How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

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Protein. The most talked about, and most misunderstood macronutrient. Everyone is so worried about not getting enough protein but do we even know how much we need?

While this nutrient is imperative to health and proper body function, big companies have exaggerated our need for it, leading us to become a society obsessed with protein.

With this fixation, you’d think the majority of the calories we eat on a regular basis would come from protein. It’s actually much lower than you’d think. We’ll get into that later.

First, let’s discover how much protein the human body needs and why.
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Plant-Based Vending Machines to Pop up in San Francisco

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Plant-based company leCupboard plans to install the first of 30 food vending machines in strategic locations throughout San Francisco over the next three months. The goal is that these interactive machines will help people fight disease with food.
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What the Health is Now on Netflix

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Netflix has just added “the health film that health organizations don’t want you to see,” as described by the filmmakers, Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn. What the Health gives an eye opening account of the relationship between diet and health.

“What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy,” according to the film’s website. “The film follows intrepid filmmaker Andersen as he uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases – and investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about it.”
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Doctors & Nurses Go Vegan to Teach Patients

As plant-based diets become more popular, there has been a shift in the acceptance of their health benefits among the medical community.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics asserts that eating vegan is “appropriate for all stages of the life-cycle” and that plant-based foods are “healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.”

At the Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center in California, they’re taking it one step further by providing doctors, nurses and patients with the tools they need to eat a more plant-based diet.
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LAUSD Schools to Offer Vegan Lunch Option

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In a pivotal moment for the vegan movement, Los Angeles Unified School District has unanimously voted to pilot a program to offer more vegan lunch options to students. The LAUSD Board of Education approved this resolution during a school board meeting on Tuesday.

The pilot will begin in August and be provided at no extra cost to the students. Steve Zimmer, school board president and resolution sponsor, told local news station KPCC, “We have had a demand and when we get a demand like this from our community, we institute a pilot to find out, is this something that we really could implement district wide.”
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A Vegan Thanksgiving Even Carnivores Will Love

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Thanksgiving is not a vegan-friendly holiday. There’s cream in the mashed potatoes, bird juices in the gravy, butter in the stuffing, oh and there’s the turkey too.

Vegans are usually stuck with a plate full of green beans or bringing our own vegan food. It’s time to change that.

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