food with highest protein content in the world?

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  1. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    which food or substance has the highest levels of protein in it gram for gram.

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  3. Carcano Valued Senior Member

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    Dont know...but I always wondered how much pure protein is neccessary.

    Horses eat nothing but grass, and are far more muscular than humans.
     
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  5. draqon Banned Banned

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    Protein itself.

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    But really, you should try Kefir.

    Lifeway: Kefir has a high Protein content and is healthy yogurt drink!

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  7. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Egg

    One medium egg about 40 gms contains 6 gms of protein.

    Also the protein is of high biologic value in terms of essential amino acids (egg is the standard against which other proteins are rated) and net protein utilisation.
     
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  8. francois Schwat? Registered Senior Member

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    I'd say whey protein powder is fairly high in protein. It's the easiest to put down, as well. Other than that, meat. Chicken, beef, eggs. It's all good baby!
     
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    cholesterol anyone? eggs...beef...chicken...
     
  10. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Horses are ruminants. They have multiple stomachs full of bacteria colonies that turn cellulose into protein.

    We don't have that kind of digestive system. We have a very wussy bacteria colony so we have to eat our own protein. One of the things that happened to humans when we became hunters is that our digestive system adapted to a higher-protein diet than the other apes. Gorillas can eat raw leaves and get nutritional value from them. We can't.

    They keep revising our nutritional requirements with more research, but it's safe to say that you need at least 15 grams of protein every day, and probably more, depending on your lifestyle. If you're very active you probably need more than 30 grams.

    And it has to have a reasonable balance of amino acids, the same as you get from animal protein. Your body can't synthesize some of them from others. If you're a vegan you have to be careful to mix your grains with nuts and seeds to get the right balance of amino acids.
     
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    Eggs...........
     
  12. kevinalm Registered Senior Member

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    No, ruminants host baterial colonies that turn cellulose into sugar. Cellulose is essentially a starch that is insoluable, due to the way the sugar units are linked. Certain bacteria are able to break those polymerazation bonds, making sugars. IIRC, there are three very similar compounds. Cellulose, starch and glycogen (sometimes called animal starch). They each consist (if memory serves) of three sugars linked into a polymer. The main difference between them is in the type of polymer bond. Something along the lines of a cis, trans, iso thing i think.
     
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    Egg white is full of protein, discard the yolk to lower cholesterol intake.

    Tuna is about 25% protein. Yeast about 50% and some body builders chomp yeast tablets.

    Whey is high in protein, hence the whey shake mixes available, mixed with skimmed milk these provide a low fat/cholesterol source of protein.
     
  14. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    with the fish though you have to make sure it is wild, i reccomend buying alaskan wild fish for protein, because it is illegal to fish farm in alaska,

    the chicken is ok but turkey has less fat, beef is good if you get prime unfatty cuts, eggs are good if you dont abuse them, and yeah take the yolks out wich was already stated,


    whey protein is very good but mixes like a piece of shit with milk or water, and you cant take it on the go with you because you have to consude it within about 20 mins of assimilating, unless you buy pre packed whey protein like myoplex cartons but there very expensive,



    all of these foods mentioned are good, but i was hoping somebody knew of a magical substance that was like pure protein

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    like some kind of magic bean,


    and 15 grams of protein per day? i would reccomend around 350 grams

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    so common where is this magic food that contains untold amounts of protein, thats it im doing a google search, screw you guys

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  15. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    'Magic' protein is yeast tablets, at 50%, but if you eat a lot, you will smell funny and might get a urinary infection.
     
  16. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    The amount of protein you need is around 0.6-0.8 gms per kg body weight. Anything more than that is thrown away in urine (ammonia) or used for energy (gluconeogenesis). In times of stress like surgery or body building or severe burns, we recommend an increase upto 1.2-1.5 gms per kg body weight (depending on the type of surgery or severity of burns).

    In general if you go by 1 gm per kg body weight, you are pretty much covering every normal margin of error.
     
  17. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    thats BS i found nothing, not a single magical food substance,

    whey (supplement found in health food stores)
    chicken breast
    turkey breast
    salmon
    tuna
    cottage cheese
    swordfish
    haddock
    lean ground turkey
    round steak
    sirloin steak
    lean ground beef
    orange roughy
    eggs
    pork
    crab
    lobster
    shrimp
    buffalo



    like i didnt know that already, actualy i wasnt aware of buffalo

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    mmmmmm buffalo, also soy beans are great.


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    yeah 1 gram per kilo of body weight is a good marker to go by, so dragon you should be intaking 1820 grams of protein per,

    meal,

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    i have never tried that kefir drink is it good (taste wise i mean).


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    i have never taken yeast tabs, is the smell thing true? i have heard that before.

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    I looked some common foods up in my nutrition almanac in approximate percentages:

    Beef 15%
    Chicken 19%
    Cod 17%
    Cheese 25%
    Whole Eggs 12%
    Soybeans (Tofu) 8%
    Cashews 17%
    Peanuts 25%
    Walnuts 15%
    Pumpkin Seeds 28% Wow!

    Also the hay that horses eat has more protein than I thought, so they arent magically converting cellulose into amino acids.
     
  23. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Okay, I'll take your word for it. Then the question remains: where do they get their protein?
    You're talking about grams of meat. Meat is mostly water. I'm talking about grams of protein. An ounce of meat contains just a few grams of protein and lots of water.
    Yes. This website says that horses digest "bacterial protein." Bacteria eat cellulose and turn most of it into sugar, but they turn some of it into protein which becomes more bacteria. Then the horses digest the bacteria and that's how they fulfill their daily nutritional requirement of protein.

    Am I right? I'm not very knowledgeable about the biochemistry. Does cellulose contain all the right atoms to build amino acids from it? C, H, O and N, right?
     
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