Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2004 06:54 pm
Does anyone know of any foods that are high in protein, but low in fat, or are there any foods with those qualities?

I know nothing about nutrition, i was just wondering
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2004 06:57 pm
Turkey, and chicken are both low fat when prepared properly. Same with fish. Just don't deep fry it. Are you looking for vegetarian options?
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2004 06:58 pm
sure, anything is good
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2004 06:59 pm
it dosen't necessisarily have to be vegetarian, but i like veggies
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2004 07:05 pm
I would have to say grass. I mean, it's all cows eat, and cows are the worlds biggest source of protien (and methane and hydrogen to boot). They've got to get that protien from somewhere. Oh, and... if you want my sources on that information I will need about ten minutes advance warning to falsify some.
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2004 07:11 pm
lol, grass... dare i try that?
Laughing
i heard that cows produce something like 2% of the worlds pollution due to their, flatulence, i doubt if its true, but you woulnd't happen to know for sure, would you?
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2004 07:15 pm
I've heard that it is a large percent, but relatively speaking, that could mean anything... at least, to someone as ignorant as I am.
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2004 07:19 pm
Cows do indeed produce a lot of methane.

Beans, hemp seeds, seeds all have high protein and low fat.
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K e v i n
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2004 07:20 pm
Really? i had no idea that beans had any protien whatsoever. I didnt think that any veggie or fruit had protein for that matter...
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2004 07:35 pm
Kevin, cultures with little access to meat have made very healthy, high-protein meals with a combination of beans and rice. It is the combination that produces protein--if they are eaten separately, the protein isn't a "complete" protein.

Eggs are also a good source of protein. While they have fairly high concentrations of cholesterol, the fat content is relatively low.

That is just about the extent of my nutritional knowledge.

BTW, welcome to a2k!!
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K e v i n
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2004 07:38 pm
Hmm... Beans and rice. I like beans and rice.
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K e v i n
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2004 07:40 pm
Hmm... Beans and rice. I like beans and rice. Very Happy

What sort of beans do you mean? Like, kidney beans? or green beans?
(both are good)

and thanks for the welcome, its always nice to feel loved :wink:
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Diane
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2004 07:49 pm
Kevin, since I grew up in Tucson, I'm more familiar with Mexican food. Here is a recipe for black beans and rice.

Mexican Black Beans & Rice

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup green pepper,chopped
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon dried coriander
3/4 cup chopped tomato
1 cup chopped onion
2 cups cooked long grain rice
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 - 15 ounce can of black beans, rinsed and drained

Directions
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion and green peeper, sauté until tender. Stir in rice, cumin, coriander, and chili powder; sauté for 3 minutes. Add beans and tomato; sauté for 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

There are also great recipes from different cultures such as Cajun, called Dirty Rice and many others that are extremely easy to put together.

I suggest you do a google search to find a wide variety.
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2004 07:49 pm
Then there's soy, which comes in everything now: milk, cereal, simulated meat, and its natural (bean) form.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2004 07:51 pm
All beans have protein, some have more than others. All nuts have protein. Soy products do as well, but if you're a guy stay away from too much soy. It mimics female hormones and can create problems in men/boys.
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2004 07:59 pm
Quote:
if you're a guy stay away from too much soy. It mimics female hormones and can create problems in men/boys


A fact Henry Ford, an early proponent of soy consumption in America, would probably liked to have known.
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K e v i n
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2004 10:55 am
I love Mexican and southern food, and I think I may have some recepies at home to check out. ive never cooked beans before, do you even have to?

I heard that eating to many peanuts was not good. Anyone know if that's true?
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Relative
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2004 11:09 am
Eating peanuts is not good because they may contain carcinogenic substances. Check Google. Some people are also allergic to peanuts.

Beans are inedible unless cooked, and heavily cooked for that. Most are far too hard to even break with teeth.

Rice contains proteins but you must eat raw rice, not peeled and polished one we easterners eat. Half of the world lives mostly on rice. Peeled and polished rice contains almost no minerals and proteins whatsoever.

As far as I know Smile
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K e v i n
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2004 11:11 am
This one looks good

Found this at http://www.recipegoldmine.com/

RICE AND BEAN WRAPS

2 tablespoons butter or butter flavor Crisco
1 (6.8 ounce) package Rice A Roni Spanish or plain rice
2 cups water
1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
1 can black or kidney beans, washed and drained
1 can Mexicorn, drained
8 (8-inch) flour tortillas, warmed
Shredded Cheddar cheese or Velveeta (optional)
Sour cream (optional)

In large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté rice mix with butter until golden brown. Add water, salsa and box seasonings; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover, simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in beans and corn, let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Serve in tortillas with cheese and sour cream, if desired.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2004 11:16 am
If you go veggie, yes, you have to make sure you combine proteins, as no vegetable has all the amino acids you need. In terms of meat, if you want a change, bison, emu and ostrich are also low in fat, and quite tasty. Also fish and seafood.
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