On June 13, 2023, Brenda Davis, RD answered the question that many who follow a plant-based diet hear, “Where do you get your protein?” We live in a protein-obsessed culture. People of all ages and activity levels are concerned about getting enough protein. Those who shift to a plant-based diet will invariably be asked where they get their protein. Most Americans assume that only animal products provide enough high quality protein, and without it, your muscles will wither away. Brenda Davis, co-author of Plant-Powered Protein, laid the protein question to rest once and for all, and tackled many other protein misconceptions. She examined standard tools for assessing protein quality and made a strong case for factoring risk of death and disease into the protein quality equation. She discussed protein needs throughout the lifecycle, the advantages of plant vs animal protein, the most healthful protein sources, and the advantages of plant protein beyond human health.

She is a distinguished member of RLMI’s Scientific Advisory Board and one of the best speakers you will ever hear. Brenda Davis spoke on the topic of her new book, Plant-Powered Protein: Nutrition Essentials and Dietary Guidelines for All Ages (2023), available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Plant-Powered-…

Brenda Davis, RD is a world leading plant-based pioneer and an internationally acclaimed speaker. Brenda has been a featured speaker at medical, nutrition, and dietetic conferences in 25 countries on 6 continents. As a prolific nutrition writer, Brenda has authored/co-authored 13 books with nearly a million copies in print in 15 languages. Her latest book, Plant-Powered Protein, was hot off the press in April 2023. Brenda has also authored and co-authored numerous professional and lay articles and is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association.

Brenda was the lead dietitian in a diabetes intervention research project in the Marshall Islands. On her last trip there (November 2017), she developed a nutrition education curriculum for kindergarten through grade 6 and trained teachers in all public schools. Brenda was the 7th recipient of the Plantrician Project’s Luminary Award in 2022 and was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame in 2007.

If you missed this incredibly insighful and educational RLMI Lifestyle as Medicine Lecture event, you can watch it here on our RLMI YouTube channel.