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Fruits and Vegetables High in Protein

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A list of fruits and vegetables that are high in protein.

 

Fruits and vegetables aren't the highest foods in protein compared to beans and legumes, but there are a few with decent levels of protein.

Spinach
One cooked cup of spinach has about 5 grams of protein.

Broccoli
One cooked cup of broccoli has about 4 grams of protein.

 

My favorite vegan source of protein lately is orange lentils (cooked with finely chopped ginger, garlic, fresh parsley, and tumeric and curry powder) 1 cup cooked = 17.3 gms of protein and only 115 calories and so tasty and high in antioxidants!

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Acrylamide

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Acrylamide | Living Healthy and Nutrition...Comsume Less, Live and Love More | Scoop.it
Answers to frequently asked questions about acrylamide.

 

In a previous article on acrylamide, I wrote that potato chips and French fries are best avoided for their high acrylamide content. What follows are answers to a few questions on acrylamide that were submitted by readers:

 

What other foods are high in acrylamide and should be avoided? - Tyler G.

 

According to a report written by a joint committee between the World Health Organization and the United Nations in February 2005, the following foods contain significant amounts of acrylamide, ranked from highest to lowest:

 

Coffee extracts

Coffee substitutes

Potato chips

Decaffeinated coffee

Breads and rolls

Pastries and cookies

French fries

Green tea made from roasted leaves

Ground, instant, or roasted coffee

Baby food (biscuits)

Baked potato

Breakfast cereals

 

Your recent health newsletter explains to avoid starchy foods that are fried or baked at a "high" temperature, such as french fries and potato chips. I was just wondering exactly what constitutes a "high" temperature. Is eating a baked potato, or oven-baked potato wedges okay? - Stephanie K.

 

Significant amounts of acrylamide can be formed when foods - particularly plant foods that are high in carbohydrates and low in protein - are cooked beyond 120 degrees Celsius. It is better for your health to eat steamed and boiled potatoes with a healthy dressing than it is to eat any varieties of baked or fried potatoes.

 

Please keep in mind that our bodies are exposed to harmful substances daily, and are equipped to deal with most of them and keep us as healthy as possible. The take-home message is to avoid eating French fries, potato chips, and other foods high in acrylamide daily.

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Grow Successful Vegetable Gardens in Small Spaces - Patch.com

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Grow Successful Vegetable Gardens in Small SpacesPatch.com  Don't feel limited by the amount of space you have in your yard – you can still grow a bountiful vegetable garden for your family.
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Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk - National Cancer Institute

Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk - National Cancer Institute | Living Healthy and Nutrition...Comsume Less, Live and Love More | Scoop.it

Is there acrylamide in food?

Researchers in Europe and the United States have found acrylamide in certain foods that were heated to a temperature above 120 degrees Celsius (248 degrees Fahrenheit), but not in foods prepared below this temperature (1). Potato chips and French fries were found to contain higher levels of acrylamide compared with other foods (2). The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stated that the levels of acrylamide in foods pose a “major concern” and that more research is needed to determine the risk of dietary acrylamide exposure (2).

How does cooking produce acrylamide?

Asparagine is an amino acid (a building block of proteins) that is found in many vegetables, with higher concentrations in some varieties of potatoes. When heated to high temperatures in the presence of certain sugars, asparagine can form acrylamide. High-temperature cooking methods, such as frying, baking, or broiling, have been found to produce acrylamide (3), while boiling and microwaving appear less likely to do so. Longer cooking times can also increase acrylamide production when the cooking temperature is above 120 degrees Celsius (4, 5).

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Top Twenty Acrylamide-Rich Foods

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"In July of 2006, the United States Food and Drug Administration released the results of its latest research on the acrylamide content of common foods.

 

The top 20 foods by average acrylamide intake by the U.S. population are as follows:

French Fries (made in restaurants) French Fries (oven baked) Potato Chips Breakfast Cereals Cookies Brewed Coffee
Toast Pies and Cakes Crackers Soft Bread Chile con Carne Corn Snacks Popcorn Pretzels Pizza Burrito/Tostada Peanut Butter Breaded Chicken Bagels Soup Mix

Acrylamide has been shown to cause cancer in animals. Exposure to large doses of acrylamide has also been shown to cause neurological damage in humans."

Unfortunately, it doesnt matter if these are made from high quality ingredients or are organic.  Its the cooking, frying, roasting or baking process.   For more information, read the rest of this article by following the link.  Acrylamides are high in the foods listed here and in cigarette smoke.

 

The State of California found acrylamides to be dangerous enough to require establishments serving known products to post a warning.  This was passed as Proposition 65.   "The purpose of Proposition 65 is to notify consumers that they are being exposed to chemicals that are known to cause cancer and/or reproductive toxicity.  Consumers can decide on their own if they want to purchase or use the product.  A Proposition 65 warning does not necessarily mean a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements."

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