Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Protein, with Garth Davis, M.D.
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By now, you know that protein isn’t the big deal that most people make it out to be.
But one reason the “Where do get your protein?” question exists, in my observation, is that as vegetarians and vegans we don’t have a simple, concise, and satisfactory answer.
We can talk about how we need much less than most people think, and how protein is in almost everything we eat, but unfortunately, this doesn’t often do much to convince anybody.
But now, thanks to surgeon Garth Davis, M.D., we can hand them a book. Garth is the author of Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It, and it was a pleasure to have him as a guest on No Meat Athlete Radio to talk about all things protein.
(Oh yeah: Garth’s quick answer to the protein question? “Food.”)
Here’s what we talk about in this episode:
- The shortest good answer to “Where do you get your protein?”
- How much protein we really need each day
- Why too much protein is unhealthy
- Do athletes need more protein?
- How the world became unhealthily obsessed with protein
- Is there any truth to the advice that you should combine proteins within a meal?
- How to deal with conflicting information on the web
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Links from the show:
- Proteinaholic by Garth Davis M.D.
- Garth Davis on the Rich Roll Podcast
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- The Skinny Vegan’s Guide to Gaining Muscle