What are the good protein sources?

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Once you had bariatric surgery, you will get familiar with protein. This should be the main thing you consume every meal time. What is the indicator of good protein source? How can you tell if you are getting a good source of protein or not? Biological value is the most commonly used indicator for body utilization rate. That means that your body utilizes most of it when you ingest the particular protein.

A whole egg has biological value (BV) of 100 which is the highest number compared to other protein sources. All animal products such as cheese, fish, chicken, beef and pork are definitely on the list, but not necessarily the highest in BV. Soy protein are a good source of protein as well, but it is lower than those of animal source.

Soy protein made from soybean and whey protein made from milk is very similar. The only difference between the two are lower saturated fat in soybean and the richness of antioxidant in soy protein. Soy protein can be found in soybean, tofu products, miso, tempeh, soymilk, etc. You can find these items easily and they are usually stored nearby any organic vegetable cooler section.

Most protein shake available in the market are derived from whey protein, but it is not the only thing available. There are egg white protein shake and soy protein shake as well. Taste and cost is usually the most determining factor when purchasing protein shakes. Read the ingredients label before you purchase and study the nutrition fact label on products that you will consume.

You may visit with your dietitian if you have more questions regarding your protein sources!

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