Lots of stuff packed into this post. First, I’ve updated my food guide to create separate groups for legumes and nuts as a way to ensure adequate protein intake.
I’ve been thinking about protein a lot lately for a number of reasons. The main one is that I’ve been working on a book on vegan nutrition with dietitian Jack Norris. It’s called Vegan for Life, and will be published this summer by Da Capo Press.
We worked on our book for more than a year and spent a lot of time researching and debating every single aspect of vegan nutrition. Based on protein and amino acid content, we decided that nuts and legumes aren’t quite similar enough to be in the same food group.... Read More >