Do You Need Protein Powders?

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On Episode #18 of the Greenletes Podcast, hear from an expert on everything you’ve ever wanted to know about protein powders.

Frances Largeman-Roth is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, a New York Times best selling author and nationally recognized nutrition and wellness expert. Frances is the author of Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom’s Healthy Eating Guide and Eating In Color: Delicious, Healthy Recipes for You and Your Family. She is also the co-author of the bestselling The CarbLovers Diet. Her latest book, Smoothies & Juices: Prevention Healing Kitchen, was released in September 2020.

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Frances is a contributor to several publications, including, Parents, Parade, and MindBodyGreen. She has appeared on numerous national TV shows, including The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, The Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood Live, QVC and CNN. Frances contributes expert quotes to national publications and also helps healthy food brands share their message. Frances is a member of the James Beard Foundation and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She received her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at Columbia.

Frances, her husband and three kids live north of Manhattan, in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

In this episode

Natalie and Frances discuss:

  • who protein powders are right for
  • research on the difference in bioavailability between whey protein powder and plant-based protein powder
  • the different sources of protein powder, like whey, soy, pea, hemp, rice. Is one considered best?
  • what ingredients should people avoid/ look out for in protein powders
  • sweeteners in protein powders 
  • how to use protein powders

Resources article on protein powders
Follow Frances on IG or visit her website
Buy her book (affiliate link): Smoothies & Juices: Prevention Healing Kitchen

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I’m Natalie Rizzo, an NYC-based Registered Dietitian.

My mission is to help everyday athletes fuel their fitness with plants.

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