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You guys wrote us with questions and we answered!  In fact, we had so many requests we recorded a 2-part series of your Plant-Based FAQs.  Excited to share with you and please reach out if you have any questions! 

Topics Discussed in the Podcast 

  • Quick stories of how we changed our diets
  • How to lose weight
  • How much protein do you need
  • Sources of protein
  • Is soy bad for you?
  • What to eat on a bike ride
  • How can it help autoimmune disorders
  • Iron sources and how much iron you need
  • how to absorb more iron
  • overcoming social pressures of eating plant-based
  • how eating plant-based helps your performance as an athlete
List of some of the foods we mentioned: Protein Sources:
  • -nuts & nut butters
  • -blend soft or silken tofu into your smoothie
  • hummus
  • use soymilk instead of other milks
  • All have 15g  of protein: w/iron, zinc, and folate 1 cup black beans, chickpeas, edamame, 3/4c lentils, ½c peanuts, 1/4c peanut butter, 1/2c tempeh, 1/3c tofu, 1/2c almonds, 6T pumpkin seeds (also high in leucine), 1/2c sunflower seeds, 2 slices sprouted whole grain bread like silver hills,
  • All have 10 g protein: 2 cups brown rice, 1 1/4c quinoa, 1.5 g white pasta
Iron Sources:
  • Fortified breakfast cereals and milk
  • Tofu
  • Seaweed
  • Lentils, black beans, chickpeas
  • Cashews have more than almonds, pecans, walnuts, tahini
  • Dark chocolate
  • Green vegetables: spinach, beet greens, kale, swiss chard, brussel sprouts, bok choy
  • A cup of cooked lentils has as much iron as 5.5 chicken drumstick or a 9-ounce burger

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