Getting Essential Amino Acids on a Plant-Based Diet

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When we think of dietary protein, foods like beef, chicken and fish usually come to mind. Aside from the ongoing health debate regarding meat, animal protein sources are still considered a great way to get protein as they are complete protein sources. What makes a protein complete or incomplete depends on whether or not it contains all of the essential …

Get Fit with Fiber

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We hear about fiber and are always told to eat more, but what does it really do? Fiber is a non-digestible component found in plant-based foods that is also referred to as “roughage” or “bulk.” Unprocessed vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and grains all contain fiber. Different from other food components such as fat, protein, and carbohydrates, fiber is not digested …