Some of the topics covered in today’s episode include:
* Vesanto Melina’s co-authorship with Brenda Davis on nine plant-based nutrition books!
* The story behind Vesanto’s name change in 1980
* Changes in the vegan diet over the past 30 years
*Addressing public misconceptions about the vegan diet
* Public’s concerns about the health and sustainability of vegan or plant-based diets
* The impact of the standard American and standard Canadian diet on children
* Insights into Vesanto’s experience of starting to write books at the age of 51
What we discuss in this episode:
Why plant protein is superior to animal protein for human health and the environment.
How to get all essential amino acids on a vegan diet.
The myth of protein combining and the foods that are most important to eat in order to get enough protein on a vegan diet.
Tips for parents to ensure their toddlers get enough protein and calcium.
The remarkable benefits of a vegan diet for children.
How much protein do humans actually need at different stages in life?
The importance of movement and using your muscles as you age.
Plant Powered Protein for Everyone with Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina
Jul 17, 2023 THE GREEN LIFE PODCAST. In today’s episode Brenda Davis is back, this time with co-author Vesanto Melina, to discuss the nutritional details and truth around plant based protein! If you have been asked or yourself asked the question: “here do you get you protein?” before, this interview will clarify it all for you!
In their latest release, PLANT-POWERED PROTEIN: Nutrition Essentials and Dietary Guidelines for All Ages, Canadian plant-based nutrition experts Brenda Davis, RD, and Vesanto Melina, MS, RD, together with Cory Davis, answer the top question for many people considering a plant-based diet: Will I get enough protein? The exciting answer is a resounding YES.
Deep Dive into Plant Based Protein (and debunking some myths along the way)
July 12, 2023 / Blog, Podcast, Seeking Voices: Exploring the Science of Health and Healing / By Dr. Monica Aggarwal
I had a great time speaking with Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina. They are fabulous dietitians who are very well known in the nutrition field. They took me on a deep dive into the world of protein. We discussed a number of topics such as plant-based vs animal proteins, protein needs for children/seniors/athletes, and we knocked over a few myths along the way. All this info is in their new book, “Plant Powered Protein“, and well worth picking up.
To contact Vesanto for Podcasts email Vesanto@nutrispeak.com