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1 NEWtrition Webinar, Week 6 Elizabeth Prebish Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist

2 Objectives Protein Vegetarian/Vegan diets Macro vs Micronutrients

3 Protein Essential Nutrient Enzymes, Cell Signaling, Structural Proteins Essential Amino Acids Complete Protein

4 Protein Animal Protein vs Plant Protein Digestion Complete vs Incomplete Soy Ideal Amounts Why are we seeing such a push for protein?

5 Protein Protein Sources: Nuts and nut butters, seeds, beans, quinoa Fish and seafood Chicken and Turkey Red Meats

6 Protein How much protein is recommended to eat daily?.8g per kg of body weight (1 kg = 2.2 lbs) Example: Adult weighs 190 lbs 190 lbs = 86.4 kg.8g x 86.4 kg = 69 g protein/day

7 Vegetarian/Vegan Diets Why are more people “Going Veg”? What are the advantages? “Junk-Food Vegetarians” Empty Calories Protein Intake Iron, Calcium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D

8 Vegetarian/Vegan Diets Substitutions Milk = Soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, coconut milk Butter = Earth Balance butter Yogurt = Soy Yogurt, Coconut yogurt Mayonnaise = Olive oil based Meat Substitutes

9 Macronutrients Humans consume in the largest quantities and provide bulk of energy. Proteins - 25% Carbohydrates - 55% Fats - 20%

10 Micronutrients Required in small quantities to orchestrate a whole range of physiological functions Minerals, trace minerals Vitamins Soils deficient in some micronutrients including manganese, iron, and zinc. Multi-Vitamin

11 Summary Protein Plant-strong Diets Macro vs Micronutrients

12 Questions??

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