Thursday, May 19, 2011

Not my definition of protein rich

This raised a smile!

Researchers are recommending a protein rich breakfast for a range of reasons

"Incorporating a healthy breakfast containing protein-rich foods can be a simple strategy for people to stay satisfied longer, and therefore, be less prone to snacking," Leidy said. "People reach for convenient snack foods to satisfy their hunger between meals, but these foods are almost always high in sugar and fat and add a substantial amount of calories to the diet. These findings suggest that a protein-rich breakfast might be an effective strategy to improve appetite control and prevent overeating in young people."

however, their definition of protein rich is a bit strange:

For three weeks, the teens either continued to skip breakfast or consumed 500-calorie breakfast meals containing cereal and milk (which contained normal quantities of protein) or higher protein meals prepared as Belgium waffles, syrup and yogurt.

The abstract is here


praguestepchild said...

What were they snacking on that makes waffles and syrup a healthy alternative? Road tar?

Asclepius said...

It smacks of being too scared to let go of old ideas....!

Methuselah said...

Road tar is actually very good for you. Apparently it contains omega 3.

Michael Allen said...

Um, wasn't there some research on breakfast done at Harvard in 1943. Recommended a decent amount of protein, as I recall. Quoted by Adelle Davis in Let's Eat Right to Get Fit, 1954, and others later.

Anonymous said...

They put protein powder in the waffles. They left that out in the text but it is included in the blurb under the top picture.

Stu Ward

Steven Rice Fitness said...

This seems to equally suggest that a carbo-rich breakfast is best.

James Heathers said...

You missed the crucial word. Prepared *AS* waffles, syrup and yoghurt.

The actual ingredients: cottage cheese, egg substitute, unbleached flour, raspberries, sugar-free syrup etc. Final macro was 40/40/20, 50g of protein.

Never trust EurekAlert (or anything else like it) to put the important details in.