Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Protein Bioavailability List
I mentioned the bioavailability of protein in my last article entitled "Cook Those Eggs." It occurred to me, why not post a list regarding the bioavailibilty of common proteins you regularly encounter in everyday life? It's interesting and useful diet information, that's for sure.
Just to explain the list slightly, those numbers represent the percentage of protein in each food that can be absorbed by the body. The top two proteins (whey concentrate and whey isolate) are greater than 100% because they are hydrolized, or "pre-digested" to be absorbed by the body more efficiently than almost any other protein type. There's a reason protein powder costs so much!
If you're looking for this information, I got it from an article whose Google source I will provide: