A higher protein intake (above the RDI) is important for those with athletic endeavours and plays a central role in healthy aging to avoid osteoporosis and sarcopenia – two age-related conditions that can severely affect your quality of life and life expectancy.
Thus, learning how to cook higher-protein meals is not just for athletes, but is valuable for all of us. While there are specific protein recommendations for optimal health, it doesn’t have to be overly complicated. By simply being protein aware, and making protein-rich plant foods the centerpiece of your meals, you will consistently consume a healthy amount of protein.
All the recipes in this guide will include ingredients for 4 servings, indicators for which are already gluten, soy, or nut free, and which can be made gluten, soy, or nut free.
Host of The Proof podcast, nutritionist, sports physiotherapist, creator of theproof.com blog and author of The Proof is in the Plants. The Proof is in the Plants is my first book, and it walks through the science of eating for a healthier you and a healthier planet. It contains the agenda-free information that we all need to become more conscious of how our daily food choices affect our body and the world around us.
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