High biological value – biological value is measured by how efficiently your body can utilize forms of protein. Egg protein has a Net Protein Utilization of approximately 94 according to this study. This means 94% of the protein consumed can be used in your body
There is a bit of controversy when it comes to soy food, especially for men. There are studies, like this conducted at Harvard University, that show evidence that high level of consumption of soy in men led to decreased sperm count. Men in the highest intake category of soy foods had on average 41 million sperm/ml less than men who did not eat soy foods.
However, another study showed that consumption of soy protein and isoflavone does not affect sperm quality. At this point there is no clear answer and there is certainly no reason to abandon soy altogether. After all, it is a great source of protein and will not be harmful in moderate servings.
Rice Protein Powderhas an equal biological value to beef. It is a great choice for vegetarians and individuals who have an intolerance to lactose. Pea Protein Powder equally as good as rice protein and has a large amount of leucine.
As stated earlier in the post, what is most important is that you find the protein source that works best for you and your needs. As a bariatric patient we need a high quality, fast absorbing protein. Just remember that not all protein powders are created equal, and while the most expensive product is not necessarily the best, you will probably get what you pay for!
Thank you so much for tuning into Part 2! Now that we’ve covered the six most popular protein powders you won’t want to miss Part 3 when we reveal the number one protein supplement for weight loss and the evidence to back it!
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