Quiz: Myths and Facts About Protein

jayabee52
By jayabee52 Latest Reply 2014-09-11 19:35:38 -0500
Started 2014-09-08 13:01:24 -0500

One of the best ways (IMO) to manage one's diabetes is to eat a high protein low carbohydrare meal plan. But how much do we know about protein, and how much does one need in a day? Check out this quiz and learn the facts about protein ~ http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/rm-quiz-pro...

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67 replies

lindainJapan
lindainJapan 2014-09-10 17:58:44 -0500 Report

The old book Diet for a Small Planet had an easy to read explanation of complete proteins and balancing amino acids by good food combinations like beans and cornbread or corn tortillas and peanuts plus wheat. Oh and here in Japan I get more than 4 servings of soy per week but I'm doing well and have a healthy kidney and great lipid levels. Knock on wood chopsticks. (Smile)

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-09-11 19:35:38 -0500 Report

Linda, I had that book in my library when I was married to my 1st wife. I really didn't pay much attention to proteins and amino acids back then as I didn't have diabetes, and after I was Dx'd I didn't understand the role of nutrition in diabetes care. But I do now! Gonna have to pick that book up again.

caloparr
caloparr 2014-09-10 10:32:32 -0500 Report

Thanks for inviting me back. I wasn't sure of the wording of the question that I mentioned was poor, so I went back, retook the test, and became a protein pro! Initially, I thought the soy question was confusing but had no problem 2nd time.

djewell
djewell 2014-09-09 21:23:36 -0500 Report

I am in the same boat brudio. I suffer from neuropathy and gout. As a diabetic I should eat more protein but protein causes gout flare ups. Now I have to add degenerated disk. More leg and hand pain.

Kats49
Kats49 2014-09-10 17:08:24 -0500 Report

Red meat causes the gout flareups…try eating chicken, plant sources with protein like kale,brocollini, broccoli, tofu, soy beans, dried beans, peas, yogurt, egg, cheeses etc…Add try using homeopathic pills for the pain like Arnica Montana found in most health food stores. I have degenerative disc disease as well plus the diabetes…good luck and God bless you.

Grandmadeb5350
Grandmadeb5350 2014-09-09 19:17:18 -0500 Report

I have seen this and meant to talk to my Dr yesterday about it, but forgot. I will talk to my heart Dr about next Monday.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2014-09-09 18:43:26 -0500 Report

Thanks, James. It made me think, but I scored 17 out of 17. I eat a high protein, low high glycemic carb diet that is as organic and clean as I can get it! Still doing well without medications. Thanks for the quiz.

Rita of Parena
Rita of Parena 2014-09-09 12:17:32 -0500 Report

Thanks for the quiz, I got 14 of the 17 right but I still don't like tofu!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-09-10 00:47:12 -0500 Report

neither do I Rita!
As a guy I don't partake of any soy-based products as I believe that the phytoestrogen in soy products does a number on my testosterone readings.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-09-09 06:47:00 -0500 Report

Well, it told me I am a protein pro, but I sure missed a lot. Only 76% Some of those things I had never heard of like the "complete protein"

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-09-09 06:59:05 -0500 Report

That is why I like using these quizzes. It teaches us as it entertains.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-09-09 08:09:25 -0500 Report

Yes, I love doing these. Did you know we have them here too. I did one today on carbohydrate choices and did you know that a 16 oz vanilla shake is 60 carbs but a 16oz frape from Starbucks is 72?! Wow, it's nuts.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-09-10 18:18:07 -0500 Report

I found it in the last news letter I received. I don't know where they keep them. I am asking them to post them on the home page for us.

brudio
brudio 2014-09-09 05:29:25 -0500 Report

Wish I could eat the amount of protein that is required but I have to be careful because of gout which is caused by to much protein.

djewell
djewell 2014-09-09 21:22:37 -0500 Report

I am in the same boat brudio. I suffer from neuropathy and gout. As a diabetic I should eat more protein but protein causes gout flare ups.

djewell
djewell 2014-09-09 21:22:35 -0500 Report

I am in the same boat brudio. I suffer from neuropathy and gout. As a diabetic I should eat more protein but protein causes gout flare ups.

djewell
djewell 2014-09-09 21:22:28 -0500 Report

I am in the same boat brudio. I suffer from neuropathy and gout. As a diabetic I should eat more protein but protein causes gout flare ups. Talk about leg pain and not being able to sleep.

djewell
djewell 2014-09-09 21:22:26 -0500 Report

I am in the same boat brudio. I suffer from neuropathy and gout. As a diabetic I should eat more protein but protein causes gout flare ups. Talk about leg pain and not being able to sleep.

djewell
djewell 2014-09-09 21:22:19 -0500 Report

I am in the same boat brudio. I suffer from neuropathy and gout. As a diabetic I should eat more protein but protein causes gout flare ups. Talk about leg pain and not being able to sleep. Now I have a degenerated disk. More leg and hand pain…ugh!

djewell
djewell 2014-09-09 21:22:17 -0500 Report

I am in the same boat brudio. I suffer from neuropathy and gout. As a diabetic I should eat more protein but protein causes gout flare ups. Talk about leg pain and not being able to sleep. Now I have a degenerated disk. More leg and hand pain…ugh!

djewell
djewell 2014-09-09 21:21:21 -0500 Report

I am in the same boat brudio. I suffer from neuropathy and gout. As a diabetic I should eat more protein but protein causes gout flare ups. Talk about leg pain and not being able to sleep. I no longer have a social life. I am so sick of chicken and turkey! lol…Add to this I now have a degenerated disk and guess what? It is causing extreme leg and hand pain. My hands are going numb, my finger tips are sore and to add to all of that arthritis is setting in. I am in serious pain 24/7 and can only function loaded on pain meds. I hate it because it affects my ability to be clear headed and function properly at work. Not eligible for disability because I work. Caught between a rock and a hard place…I wish people understood what we diabetics go through trying to manage our disease.

djewell
djewell 2014-09-09 21:21:17 -0500 Report

I am in the same boat brudio. I suffer from neuropathy and gout. As a diabetic I should eat more protein but protein causes gout flare ups. Talk about leg pain and not being able to sleep. I no longer have a social life. I am so sick of chicken and turkey! lol…Add to this I now have a degenerated disk and guess what? It is causing extreme leg and hand pain. My hands are going numb, my finger tips are sore and to add to all of that arthritis is setting in. I am in serious pain 24/7 and can only function loaded on pain meds. I hate it because it affects my ability to be clear headed and function properly at work. Not eligible for disability because I work. Caught between a rock and a hard place…I wish people understood what we diabetics go through trying to manage our disease.

djewell
djewell 2014-09-09 21:20:27 -0500 Report

I am in the same boat brudio. I suffer from neuropathy and gout. As a diabetic I should eat more protein but protein causes gout flare ups. Talk about leg pain and not being able to sleep. I am so sick of chicken and turkey! lol…Add to this I now have a degenerated disk and guess what? It is causing extreme leg and hand pain. My hands are going numb, my finger tips are sore and to add to all of that arthritis is setting in. I am in serious pain 24/7 and can only function loaded on pain meds. I hate it because it affects my ability to be clear headed and function properly at work. Not eligible for disability because I work. Caught between a rock and a hard place…I wish people understood what we diabetics go through trying to manage our disease.

brudio
brudio 2014-09-10 04:57:10 -0500 Report

My older brother has similar problems plus fyrbromilaga on top of that so he is on ssi does not work he had to fight tooth and nail to get it and not it is no fun at all

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-09-09 06:41:19 -0500 Report

I did not know gout was caused by that. Interesting.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-09-10 05:10:13 -0500 Report

yes, Gabby and several other foods trigger it as well. There is a discussion of the foods which may trigger gout and the reasons behind it. See ~ http://www.livestrong.com/article/370169-list...

TLTanner
TLTanner 2014-09-10 13:21:04 -0500 Report

My father eats cherries, every morning, to keep gout away. It works for him. I think blueberries have the same effect. He also drinks one glass of OJ a day (in the morning to take his pills with) and he also seems to stay pretty healthy. A good side effect to all the vitamin C, maybe? He is also a diabetic, controlled with pills and one of those "new" injectable medications, along with diet and exercise.

Chuck Fisher
Chuck Fisher 2014-09-09 00:43:39 -0500 Report

17 out of 17. Some questions were repetitious. They should have had a question about how to calculate the appropriate amount of protein based on sex, age and body weight.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-09-09 01:49:46 -0500 Report

perhaps, chuck, you could contact them and suggest the question you suggest be included in the next quiz on the subject.
James

scuffy69
scuffy69 2014-09-08 19:50:16 -0500 Report

I was told to much protein is bad for my kidneys. I was going to join a diet that was at the hospital but I couldnt because there was to much protein

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-09-09 01:42:58 -0500 Report

If it was your kidney Dr who told you that, believe it. Otherwise get with a kidney Dr and seek his counsel on it. People hear and believe all kinds of stuff about protein and kidney disease. Get counsel from someone who really knows about it a kidney specialist.

I ate massive amounts of protein leading up to my need for dialysis and my kidney dr cheered me on. It seems that there is a bit of controversy re protein and kidney disease among kidney Drs.

God's best to you
James

TLTanner
TLTanner 2014-09-10 13:25:38 -0500 Report

I was told that vegetable proteins are easier on the kidneys than animal proteins. So, to increase your protein intake, especially while on dialysis, eat more legumes and vegetable types of protein.

When I was on dialysis, I couldn't even handle the smell of any type of animal protein cooking! But, I could eat tuna with no problem, especially tuna salad. LOL I ate a lot of tuna the 3 years I was on dialysis!

James is right though, consult your Nephrologist FIRST and then eat what they recommend.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-09-08 19:50:07 -0500 Report

Very timely James … thanks.
Under doctors orders I am supposed to be eating 100 grams, or more, of protein daily (I'm a little anemic and looking to increase muscle mass). I eat two meals a day … getting that much protein is harder than I thought. Lots of fish, eggs and Greek yogurt (but not all together).

Steve.

RebDee
RebDee 2014-09-08 19:40:04 -0500 Report

Protein, protein, PROTEIN, is all I have heard since having my Bariatric Sleeve surgery. I must have at least 80 protein per day. So I drink Premier Protein Drink at least twice daily and supplement with anything else on my list of things to eat that have protein. I am staying away from carbs.

debcox
debcox 2014-09-08 17:24:44 -0500 Report

Thanks for posting the quiz. I'm going to check it out while my grandsons do their homework.

unojay
unojay 2014-09-08 15:14:04 -0500 Report

hey that quiz was pretty good but I missed three. I guess I still have a lot to learn lol. but I have you guys to teach me. lol…jay

Sapphire24
Sapphire24 2014-09-08 14:38:37 -0500 Report

I have not had a chance to read this yet, but I think Dr. Oz ydid a show on this, and he says we should eat protein at every meal because it keep you fuller longer. I know my diabetic nurse stresses protein and a BALANCED diet with complex carbs-do NOT give up carbs entirely as that is bad for you too.