Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Eat more protein.....

Is it time to revisit the current protein recommendations? Many Americans may benefit from eating a higher-protein diet, says a summit of protein experts

Interesting press release.

What is funny though is that they give a quote:

How to Get More Protein - and the Best Kind

Protein supports growth and repair of muscle, bone and other body tissues and can help to promote satiety. While looking for protein choices, it's important to know that animal sources of protein, such as dairy, meat, eggs, poultry and fish, are defined as high-quality or "complete" proteins because they contain the right proportion of amino acids essential for the body's functioning. One easy way to increase protein intake - and high-quality protein intake at that - is to eat the recommended 3 servings or more of dairy products like milk, cheese or yogurt each day.

"Taking simple steps such as choosing a glass of low-fat or fat-free milk at a meal, or eating a piece of low-fat cheese with fruit as a snack, will help increase protein in the diet which may lead to a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis."

So drink milk, eat cheese and yoghurt. Who is telling us this?

Greg Miller, Ph.D., M.A.C.N., executive vice president of research, regulatory and scientific affairs at the
National Dairy Council® and Protein Summit participant.

......it is the guy from the dairy council!

1 comment:

Peter said...


That is so rich! Skim milk, low fat cheese.... Sounds like a recipe for osteoporosis to me.

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