I am going to dehydrate some grass fed beef and I want to get more accurate about how many grams I am ingesting, and the amount of BCAA as well.
I have slowly leant more about IF and want to give it a go and see what happens, but I also want to stay as Paleo as possible. Paleo has worked really well for me so why change things.
So... my question is, how do you go about finding out how many grams of BCAA are in say 100g of protein, (interesting in 10g BCAA portion)and will that change if i dehydrate it? 100g of non-dehydrated beef must have much less total amount of protein compared to 100g of dehydrated beef.
Will I solve my problem is if measure out 100g of raw beef then dehydrate it, the protien content is the same but the weight is obviously less?
Thanks for your help
asked byBen_3 (5)
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on April 03, 2011
at 02:43 PM
Yes, dehydrating it low and slow is just eliminating the water.
but I have to ask, why do you want BCAAs specifically vs just healthy whole food?
Its been shown that BCAAs inhibit Autophagy. Which is something I definitely want going as often as possible.
on April 03, 2011
at 06:11 PM
Thanks for your response.
Is there a reliable source outlining x protein amount within y weight amount of beef? (and other foods for that matter, carbs and fats?) What I am looking to do is calculate 'training day' and 'non-training day' calories so I can weight and measure in the beginning and then just eyeb-ball and feel if I need more or less food. Im looking for a starting point, as I have a mental block about this right now.
You will have to forgive me, but could you explain Autophagy to me please, or just point me to the right info and I will learn about it. (Anything to do with breakdown of weak / not idea protein bonds?)
Ok, a bit more background. I am interested in using the Leangains IF protocal to see how I do on it (I suspect I don't get enough sleep to fully benefit). Pre-WOD Martin says ingest 10g BCAAs, so I am looking to use a Paleo / whole food equivolent high in BCAAs. Egg white powder is another option (and convenient), and I know I will get fed-up with just eggs, or just jerky, so if I have both no worries.
Apologies for the long post.