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“PLANT PROTEIN COMBINING”..IT USED TO BE IN VOGUE!

Where did the thinking that plant proteins or vegan proteins are “incomplete”  - or that we need to combine different plant proteins in one meal or snack to make it “complete”  - come from?  According to Michael Greger M.D. FACLM the idea that plant proteins or vegan proteins were not complete was made popular in 1975 when fashion magazine VOGUE promoted the idea of a “Protein Combining” diet..  but this idea that plant proteins were somehow “incomplete” was refuted by the US nutrition industry.  The American Heart Association has published their updated advice on this topic saying: “You don’t need food from animals . Plant proteins alone can provide enough of the essential and non essential amino acids as long...

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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO VEGAN PROTEIN POWDER - WHICH IS BEST FOR YOU?

Vegan Protein Powder is now a staple in many homes with more plant protein powders than ever to choose from. No longer just for sports nutrition, people of all ages and lifestyles are adding plant protein powders to their diet for a boost of nutrition and plant-based energy.   We have compiled this guide to help you choose which is the Best Plant Protein Powder for you! 1. PUMPKIN SEED PROTEIN POWDER Made by cold pressing de-fatted pumpkin seeds, this is a great option if you are looking for a minimally processed, mild tasting vegan protein powder. A 30g serving packs in 20g plant protein and 3g of fibre. It’s a nutritious option, rich in magnesium, zinc, iron and other minerals. ...

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IBS Awareness month...Are you one of the 12 million people in U.K. who suffer from IBS? Could a Low FODMAP diet help?

This month (April 2020) is IBS Awareness Month. But what is IBS, are you affected by it and how can you treat It? IBS can be triggered by food, stress and anxiety. Symptoms include stomach distension/ bloating, cramping, constipation and diahorrea. Less than 50% of people with symptoms seek help. If you suffer from these symptoms you should contact your GP who will check for celiac disease and other possible diagnoses too. Once IBS is diagnosed the next step is to understand what causes it.

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