The term ‘gluten’ generally refers to a specific complex of proteins that form when wheat flour is mixed with a liquid and physically manipulated (e.g. kneading dough). This complex of proteins consists of gliadins and glutenins. These proteins occur naturally in several grains and function as storage proteins designed to nourish the plant during germination. …Read More
Soy protein can be incorporated into one’s diet in a countless number of ways. Whether you want to add some plain soy protein mix to your favorite entree to boost your protein intake or use a flavored protein mix to make your favorite smoothie, the number of ways to add this high quality protein to …Read More
Protein is an important component of the sports nutrition industry. This is because increased levels of physical activity increase muscle breakdown and turnover due to the production of oxidative free radicals during exercise. The turnover and repair of muscle requires adequate dietary intakes of protein. While most adults only require about 0.8 grams of dietary …Read More
Scientists became very interested in soy’s potential role for reducing hot flashes after demographic studies revealed that only about 10 – 20% of women living in Asia, where the diet is rich in soy, experienced hot flashes during mid-life. This is in marked contrast to the approximately 80 – 90% of Western women who experience …Read More
For years we have been warned about the dangers of trans fat. In fact, the movement away from trans fat has been in full swing for the last several years since the US FDA started requiring that the amount of trans fat in foods be listed in the nutrition facts panel and the banning of …Read More
Are you tired of eating essentially the same foods month after month? Are you looking to try something new? Treat yourself and your family or friends to this Naturally Nice™ Gourmet Chicken recipe for a deliciously unique dinner.
This is one of the most frequent questions we get. Clearly, eating enough soy protein and soy isoflavones is essential to obtain soy’s full benefits. But getting the right amount can be difficult. A number of research studies have explored this question from two different angles. One way to approach this question is to find …Read More
With September upon us and the first day of Autumn rapidly approaching, many of our thoughts turn to Fall-type activities. As the weather begins to cool, many of us will venture outside to hike, camp, or bike local trails. In doing so, we’ll often find ourselves out all day in areas where food and snacks …Read More