Protein: Which Sources Are Best for The Body?- Ep. 192

Protein: Which Sources Are Best for The Body?

On this episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we’re giving our full attention to one of the three macronutrients – PROTEIN. No matter your stance on nutrition (whether you’re Paleo, Keto, or Vegetarian), we can all agree on one thing – You should never drastically lower your intake of proteins.

In This Episode

In this episode, we’ll discuss the following topics and teach you all you need to know about the following proteins:

  • How much protein you should consume every day.
  • What proteins are made up of and why we need them to help keep our body functioning.
  • Foods that have the highest content of protein and which ones are the best sources.
  • Differences in protein supplements and whether or not they’re worth consuming.

Different Types Of Protein

We’ll also uncover several different sources of protein including:

  • Meat
  • Plants
  • Whey
  • Casein
  • Supplements
  • Branch chain amino acids
  • Egg
  • Collagen
  • Insect


Why Protein Is So Important

Proteins are the essential building blocks that are necessary for the growth and health of our:

  • Muscles
  • Bones
  • Skin
  • Cartilage
  • Blood


Myths About Protein:

However, there are some myths about protein, but don’t worry. We’ll give you the full 411 on why the following statements aren’t true:

  • The more protein you eat, the more muscle you will build.
  • Too much protein can cause either kidney disease or kidney failure.
  • Meat is the only source of protein that you can consume.


Natural Foods With High Protein

The following foods are excellent sources of high protein. However, we don’t recommend soy if you’re Paleo or legumes and grains if you have gut problems.

  • Meats
    • Beef
    • Chicken
    • Turkey etc.
  • Egg
  • Dairy
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Legumes
  • Soy
  • Hemp


What About Protein Supplements?

Are protein supplements okay instead of consuming whole, natural foods? Yes and no – if there’s one day when you cannot get enough protein or nutrients into your diet by eating whole foods, then they’re a good addition, but they shouldn’t completely replace your whole foods on a regular basis.

For example, you can have a protein shake from time to time if you’re in a rush in the morning, but it shouldn’t replace all your meals every day.





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What You’ll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 Check out last week’s show: OSF 191 with Jen Shipp: How to Lose 150 Pounds Naturally Using Momentum

2:00  Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

4:00 About today’s show – protein, branch amino acids, and alternative protein sources.

5:00 Shout out to our Sky Fit Challenge participants! Join us in April for our next challenge!

11:00 Myths about protein

11:30 Protein: the building blocks of our bodies.

14:00 Building strong muscle and keeping that with muscle memory.

15:30 Staying full with higher intakes of protein.

16:50 How much protein you should consume every day.

 17:50 Why the average American breakfast keeps us from reaching our ideal daily protein intake.

19:30 What can happen when we consume too much protein.

20:50  Why high protein diets could be an issue for those with kidney issues.

21:40  How much protein can we have? If we have too much protein, can it negatively affect our bodies?

22:50  What proteins are made up of and why we need them to help keep our body functioning.

24:00 Why the Vegetarian myth that eating too much meat is bad for you is wrong.

24:00 Vegetarian-friendly protein foods that do have all 9 amino acids.

26:10 Our plans for an upcoming 7-Day Paleo Reset!

27:00 What nutrients your body actually absorbs and what is wasted.

29:00  Why meat protein is better for our bodies than plant protein.

31:30  All about branch chain amino acids and how they help to refuel and rebuild tired muscles.

33:00 Why our bodies need branch chain amino acids.

37:00 Which foods have the highest content of protein and which ones are the best sources.

38:40 Protein supplements – are they a good substitute for whole foods?

40:20 Differences in protein supplements – Protein Concentrate vs. Protein Isolate.

42:50 How complete and incomplete proteins are different from each other.

44:20  All about whey protein and its pros and cons.

45:30  Why you should stay away from proteins that have artificial sweeteners and flavorings as well as natural flavorings.

49:00 Casein protein – the process of making it, when to take it and the pros and cons of it.

50:10 Why we don’t recommend long-term consumption of casein protein.

50:50 Egg protein – what it is and the pros and cons.

52:00 Plant-based proteins: rice, pea, and soy.

54:50 Collagen proteins and the benefits Rob has been experiencing by taking it.

56:00 Why you shouldn’t bother buying skin products that have collagen as an ingredient.

56:40  The natural collagen that our body creates.

58:00  Why collagen is so good for your stomach if you’re experience gas problems with other proteins.

58:50  Why we should eat more organ meats and bone broths to get the natural collagen.

1:00:00 Insect proteins like cricket protein and how so many people around the world actually eat crickets.

1:02:00 The number of insects that are actually already in our foods like chocolate and fruit juice.

1:06:00 Pros and cons of insect protein and where to find them

1:08:00 Closing comments with Rob and Devon

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1:11:50 Check out our #TBT episode this week with Mary Shenouda!

1:12:10 Open Sky Fitness Closing




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