BallstofistTechnique wrote:Spirulina is the highest % protein of any food I think. Its also has way more nutrients than any other food that's been listed.
BallstofistTechnique wrote:Goji berries are cool if you want a fruit that has protein. Its also really good for your blood (necessary for muscle growth) But you can basically only get them dried unless you grow your own.
PsychoBells wrote:How sad is it that a perfectly decent human being and warrior like Shogun gets hated-on by miserable autistic virgins? smh
cu10 wrote:nicknite86 wrote:Legumes- Legumes are an excellent source of protein and fiber. Fiber is critical as it keeps blood sugar and energy levels stable. As far as plant foods go, legumes are high in protein and are a great source of slow releasing complex carbohydrates. Carbs are known to provide a more stable and lasting energy supply for workouts. Legumes can be eaten in soups, chili, stews, or in cold bean salads. You could buy them dry, canned or frozen and basically any supermarket. The most common of legumes are pinto beans, kidney beans, navy beans, lima beens, black beans, lentils, chickpeas, and black-eyed peas.
"Fiber is critical as it keeps blood sugar and energy levels stable" - so does non-fibrous dense protein sources (read: animal protein) thereby making fiber from legumes not "critical" (because healthier things can fulfill this function)
"As far as plants go, legumes are high in protein" - that's like saying "as far as super slow cars go, that one is pretty fast". Let's not forget about the antinutrients. The trypsin inhibitors and lectins in legumes are proteins and are therefore credited towards your "high in protein" claim (as far as plants go, that is); yet, these proteins will just interfere with the digestion of other essential nutrients. You warned against "empty calories" (i.e. calories with no nutritive value); legumes turn otherwise non-empty calories into empty calories. As far as protein goes, legumes are "third-world protein"; if animal protein is available, why bother with this junk?
"the most common of legumes" - what about peanuts? i hear they are pretty common. Oh, and soy (don't even get me started on this garbage).
Oh, and back to the lectin in legumes: lectins are thought to lead to leptin resistance. Leptin is the signal for you brain to say "i'm full" (among other things). When one is leptin resistant, his/her body must send more and more of the stuff to your brain to get the same effect. Not worried about that? Well, only insulin and, you guessed it, leptin are known to be adiposity signals (i.e. they tell your body to store stuff as fat, which isn't muscle btw).
In short, for muscle building, legumes suck.