Manage episode 153126044 series 1082177
The type of protein source that you choose is very important. This video details the protein sources that are the best for your diet and those that cause bloating, flatulence and are just poor choices because they lack branched chain amino acids.
Robert Seik educates us on the proper protein sources one should have in their diet.
Whey protein is a highly marketed protein, which is very popular with athletes because they like the anabolic effect of the amino acid leucine which is found in whey. Many, however, have an intolerance to whey such as gas, bloating and postnasal drip. If you you don't experience any of these symptoms then whey protein is a good, cheap option.
Soy protein is not a good option for protein because 100% of soy is genetically modified and it is very low in branched chain amino acids. Branched chain amino acids, leucine, isoleucine and valine, are necessary to build muscle. Many also have a food intolerance to Soy.
Casein is dairy derived. If you have intolerance to Whey you may have intolerance to Casein as well. If you don't have intolerance to Whey then you will mostly likely have it with Casein.
Robert Seik's advice is to eat Vegan Protein that combines Chia, Hemp, Pea and Brown Rice and Cranberry. This way you have a combination of protein sources and they are very low in allergenicity. Chia also fills you up so this is good for those seeking weight loss.
Remember that intolerance to a protein source can range from gas and bloating, asthma, postnasal drip and even acne. When you choose your protein source, Vegan Protein is highly recommended and you may also want to choose Whey as long as you do not have an intolerance.
Triton Nutrition offers Pro-Fit Whey and Vital Vegan Protein. For those individuals who have difficulty taking in their required protein amount in food sources, these protein powders are easily made into shakes and offer a nice addition.
by Robert Seik, PharmD