All posts tagged: diet

Experimental – black bean cold brew

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We at Project UNITED are massive on research and learning and knowledge and education. For trues. But occasionally things arise that you just have to shrug off and get stuck into and see what happens, and perhaps investigate the likely outcomes/consequences after the fact. Black bean cold brew was one such case.

How black bean cold brew came to pass

Simple: the wife (who I commonly refer to as “sorry, Honey”) and I discovered a top-shelf pasta recipe which involves the use of black beans (the recipe will be published on Monday). The other night, let’s call it Thursday, during …

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Things to consider when going meatless (or meat reduced)

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The popularity of vegetarianism and veganism is certainly on the rise. Whilst these dietary lifestyles aren’t for everyone, those who pursue these lifestyles may do so for various reasons, from animal welfare and humanitarian issues, to general health related issues, or simply in order to reduce the weekly grocery bill. But if you were considering adopting a plant-based diet, here are some things to consider when going meatless.

Going meatless

Once the menu-shock of removing meat from your dinner plate subsides, there are some strategies you may need to consider in order to transition to a veggie-based regime whilst …

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Know your dietary tribe, part #2

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In part #1 we looked at the first five of 12 dietary tribes:

  1. Omnivore
  2. Macrobiotic
  3. Raw foodist
  4. Vegan
    a. Fruitarian
  5. Vegetarian
    a. Flexitarian or semi-vegetarian
    b. Lacto-vegetarian
    c. Ovo-vegetarian
    d. Ovo-lacto vegetarian
    e. Pescetarian
    d. Pollotarian

In this post we look at vegetarianism and the variations within the category – flexitarian or semi-vegetarian, lacto-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, ovo-lacto vegetarian, pescetarian, and pollotarian.

Vegetarian

Vegetarianism is an umbrella term encompassing a number of variations within a “meat free” or “meat restricted” lifestyle.

Vegetarianism is fundamentally a diet based on the removal or restriction of eating meats (including seafood and poultry) and the by-products …

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Know your dietary tribe, part #1

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[Part #2 here]

Across the next two Monday’s (including the one we are currently enjoying), we identify 12 (yep, twelve!) dietary tribes and outline what makes them what the are. We have left Paleo out largely because we covered it here.

Who makes the 12 tribes?

Most of us know the main ones – veganism and vegetarianism for example, but there are a few which you may not know so well:

  1. Omnivore
  2. Macrobiotic
  3. Raw foodist
  4. Vegan
    a. Fruitarian
  5. Vegetarian
    a. Flexitarian or semi-vegetarian
    b. Lacto-vegetarian
    c. Ovo-vegetarian
    d. Ovo-lacto vegetarian
    e. Pescetarian
    d. Pollotarian

In this post …

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The Zone diet

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The Zone diet is a dietary protocol created by American biochemist Barry Sears. The Zone diet is intended to stabilise blood sugar levels, balance hormone levels, lower inflammation, and generally promote good health. The Zone diet was created by Sears to avoid the risk of heart disease which claimed all of the other men in his family.

The principal of the Zone diet is to consume three meals and two snacks each day consisting of a ratio of 30% protein, 30% fat and 40% carbohydrates. Calories are also a component of the Zone diet with women being allowed approximately 1200 …

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I’d like to get healthy…

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A couple of weeks ago, a colleague of ours who is not currently in the greatest of shape emailed us with a product he was considering substituting into his diet to replace a few meals in order to lose weight. He had heard about meal replacement shakes and regular protein shakes and thought it may be worth investing in a few serves to help him achieve his desired size. The truth is that weight control and general food health had always been an issue for this colleague and despite trying numerous regimes, had never been able to establish a consistently …

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Are protein supplements necessary?

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If the worldwide supplement industry value of US$396m is any indication, protein supplements continue to be a booming trend. But is there any actual genuine benefit to taking a protein supplement for those who already have a reasonably healthy diet? The short answer? Maybe…

Where protein supplements can be effective

Barbara Lewin, a dietitian and sports nutritionist who has worked with NFL, NBA, and NHL athletes and trained Ironman competitors suggests a few reasons why regular athletes may require more protein in their diet. Lewin identifies five groups that may require additional protein supplementation to maintain ideal health:

  1. Those experiencing
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Gluten, you bastard

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Anti-gluten has become in vogue over the course of the last ten years largely as a result of a growing number of coeliac sufferers finding relief from removing gluten from their diet. This has led to further investigation as to what gluten is, why it is used, and how it affects the human body. Team UNITED have taken a look at what exactly gluten is, the issues it allegedly causes, and whether or not removing gluten from ones diet is a sensible health choice.

What is this gluten you speak of?

Gluten (Latin for “glue”) is a combination of two …

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