I was talking with one of my readers over the weekend about my last article on how much protein to have at breakfast. She said, "I read the article that you linked to and it suggested a 30/30/30 approach for grams of protein at meals. Do I need that much protein?". Such a great question! Here's my take on it: Average Protein Needs Each person's nutrient needs are a little different, and you actually have some leeway with how much of each to have. You already know how I … [Read more...]
Grilling Can Increase Cancer Risk. Cut That Risk With These 4 Easy Tips!
You may or may not be aware that when an open flame touches meat, it forms compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These compounds actually have the opportunity to damage DNA and result in the growth of cancer cells. This happens under the following two circumstances: (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When the cooking method is grilling When the food item that is cooked is meat (either red meat, poultry or fish) Don't … [Read more...]