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LA CROSSE TALK PM: Gundersen dietitian Birkel on food myths, veganism, pre-made dinners



Gundersen registered dietitian Laura Birkel joined WIZM on Wednesday for La Crosse Talk PM to break down some of myths out there in the food world, how to navigate protein as a vegan, those pre-made dinners we see everywhere and some discrepancies with the new food compass — plus much more.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

Some of those food myths discussed included whether things like eggs or coffee are healthy.

A caller brought up some great question in regards to protein, both as a vegan and as something you eat/drink post workout.

We also talked about some sports myths, like drinking pickle juice to stave off cramps and if protein powder is a good supplement.

A big thing today, since we have no time to cook as a society, we see these pre-made dinners, which look like they’ve replaced frozen dinners. We bet Birkel’s take on whether they are actually healthy?

Birkel works out of the Onalaska clinic at Gundersen Health System. We began the show talking a bit about what she does and who could/should go see her or her colleagues. 

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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