NBSV 054: Registered Dietitian Lauren McNeill on vegan protein and omega-3 fatty acids
Lauren McNeill is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters of Public Health in Nutrition and Dietetics who focuses on plant-based nutrition. She has worked with Dr. David Jenkins to validate the then-proposed changes to Canada's Food Guide to incorporate more plant-based food. She’s an avid runner, and she spoke at the first-ever Canadian Plant-Based Nutrition Conference debunking common plant-based myths.
Important topics and points you don't want to miss:
>> Protein: Why is it important? How much do we need? Do we need to combine foods? What are the best (whole foods) vegan sources of protein?
>> The 4 foods you should be eating every day to make sure you’re getting the omega-3’s you need.
>> More on omega-3: Why is it important? Why is the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 important, and how much of each do we need each day? Do we need to track our food to know whether we're getting enough omega-3?
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