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    How important is Protein diversity


    I've read in the past that you shouldn't get all your protein from one source. For instance not just eating beef everyday. Just curios what other people thoughts are. I try to incorporate beef, chicken, dairy and even vegan protein sources on a regular bases along with protein supplements

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    Honestly I don't think it really matters and I think that idea comes more down to micronutrients from the food rather than the actual protein itself. It will all be digested eventually regardless of the food source.
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    During the workweek I eat the same meals everyday. I think variety only matters for taste and novelty. Im unsure of any scientific evidence showing a need to vary your meat selections. Anyone else have any insight??
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    Yes and no, depending on thr sources of said protein. Beef, chicken, eggs etc. (animal products) contain ALL the essential amino acids needed by the body; plant products usually lack one or more amino acids so you need to mix up certain vegetables with other vegetables to make sure your not missing any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    Yes and no, depending on thr sources of said protein. Beef, chicken, eggs etc. (animal products) contain ALL the essential amino acids needed by the body; plant products usually lack one or more amino acids so you need to mix up certain vegetables with other vegetables to make sure your not missing any.
    Interesting what about Dairy
    aren't plant protein suposed to be easier to digest
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    Quote Originally Posted by NADDANME View Post
    Interesting what about Dairy
    aren't plant protein suposed to be easier to digest
    Dairy is from animal products, so its included

    Even if plant proteins were easier to digest, they don't contain all the essential amino acids, which could be a bad thing if you dont mix up your plant sources.

    IMO animal products are the best way to go and just rely on vegetables for the nutrients
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    Keep in mind that different protein sources have different ratio of absorption and bio-availability.
    Also you have to remember that with every protein source you are also getting different nutrients..
    Diversity is helpful cause your food isn't boring but if u don't have a problem with eating chicken 24/7 than ok.
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    I think its more important for ones sanity to mix things up
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    I mainly eat different sources to not get sick of one thing but i do eat egg whites post w/o as to chicken or beef as i find i degest it easier.
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    Diversity is good but not necessarily for the sake of diversity.

    I mean, if you were drinking whey shakes and the rest of your complete protein was coming ONLY from chicken, you'd be okay. But why not siwtch it up and have some fish and beef occasionally? Eggs? And you get a some protein from stuff like wheat, bread, beans, ect.. Just not complete proteins.
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    Thanks for all the replys nice to different view points. One reason I do a vegan protein shake for breakfast is also I can get my fiber and vitimans with out a lot of carbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by NADDANME View Post
    Thanks for all the replys nice to different view points. One reason I do a vegan protein shake for breakfast is also I can get my fiber and vitimans with out a lot of carbs
    Those types of shakes are awesome...They are cleansing your body effectively..Maybe they dont taste good but they are very healthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainevant View Post
    Those types of shakes are awesome...They are cleansing your body effectively..Maybe they dont taste good but they are very healthy.
    True I add in a organic " green super food " powder also to get my vitimans from a natural source
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    Diversity of protein is good but it is not necessary.That right,Every source of protein has its different level of absorption.So i try different sources for getting protein like beef,chicken,eggs,and some vegetables etc.Hence it is essential part of my daily diet.
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    i actually made a switch to Gemma Pea protein from TrueNutrition this past month.

    Whey Isolate prices are always gettin worse and they had a mix of Gemma Pea, Egg White and Whey Isolate for cheeeeaaaapppp compared to regular whey. Tastes a little grittier but it's not gross or anything.

    Delicious and still has a great amino profile
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    Never tried pea protein but this complex sounds nice..
    All kinds of aminos from different sources.
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    Diversity is only good for your taste buds. It really doesn't matter of you get all your protein from whey, chicken, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titration View Post
    Diversity is only good for your taste buds. It really doesn't matter of you get all your protein from whey, chicken, etc.
    It has..
    Chicken has different amino and micro nutrient profile than beef or fish.
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    Doesn't matter, if micros are taken care of.
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    you still have to remember that chicken isnt even with pea protein..
    Macros matters for sure..But the quality also have a key role.
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    I dot think it was have a very significant role. I agree some protein sources are inferior, but if you're getting enough the amino acid content may not play that much of a role. This is excluding sources that aren't technically a complete source.
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    Animal aminos are Complete aminos where they contain all essential amino acids, whereas plants do not.
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    Yes..That's why your diet should be versatile..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainevant
    Yes..That's why your diet should be versatile..
    Protein - What Should I Eat? - The Nutrition Source ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainevant View Post
    It has..
    Chicken has different amino and micro nutrient profile than beef or fish.
    its only relevant at all during a caloric deficit, when total intake of one or more of the rate limiting AAs is below maintenance. So long as the basic EAAs are all available in a larger quantity than you need it can easily all come from a single source.
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    Yep but the more versatile the diet is the more u enjoy it..
    Try to eat chicken and rice 24/7 365 days per year..
  

  
 

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