Posts Tagged ‘RDA’

Vitamin A

I plan for this to be the first post in a series about vitamins. I figured I’d start in ABC order, which is in fact how the vitamins were named — in the order they were ‘discovered’. In my Introductory Nutrition class we are learning about vitamins and minerals, so I happily share my new knowledge here. Continue reading

Where do you get your protein?

The most common question I continually hear from anyone who has not read much about nutrition and food beyond what the media tells them. Happens so often, in fact, that 2.5 hours ago someone asked me just that. Americans are so brainwashed by the meat industry that: 1) we believe we are somehow supposed to be consuming massive amounts of protein daily; and 2) we are led to believe that ONLY by eating meat can we obtain protein.

Guess what? Consuming high amounts of protein is bad; the RDA is 0.36 grams of protein per pound that we weigh. Continue reading