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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Is whey protein bad for health?

Is whey protein bad for health?

Whey protein is: fine if it is made from organic or free-range cow milk. If not, it can contain hormones, antibiotics, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can vegans eat for protein?

What can vegans eat for protein?

Tofu and...........: Tofu is essentially soy protein. Pea protein. Beans, lentils, nuts, are all high in protein. Also there are beverages containing soy protein as a supplement, and some combine with soy with pea protein. ...Read more

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Healthy breakfast options for vegetarians?

Healthy breakfast options for vegetarians?

Many options: There are a lot of options for healthy breakfasts that don't involve meat or eggs: -Oatmeal topped with fruit and/or nuts -Smoothies made with non-dairy milk, protein powder or peanut butter, and fruit. -Meatless breakfast burrito (can make yourself or buy frozen option--sometimes they use tofu as replacement for eggs) -Tofu scramble with vegetables (treat tofu as though it's eggs) ...Read more

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Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?

Probably: This depends on sufficiency of protein in your diet but deficiency of Amino Acids is not unusual ; grows more common as we age, as most over age 60 produce insufficient hydrochloric acid, needed to digest protein. Low protein impairs immune function; whey is a superb source proven to increase glutathione, important for immune function. There are big differences in quality-see http://bit.Ly/1fpottv. ...Read more

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Is whey protein bad for fatty liver?

Is whey protein bad for fatty liver?

Not unless allergic: Whey protein can be a good source of protein. Check an online calculator or chart to figure out your total daily protein requirement for all sources. It varies by age and gender. Some people are allergic to whey, but otherwise this is a great protein source. ...Read more

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Is soy protein with amino acids a bad choice for gym supplement ?

Is soy protein with amino acids a bad choice for gym supplement ?

You're fine: Twenty grams after a workout will be great. I'm pleased you're exercising and building muscle; some people prefer soy because it's vegetarian / vegan. Both are good choices, and despite what you may hear from others there's no real reason to prefer one over the other for the ordinary fitness buff. ...Read more

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Is hemp protein replace meat protein for kidney failure? Is seems hemp protein can be digest easier?

Is hemp protein replace meat protein for kidney failure? Is seems hemp protein can be digest easier?

Hemp protein: Hemp protein contains healthy nutrients for the body. It contains significant amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. It also contains 21 amino acids, including all of the essential amino acids. Plant proteins such as hemp have been shown in animal experiments to place less strain on the kidneys. The researchers speculate that hemp protein contains large amounts of arginine, and arginine supports kidney functioning. ...Read more

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What are reliable, doctor-recommended high protein snacks for building muscle?

What are reliable, doctor-recommended high protein snacks for building muscle?

Several!: Protein bars, string cheese, beef jerky, sardines, pork rinds, protein shakes, any natural cheeses, nuts are good. Peanut butter, and many others! notice-all are low carb or no carb! ...Read more

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Is whey protein bad for your liver?

Is whey protein bad for your liver?

Only if...: You have severe liver disease. Ammonia will build up in the blood. If your liver is healthy, whey protein is an excellent source of protein and will not hurt a liver! ...Read more

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Pea protein shake a good supplemental alternative to whey protein shake for vegans? Is there enough Lysine? Any better alternatives? Thank you.

Pea protein shake a good supplemental alternative to whey protein shake for vegans? Is there enough Lysine? Any better alternatives? Thank you.

Lysine in peas: Pea protein powders are reported as having a lot of Lysine. You're more likely to get all your essential amino acids if you use more than one protein source (legumes, whole grains, and nuts). Search for Complete Proteins on greatest.com. ...Read more

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Is casein protein bad for you?

Is casein protein bad for you?

Only in unnatural...: Casein is just milk protein, most likely from cow milk. It is bad for a person if she takes casein in unnaturally large amounts, but casein is in naturally healthy amounts in dairy products. There is no need to take processed casein outside of dietary milk, yogurt, etc... ...Read more

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Is whey protein good for Salmonella typhi O?

Is whey protein good for Salmonella typhi O?

If you are talking--: -bout infection,it will do nothing. Antibiotics are required. If not infection I have no clue as to what you mean. ...Read more

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What are good vegetarian soy meats for vegetarians that want to bulk? Thanks

What are good vegetarian soy meats for vegetarians that want to bulk? Thanks

You need more!: Soy or any plant based protein, is much less as a protein source than animal based protein, because the amino-acid composition does not miiror the Amino Acids that your muscle protein is comprised off. You need approximately 40% more of soy protein nutrtional supplements than whey protein. ...Read more

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Is hydrolized whey protein bad for health? thanks

Is hydrolized whey protein bad for health? thanks

No. : It can be a part of a healthy and balanced diet. Just remember: everything in moderation. ...Read more

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Vegetarian Diet (Definition)

It is a diet where the person does not eat meat (red meat, poultry, fish, etc.). It may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter, such as ...Read more