In medical school, when time was shorter than short and I lived alone, I would periodically get concerned that I wasn’t eating enough leafy greens, because I wasn’t.
It's my guess that there's hardly another myth in nutrition so insidious yet so intractable as that which encourages us to believe that consuming lots of high-quality protein - basically the stuff of animal-based foods -
Some writers claim that protein is protein, be it animal or plant, except for the way that animals are treated. How do you respond to this? We have information that the primary difference between animal and plant proteins is their amino acid profiles and it is those profiles that direct the rates at which the absorbed amino acids are put to use within the body.
Answer to a Reader's Question: Many people are rightfully confused about the various ways that protein recommendations are established, and fail to know the main factors that have caused the confusion.
Although the average caloric intake of the Chinese is higher than that of Americans (2640 vs. 2360 for adult males), and despite their smaller stature, the Chinese are much thinner than Americans.