Webinar: Protein Obsession – How Much Do We Need and Where Should We Get it From?
Americans seem to be confused and obsessed about how much protein they require and how much they should eat. The truth is we don’t need much. We typically eat far more than we need, and since there is no place to store extra protein in the body the extra all gets converted to carbs and fat anyway. There is also confusion about the protein that can be obtained from animal vs. plant foods. What we don’t realize is that plant foods have adequate protein to support everyone, even vegan athletes.
In an illuminating, nutrition-fact-based and humorous presentation, Professor Gardner will discuss how maximizing the intersection of human health and the health of the planet means consuming less protein from animal foods and more from plant foods.
Instructor: Christopher Gardner, PhD, is a nutrition scientist and the Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine at Stanford. For 25 years, he has been studying what to choose to consume and to avoid for optimal health, and how best to motivate individuals to achieve those healthy dietary behaviors.