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Best Protein?

I'm wondering if certain protein sources are better than others? I have read that getting protein after a workout is a good idea. What is the best? And what are the natural sources-- I don't want to drink shakes.

Sat. May 20, 9:16pm

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Milk is a great source of protein. Drink skim or low fat if you want less calories; they all have the same amount of protein.

Saturday, May 20, 2006, 10:31 PM

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Soy is the only complete vegetable protein (has all the amino acids).

Sunday, May 21, 2006, 9:17 AM

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I like to get my protein from grilled chicken, non-fat cottage cheese, endamame and beans like black beans.

Sunday, May 21, 2006, 11:35 AM

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All of the above! Dairy (nonfat and/or in moderation), soya, beans+grain. I don't believe there is a "best" protein, since if you have the same thing every day you will get bored and come to hate it. A lot of vegetarians have super-low cholesterol and thus don't find eggs a bad source, either (although of course eggs and dairy aren't vegan). As long as the calories and percentages come out all right at the end of the day, there are many different ways to optimize after-workout snacks.

Sunday, May 21, 2006, 1:57 PM

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I'd say the best protein is a large variety. The more different types of foods you eat, the better. Diversity is best!

Sunday, May 21, 2006, 2:29 PM

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Also, egg whites if you eat eggs, are an excellent and inexpensive source of protein. I can't stand just whites, so I will mix one yolk to about 2-3 whites. Just toss the yolks. They are cheap, or save them if you are frugal for other uses.

Monday, May 22, 2006, 4:08 AM

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Best Protein

Trader Joe's sells "Just Caesar Chicken" that I absolutely love. It's low in fat, high in protein and very tasty. I prefer to cook it in a little coconut oil (good for the thyroid), but it's already cooked so if you're happy with cold chicken go for it!

Monday, May 22, 2006, 6:04 AM

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