Hey whats up get your mom to come and read this....i have a degree in nutrition...for starters she needs to know the following...
Nutrition tips and some plain old tips for ignorant:
If it sounds to good to be true...then it usually is.
Companys make up references or can make sure research evidence comes up in their favor by tampering with the research that they pay for.
Usually if the company funded the research you need to raise your eye brow.sketchy ya know
3.Kay the basics...Protein is whats needed to rebuild tissue that is broken down throughout the day regardless if you workout or not. People need protein.
Vegetables are poor choices of protein because they are something called INCOMPLETE PROTEIN...this means that they do not have the required amino acids to form a complete protein. Meats, eggs, fish, etc. are all complete proteins. If you do eat incomplete proteins like most vegetarians then you need to combine them with other incomplete vegetables to make them complete...example red beans and rice.
Another thing about vegetable protein.There is something called protein-digestibility- corrected amino acid score - this is the measure of protein quality assessed by comparing the amino acid balance of a food protein with the amino acid requirements of preschool-aged children and then correcting for the true digestibility of the protein; recommended by the FAO/WHO and used to establish protein quality of foods for daily value percentages on food labels.
Here is the chart from my book and ranking
Casein (milk protein) - 1.00
egg white - 1.00
soybean - .99
beef - .92
pea flour - .69
kidney beans - .68
chick peas - .66
pinto beans - .63
rolled oats - .57
lentils - .52
peanut meal - .52
whole wheat - .40
this shows that vegetables do not score high in being digested...for pinto bean for example if you ate enough pinto beans to equal out taking in 10 grams of protein...then you would only digest 63% of this..so you would really just get 6 grams of protein...instead of 10 grams...
Anyways tell your mom or let her read this...that for someone her age you would think she would have more common sense by now...anything you get from an infomercial is crap...and most people out their are misinformed direct her here this is the best place to learn about training and nutrition...but the main thing i tell so many LAZY people is to go pick up a book read it then pick up another book and read it...then continue...i mean you have to educate yourself ya know...and people who dont well F#$K them they are lazy and can suffer from their lazyness and dont ever let me hear someone tell me that they dont have time...thats BS...i know nurses who work 12 hours shifts get off work and hit the gym HARD...and have kids...so you gotta manage your time...sorry i am venting now...i feel your pain...i hope your mom learns something(correct) through this...good luck