Does the human body react differently to different types of protein (whether from nuts, meats, eggs, beans, etc) when it comes to digestion, etc?
asked byDivrgurl13 (1876)
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on October 02, 2012
at 10:43 PM
At the end of the day, protein is just a catch-all term for Amino Acids. There are 22 standard amino acids that a human needs, we can make all of these internally except for 9 of them, called essential amino acids (Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine).
If you are lacking in any of these 9 essential amino acids, your health will suffer. If you go to www.nutritiondata.self.com there is an amino acid profile calculator. Your body doesn't care where it gets the amino acids, which is how vegans can survive. However, you'll see peas have an AA score of 84 while chicken breast is 136. Anything under 100 is lacking in AA.
on August 23, 2012
at 10:41 PM
Of course it does, it all comes down to bioavailability, how your body metabolizes and absorbs the different types of proteins. From what i know, protein from ruminants is of the highest quality
on October 03, 2012
at 12:27 AM
Of course the body reacts differently to different types of protein. I know mine does. And everyone is unique. I don't think there are good proteins or bad proteins (ahem gluten ahem), just proteins your body prefers and proteins that give your body trouble.
For me, the best protein (in terms of digestibility and energy) is fish, by far. Then comes nuts and seeds, then legumes. I have a hard time digesting gluten, egg protein, dairy and meat. I'm trying to change this though.