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Protein Packed Treats

Fran Costigan & Vesanto Melina - Protein Packed Treats

This event was on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 1:00 pm Pacific, 4:00 pm Eastern

Explore the world of protein-enriched treats with Chef Fran Costigan and Registered Dietitian Vesanto Melina in an insightful discussion that strikes a harmonious balance between fla… Read More.



How much protein can be consumed in a day and is it good if we intake a large amount of protein if we are in a low crab diet?

— Manisha Pathuri


Well, those low carb diets are not very health supportive because you need the carbs to run your brain like 150 grams of, of carb. So they're not long-term sustainable, but you can get plenty of protein from plant foods and a lot of North Americans get about twice the protein they need. So you need just, usually for adults, it's something like 40 to 70 grams of protein a day. And yeah. And, and one, one meat burger or veggie burger can have like 10 to 20 grams of protein. So you see, you just build it in, in each meal from whole plant foods and you're fine. Um, but it does cause problems when we get way up. It, it's hard for your kidneys. They have to remove amino acids, uh, the nitrogen and it, it, um, turns out not to be good, to have very, very high protein.
Vesanto Melina

Vesanto Melina

Dietitian, Author