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Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

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Get Healthy Protein Into Your Diet

Friday, 10 August 2012 08:30 AM EDT

More than 700,000 times a month someone Googles the phrases "high protein" or "high protein diet." It's become accepted that slashing carbs and eating a lot of protein (from meat with fat included!) is a smart way to lose weight and get healthy. That makes it difficult to discover the truth about the role of protein in a healthy diet.

The basic facts are pretty straightforward.

• Protein is essential for your body to build hormones, enzymes, antibodies — and every cell.

• Protein is a great "I'm full and I'm not getting hungry anytime soon" nutrient. New research shows that when you eat protein-rich foods, you set off a chemical reaction that doubles back through the gut and nervous system to tell the brain you're food-satisfied long after you eat.

• After age 40 your body has to work harder to maintain muscle mass, so it's important to make sure you get enough muscle-building protein in a steady supply throughout the day. Our recommendation: Aim for a minimum of 46 to 56 grams of protein per day. Work out three days a week and weigh around 150? Go for 75 grams. Hint: 3 ounces of skinless white-meat poultry or fish has 18 to 25 grams; a quarter cup of nuts has 5 to 10 grams.

• And most important: Protein doesn't mean saturated fat! Stay clear of all red meats. Opt for fish and lean poultry if you aren't vegetarian. But everyone should rely on lean, protein-packing beans, hummus, low-fat dairy, 100 percent whole grains, soy foods, and egg whites.

© 2012 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D.
Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

© HealthDay

Get healthy protein into your diet by avoiding red meats and eating nuts, skinless poultry, fish, and beans.
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Friday, 10 August 2012 08:30 AM
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