The Problem With “Protein Foods”

035Usually when your dietitian-nutritionist talks about protein foods, he/she means foods like chicken, beef, eggs, and other foods whose primary macronutrient is protein. But this time, I’m talking about the other “protein” foods – foods with protein added presumably to make them healthier (or at least appear that way). Like Cheerios Protein, or high protein bread. This trend of adding protein to all sorts of food should be great news, right? I mean, protein is so good for so many reasons – it helps build muscles, keeps you satisfied, is an important part of DNA, and aids recovery for athletes. Unfortunately, throwing protein powder into every possible consumable is not the answer, and here’s why. Continue reading The Problem With “Protein Foods”