9 types of protein

  • wesv

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    Mar 26, 2015 2:25 AM GMT
    As some of you might know, there are nine types of protein. Each is essential. However, when one looks at a food label it simply says "protein [insert number] grams." How do you know if you get enough of each? That's something I never understood.
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    Mar 26, 2015 2:32 AM GMT
    Eat sushi regularly.

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  • wesv

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    Mar 26, 2015 3:17 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidEat sushi regularly.

    Problem solved. icon_biggrin.gif


    Is that what you do?
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    Mar 26, 2015 1:18 PM GMT
    a bro science response to the 8types of protein;
    the body is aggressive to digest protein. So different types of protein, ok, but does it matter?
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    Mar 26, 2015 4:39 PM GMT
    wesv said
    paulflexes saidEat sushi regularly.

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    Is that what you do?
    Yeah...at least twice a month, and more if I can afford it.
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    Mar 26, 2015 6:30 PM GMT
    According to what I read (don't remember where) you don't all 9 proteins during a meal; you could have some at breakfast, some at lunch, and the rest at supper. The other question I'd ask is what percentage of each protein do we need, i.e., what is the ratio between them that's important?
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    Mar 27, 2015 4:59 AM GMT
    Can't imagine what you guys think you mean by that. Total bro-science. Either there is one kind of protein, or there are billions of different kinds.
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    Mar 27, 2015 7:39 AM GMT
    I guess I meant amino acids. Don't we need various amino acids to build the stuff in our bodies?
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    Mar 27, 2015 11:50 AM GMT
    @morethanmuscle, thanks for "there are nine essential amino acids."

    Reading the headline has caused me to doubt if my nutrition knowledge learned in undergrad school is "still" current!
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    Mar 27, 2015 1:47 PM GMT
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    Mar 27, 2015 5:16 PM GMT
    All protein is is a chain of amino acids. there are 20 amino acids...11 of those are produced in your body. The ones that are not need to be derived from food sources. The protein sources which contain all 9 amino acids are called complete proteins. Meat is a complete protein, whey is a complete protein. Black Beans or brown rice on the other hand have protein, but they are not a complete protein on their own as their protein chains don't contain all 9 essential amino acids. Pair them together, then it is a complete source of protein. So unless you're simply not eating enough protein, there is no need to overthink the distribution of amino acids.

    Vegetarians and vegans are at highest risk for having a deficiency in essential amino acids.