Food Wars: Protein vs Protein – Is It All The Same? [Video]
You should know by now that I am a big fan of protein. It’s the macronutrient that’s going to help you build lean muscle and lose fat faster, as well as keeping you younger, longer.
Why is this?
It’s simple. Protein is the muscle building macronutrient. Muscle is the key metabolic driver of your body. That means it’s going to help you burn calories more efficiently. But not only that…it’s also key to keeping you young and healthy!
Sounds like a good deal to me. So how do we build more of these things you call “muscles”?
Well strength training is very important…but so is eating the right types of proteins in your diet.
As you will see in my video, all protein sources are not created equal. If you are a bread lover, go to your kitchen and look at the nutrition label. It probably says a slice of bread contains 5-6 grams of protein. Now go look at your egg carton. It will say one egg contains 6 grams of protein.
So since you’re getting the same serving of protein from each food, it must mean you can eat all the bread in the world right?
The Biological Value (BV) of the protein is the guide for judging how high quality it is. The BV will tell you if the protein contains all the essential amino acids (in correct amounts) to be a complete muscle building, fat burning, and age-defying food source. The higher the BV, the more readily available the amino acids are to be absorbed by your body.
As detailed in my video below, I share with you a section from my book, Awaken The Abs Within, where I provide a list of all the highest quality BV protein foods as well as the low quality BV proteins foods to be aware of. I also share a trick on how to combine two low quality BV foods to make a higher quality complete protein source.
Here’s just a sample of the Biological Value list:
Higher Quality Protein Sources:
Whey Protein Isolate – 110-159
Whey Protein Concentrate – 104
Whole Egg – 100
Egg White – 88
Cottage Cheese – 84
Fish – 83
Beef – 80
Chicken/Turkey – 79
Quinoa – 75-82
Casein Protein Powder – 77
Lower Quality Protein Sources:
Peanuts – 68
Yogurt – 68
Oats – 58
Rice – 57
Whole Wheat – 54
Beans – 49
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High Quality Protein vs Low Quality Protein Source:
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