The required daily amount of protein varies by age, gender, and level of physical activity. In general, adult women who fit in at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise (such as jogging or biking) five times weekly should consume 5 to 5.5 ounces of protein per day. Women who work out more should increase their protein intake accordingly. Each of the following options offers a meatless alternative for one ounce of protein.
Almonds can be costly; sunflower seeds are marginally cheaper. The primary ingredient of hummus is chickpeas/garbanzo beans (how much vitamin k?)… Don’t get me wrong – I like hummus. Hummus, like avocado, is very nutritious but high in calories. Peanut butter isn’t an option if you’re allergic, but no mention about other nut butters…
Remember when we suggested (okay, aggregated an article that suggested) that almond milk is “kind of a scam“?
Well, a class action lawsuit filed against the makers of Almond Breeze for false advertising contends that the popular milk alternative is even more of a rip-off than we thought — because it barely contains any almonds.
We have seen the real cause of the California drought, and it’s one crunchy inch tall. One gallon of water to grow a single nut? BAN THEM ALL, writes everyone. But almond outrage is misplaced. We shouldn’t stop eating any fruit or vegetable due to how much water it takes to grow it. Especially when there actually is a crop that’s stealing California’s water.
While you might find some of the research that follows surprising, there are no magic potions or super bars on this list. They’re all nutrient-rich whole foods, which a recent study revealed increase calorie burning by roughly 50% compared to processed foods, adds Sass. Eating less without feeling like you’re on a diet and burning more calories? We’ll take it.
Of the list, the majority are accessible to those of us on warfarin/coumadin. Apples, pears, lentils, and leeks are a concern but can be tolerated in small doses without a huge impact. I don’t see anyone consuming lemons though… Kimchi was a surprise.