know what foods to stock up on?
In the realm of science and research, sugar alcohols are relatively new and therefore studies continue to be done and long-term effects are not certain. Though they seem to be fairly safe, there are disturbances to the digestive tract and gut bacteria because the body can’t fully digest them.
For anyone who has been in the world of conscious eating, we know that saturated fats have been coined “bad fats” while unsaturated are called “good fats”.
Inflammation is a term that we have all heard and a condition most of us have experienced.
See why award-winning fitness instructor @blogilates chose OWYN as her favorite vegan protein brand.
It’s also wise to do a little digging into your probiotic of choice. Not every option has the same quality or the same function
There are specific foods that have been proven to enhance your mood, and luckily many of them are diet friendly too.
Do the words whey, lactose, isolate, milk protein, casein, protein concentrate and vegan protein all have clear definitions for you? Do you know what each one does in your body? If you are lactose intolerant, can you have whey? Is there lactose-free, whey protein?
Food has options, endless combinations, spice profiles, consistencies and cooking methods, but what about that protein shake that is served up every day? How can that be a bit more appealing?