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Paleo Protein: Full range of amino acids and BCAA's?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 25, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Beofre I started my paleo habit, I took a wide range of powders and supplements related to fitness. My question is simple: can the paleo diet's sources of protein supply all the essential amino acids and BCAA's that supplements can? I'm curious whether I should stick with a post workout whey protein shake or ditch those altogether.

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on July 26, 2012
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Reminds me of "if God didn't want us to eat animals, he wouldn't of made them out of meat."

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on July 25, 2012
at 10:53 AM

Meat has complete proteins

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on July 25, 2012
at 09:25 AM

You are made of meat.

Meat is made of meat.

Eat meat: it has all the amino acids that you need.

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on July 26, 2012
at 12:54 PM

Reminds me of "if God didn't want us to eat animals, he wouldn't of made them out of meat."

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on July 26, 2012
at 10:46 AM

Meat will provide all the BCAA's you need, especially when you eat 2-4 different meats a day (beef, chicken, fish etc...).

However i would keep the PWO shakes, they wont be doing any harm and are much easier to travel, and are ingested quicker. Just follow up with a solid meal.

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on July 25, 2012
at 04:30 PM

whey blended products, BV 100-159 whey, BV 104 egg, BV 100 cow's milk, BV 91 egg white, BV 88 beef, BV 80 fish, BV 79 chicken, BV 77 casein, BV 77 soy, BV 74 potato, BV 71 rice, BV 59

Here's a list of protein bioavalability. Sure whey is slightly higher,but if you're following a rigid paleo diet you'll get enough protein with high BV & other nutrients. Nothing wrong with whey but coming home to roasted lamb > whey shake post workout.

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on July 25, 2012
at 11:41 AM

On occasion I use a grass fed whey proten concentrate (not isolate), it is cold processed to maintain its best nutritional value, but this is mostly when I am traveling or away from a quality protein source, but dont make a habit of it every day.

http://proteinpowder.mercola.com/Miracle-Whey-Protein.html

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on July 25, 2012
at 11:17 AM

Yes, ditch them, protein powders are denatured/oxidized proteins from the processing. Meat is much better, especially if you don't overcook it. For example taurine is destroyed by heat.

BCAAs can be useful if you're doing IF's, so don't throw those out.

If you still have stuff left over and don't have any issues with dairy, and don't want it to go to waste, and can't pass them up to a buddy who'd want'em, use up your current supply until it's done, but keep in mind, it won't be anywhere as good as a grassfed bison ribeye cooked rare. :) And you'll get lots of insulin spikes from the whey.

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