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Re: Egg protein powder

Postby Luke » Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:57 pm

Sherab Dorje wrote:I'm a stereotypical vegetarian hippy who does Muay Thai (and BJJ) for exercise. For a living actually.

Very cool, but then this means that you are not a stereotypical hippy, at least in terms of your hobbies.

What's your diet like? Which vegetarian foods do you feel give you the most energy for your martial arts training?
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Re: Egg protein powder

Postby KonchokZoepa » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:44 am

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KonchokZoepa wrote:i was too lazy to read the answers but if i remember correctly you can get enormous amount of protein from broccoli. if it was not broccoli it was some other green broccoli looking vegetable, which is a great source of protein. no need to take powders.

Broccoli doesn't have much protein, about the same as spinach. I've never heard of a vegetable with lots of protein unless you count peas, soybeans, etc.

Maybe on a per calorie basis, vegetables have a lot of protein. But even if that were so, one would need need to eat vegetables like a cow eats grass to get the same amount of protein that's in a handful of soybeans.


ur talking out of ignorance. as this picture tells you broccoli has higher amounts of protein than meat.

broccoli has 11.1 grams of protein per 100 calories when meat only has 6.4 grams per 100 calories.
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Re: Egg protein powder

Postby Ayu » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:03 am

A cooking pot full of Brokkoli: 300 gr = 105 kcal = 7,5 gr protein

A small slice of Chickens breast: 65 gr = 105 kcal = 18 gr protein

KonchokZoepa, your numbers must be wrong. :thinking:
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Re: Egg protein powder

Postby Jesse » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:10 pm

When I was vegetarian I lived off chick-pea recipes, chickpeas have a good amount of protein and are very versatile. (snacks, dinners, lunches, etc.), another good one is peanut butter. Hemp Seed is extremely good for you, you can nearly live off it alone.

Protein Drink I make regularly:

Almond Milk
Chocolate Protein Powder (Whey Isolate.)
Lots of Frozen Blueberries
Hemp Seed (Lots)
Goji berries (Sundried)
Maca Root Powder
8-10 Coffee Beans
Coconut Oil

Not 100% of the amounts, I just throw stuff in until I Get a good consistency, almost like ice cream. It's really good :P
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Re: Egg protein powder

Postby ReasonAndRhyme » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:54 pm

Chick-Peas rule. They have about 20% of protein. Here's a recipe how to make dosa (Indian salty pancake) from chick-pea flour (Besan or Gram Flour). It's really simple to make and very tasty, and it's as satisfying as eating an omelette:

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Re: Egg protein powder

Postby Mkoll » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:59 pm

Lentils are another high-protein vegetarian powerhouse with virtually no controversy surrounding their health benefits.

Wikipedia wrote:With about 30% of their calories from protein, lentils have the third-highest level of protein, by weight, of any legume or nut, after soybeans and hemp.

Soybeans have by far the highest protein content of any vegetarian food I know of, but there is controversy surrounding them.
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Re: Egg protein powder

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:02 am

Luke wrote:What's your diet like? Which vegetarian foods do you feel give you the most energy for your martial arts training?
Lot's of rice, grains and pasta. Plenty of cheese, eggs, yoghurt and milk. Butter milk. Tofu and soy. Beans, lentils, chick peas. Lot's of greens. Plenty of fruit. Nuts are a must. Handfuls of nuts during the course of the day. I have a problem with bread, so I don't eat that much of it. I eat constantly and try to include some protein every time I eat.

I use protein supplements sporadically. Mainly when I have periods of increased activity (full season for training). But really, I don't see any specific benefit from their use.

If AlexanderS has a health problem they should see a doctor and a dietician. Is the problem you have with digesting protein or absorbing amino acids? If it's the first then a protein supplement is not going to help, you may need amino acid supplements instead. If it is the second, then again a protein supplement is not going to help, and neither will an amino acid supplement, as you will just excrete them since you will not be able to absorb them.
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Re: Egg protein powder

Postby Dragon » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:23 pm

AlexanderS wrote:I
But I'm attempting to go vegetarian, but Im struggling with getting enough protein. I have a quite to poor digestive system and I don't tolerate whey protein powder, nor soy, nor Brown rice protein powder.

We actually do not need as much protein and fat as we think we need. Do you feel like your body does poorly without a certain number of grams of protein per day? If your digestion is poor, staying away from fat and protein for awhile and focusing on a raw diet would actually be your best bet in healing your issues. I wouldn't recommend it long term, though, unless you thrive on it. I would do it more as a detox. Some people do well on diets like 80/10/10 and other raw vegan lifestyles, while many do not and it just complicates matters. Just listen to your body and read up on raw foods and healing digestive disorders... you'll find a wealth of information. So besides the animal protein, make sure to also stay away from grains, too, like wheat because they tend to exacerbate digestive problems and don't allow your body to heal. I, personally, think water fasting is a great way to heal the body, but, again, it's not for everyone. Research and find out what works for you.

AlexanderS wrote:I was thinking about trying out egg protein powder, but is that highly unethical from a buddhist pov?

Once your digestive system heals up a bit, still stay focused on getting your protein from a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. You can then start to add in things like hemp seeds and chia seeds, which are excellent sources of healthy fats and protein. I honestly see no problem in eating eggs if you live close to a farm and see the hens and know how they are treated. Some may disagree, though, from a health-perspective. But, again, do what your body feels it needs to be healthy and thrive. Digestive issues take a long time to properly heal, as do vitamin and mineral deficiencies, so just be careful and get blood work done, too, if you can to see where you are starting off and what you may be lacking or too high in.
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