Nutrition

Key Takeaways on Protein and a Protein-Rich Recipe

Not all protein is created equal. Animal proteins have different impacts on our kidneys, for example, than proteins from plants. Within hours of consuming meat, our kidneys rev up into hyperfiltration mode, dramatically increasing their workload. This is true of a variety of animal proteins. Beef, chicken, and fish all appear to have similar effects. But, an equivalent amount of plant protein causes virtually no noticeable stress on our kidneys. Check out the topic page for a summary and to watch videos like Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein? other The Protein Combining Myth.

Recipe: Red beans and quinoa

This simple meal comes together quickly and is full of beans, herbs, and spices. Personalize it by swapping out the quinoa for another favorite grain. Check out the recipe on our newly redesigned recipe pageand visit our Instagram for a video on how it’s made.

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One favorite WFPB recipe is my breakfast smoothie. The ingredients have evolved (and snowballed!) over the years. I blend either kale or spinach with avocado, banana, walnuts, flaxseed, chia seed, green tea leaves, lemon zest, cinnamon, turmeric, a pinch of pepper, ginger, amla powder, and chlorella powder, along with any type of plant- based milk and ice cubes.”

Top 3 videos of the month

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Cooking oil poured from a bottle into a steel potThe Carcinogen Glycidol in Cooking Oils: Glycidol may help explain why people who eat fried foods get more cancer.

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