Muscle protein synthesis increased equally when researchers randomly assigned 24 men to eat either plant protein (from wheat, peas, and corn) or animal protein (milk). (The study was partly funded by the plant-protein makers.)
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Two steps to choosing great greens for your Sesame Asparagus: 1. Pick asparagus with tight heads and stalks that are firm. 2. Thinner stalks aren’t more tender, so just choose the bunch—thinner or thicker—that looks the best.