Protein is often touted as being a miracle nutrient, helping people to build muscle, lose weight and even keep blood glucose levels within a healthy range. While most people in the U.S. get enough — if not more than enough — protein, some people may need more than others. These folks include athletes, older adults, people who have cancer and people who have malabsorption disorders, for example. In addition, a lot of people, including those with diabetes, are following lower-carbohydrate, higher-protein eating plans.
One way to ensure that you’re getting enough high-quality protein in your diet is to use a protein powder. But with so many protein powders out there, how do you choose? One to consider is KOS Organic Plant-Based Protein Powder. KOS, named after the Greek island where Hippocrates was born, is a company committed to healthy people and a healthy planet. KOS vegan protein powders are organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free. And they’re made in the USA. The protein in these powders comes from wholesome, plant ingredients that include pea protein, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seed and quinoa. Each serving provides 20 grams of protein and just 9 grams of carb. Choose from vanilla and chocolate flavors to whip up shakes or smoothies, or simply to stir into cereal or yogurt. Never gritty or chalky, always tasty.
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Amy Campbell: Amy Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning and a frequent contributor to Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes & You. She has co-authored several books, including the The Joslin Guide to Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association’s 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” for which she received a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication and a National Health Information Award in 2000. Amy also developed menus for Fit Not Fat at Forty Plus and co-authored Eat Carbs, Lose Weight with fitness expert Denise Austin. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Simmons College and a master’s degree in nutrition education from Boston University. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Amy was formerly a Diabetes and Nutrition Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center, where she was responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease management programs, including clinical guideline and educational material development, and the development, testing, and implementation of disease management applications. She is currently the Director of Clinical Education Content Development and Training at Good Measures. Amy has developed and conducted training sessions for various disease and case management programs and is a frequent presenter at disease management events.
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