Top 5 Sources of Protein on a Ketogenic Diet

Top 5 Sources of Protein on a Ketogenic Diet

Top 5 Sources of Protein on a Ketogenic Diet

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you have so many options to choose from when it comes down to protein so where the heck do you begin they’re not all created equal I will tell you that right then they’re sure they all have protein in them all the protein sources of course are going to have protein but some have supporting nutrients they’re gonna help you synthesize more protein and some have additional fats and additional vitamins that are going to just make you a better person so when we look at the big picture what are the top proteins to consume whether you were on a ketogenic diet or not okay they’re going to be the same but the best proteins for a regular diet are also going to be the best for a keto diet let’s go ahead and let’s dive in but please do hit that red subscribe button hit that little Bell icon so even turn on notifications let’s rock and roll first one that’s gonna make the list is going to be sardines alright I talk about them all the time and some of you are like Thomas I’m so tired of you talking about sardines and I get it but they make the list okay they make the list because you’re gonna get the best abundance of omega-3 fatty acids that you can possibly find but you’re also going to get the bioavailable vitamin D that you need from the skin from the bones and everything like that in the sardines that’s going to help support not only your bones but support your mood but studies have also shown has a big impact on directly belly fat so that is pretty darn interesting right then and there now additionally they’re convenient as heck now you’re not going to open up a can of sardines on the airplane next to the attractive person next to you I get it but you may at least get to the airport and then go hide in a corner and eat them it’s not as easy as a protein shake but at least it’s convenient when you get those little hundred gram little cans right so that’s why it makes the list it’s convenient it’s efficient and it’s one of the best overall just fat sources that you can get in addition to being an amazing protein source another thing to remember with sardines is because they’re small they’re smaller down the food chain there’s less heavy metal exposure so in the world of eating fish you want to go smaller smaller is better less metal exposure alright the next one we have to talk about is one that everyone here will probably be happy to hear about and that is beef and beef liver now I added beef liver as an afterthought simply because I understand that there’s sort of an acquired taste and acquired texture with beef liver but let’s talk about beef and beef liver sort of together as one okay beef the cool thing is a very high-end what it’s called Hemi iron that’s a unique kind of iron that’s I bio-available it’s not the same kind of iron you’re gonna get from eating spinach and things like that this is an iron that’s truly going to be bioavailable and usable in your body to help transport oxygen so you can get a better workout so you’re healthier so you better nutrient delivery over all the other thing of course there’s not gonna be any metal contamination so normally if you’re trying to get meats that are rich in omega-3s you’re going to end up dealing with heavy metal contamination because you’re dealing with fish right well obviously not the case with beef now when we compare beef to chicken and to other poultry and things like that here’s what we have to look at typically when you look at a chicken the fatty acid profile is going to be pretty much garbage what do they feed chickens tons and tons of soy tons of corn and it is nasty plus they’re usually in small cages where they’re having a pump and full of antibiotics so the fatty acid profile is not that good and you end up with a bunch of other just pour Mon modulating effects that you don’t really want from chicken does that mean you should never eat chicken absolutely not I’m just saying that beef is a little bit superior you don’t want to eat beef all the time as well it’s also very very critical that it’s grass-fed grass-finished otherwise you end up with a bunch of omega-6 fatty acids in the first place and when you’re buying beef you have to look at the label and it has to say grass-finished okay grass-fed mean that they can feed it grasp pellets okay it doesn’t mean they’re actually grass-fed so they can be fed grass pellets for a couple days in their life and they can be considered grass-fed at that point which is a little bit scary now with beef liver I consider beef liver probably the most nutrient rich food that is on the planet and the reason is because it has all the vitamins all the B vitamins plus a lot of the protein plus a little bit of fat but most importantly it gets you the bioactive retinol form of vitamin A that is so important for so many functions within your body it also helps support vitamin D so you get bioavailable vitamin D bioavailable vitamin A anyhow if you haven’t tried liver you should but if you can’t do liver at least stick it to having some good quality beef I do want to highly recommend butcher box down below in the description so they’re a grass-fed and grass-finished meat delivery service so you can get grass-fed grass-finished meat delivered to your doorstep they are honestly what I use almost exclusively these days because they have whatever I want and I highly recommend it it generally is less costly in the grocery store especially when it comes down good quality grass-fed grass-finished so you definitely want to check them out special discount special pricing and special offers down below after you watch this video in the description next up are going to be eggs now I have a lot to say about eggs both good and bad but they do make the list as far as proteins go they make the list because they are the most abundant amino acid rich food that you can find I will start with a caveat though eggs can be inflammatory why can they be inflammatory well because the egg white is full of immunoglobulins it’s full of immuno active systems right it’s there to grow a life which also means it’s there to help support that life and getting the proper immune system so sometimes when we consume a lot of egg whites we end up with an inflammatory response of our own we just have to be careful so if you feel like you get inflamed you don’t feel good after eating eggs I recommend getting 2 egg white out of the equation and just having the yolk because the yolk is gonna have the bulk of vitamins just a little bit less protein now the cool thing about eggs they have the perfect one-to-one ratio of proteins to fats that’s like the perfect just standard ratio for the basic ketogenic diet that’s not going down any kind of therapeutic rabbit holes super SuperDuper important that you get pasture-raised eggs okay if you get regular eggs they’re coming from caged chickens which means that you’re gonna have all the antibiotics and all the hormones pumping through right to the egg it additionally cage-free doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re pasture-raised it just means they’re in larger hen houses where they’re still crammed than me and fed a bunch of antibiotics to combat the fact that they’re just eating each other species and doing really nasty things okay so be very very careful with that now if you get good quality eggs you’re going to have a high amount of omega threes in them but the Omega 3s that are gonna be in those eggs are going to be from a form known as alpha linoleic acid ala Omega threes from ala are not nearly as cool as Omega threes that come from grass-fed beef or from fish but here’s a hot tip for you if you cook your eggs you add a little bit of black pepper and a little bit of turmeric what can happen is the bioactive curcumin in the turmeric helps enzymes convert the omega threes from ala to the usable DHA form simply put it turns the egg fat into more of an animal or fish fat not literally but that’s basically what’s happening inside your body now one for those that are trying to go a little bit less meat in their life right so the vegans the vegetarians or that just one up just a little change P protein P protein is unique first of all because of all the vegan and vegetarian proteins it’s nice because it’s mechanically separated they get the protein through a mechanical separation versus a chemical separation normally if you have like a vegan or vegetarian form of protein like soy it’s gonna be chemically separated you end up with a bunch of toxins coming in your body that way so at least we’ve got that going for us now pea protein is almost a complete protein so what the heck does that mean it means that it is lacking one amino acid from being complete so then why is it on Thomas’s List that seems like counterproductive well guess what the one amino acid that is lacking is known as methionine and methionine is an amino acid that you are going to get from anything you’re going you’re not going to be deficient in Metheny and it’s a very rare yeah so if you’re just eating any kind of food at all you’re getting Matheny Ninh and the interesting thing is methionine is actually a precursor to homocysteine which is not good homocysteine is what can trigger heart disease it’s a very pro-inflammatory so in other words it’s a good thing that you have all the essential amino acids with the exception of methionine because then you’re with a nicer ratio of protein to Matheny meaning you’re get the protein you get the benefit without the health damaging effects of the methionine linking to homocysteine not to say that Matheny is going to kill you I’m not trying to fear monger here just saying it is advantageous when they look at P protein so why am I not wrapping up the video yet well it’s because I have an honorable mention okay this one makes the cut as an honorable mention and quite honestly should have made the top five but it’s so weird and odd I just didn’t think that people would like it because it’s like this isn’t something I necessarily want to try but I encourage you to try it okay cricket protein you’ve probably seen cricket protein powders and stuff out there it’s not bad you might as well take a look here’s the thing two times as much protein density as other kinds of meat right so like we’ve got beef chicken twice as much protein density then we have a good amount of fiber more fiber than spinach from a particular kind of fiber from the exoskeleton so very effective in the body but also a great megha three-level now granted the omega-3 to omega-6 profile is not as good as it would be with say salmon but still not too shabby at all and for those of you that really give it care about the environment a heck of a lot more sustainable so it’s just worth mentioning as an honorable mention the best thing that you can do is probably rotate through your proteins anyway have a little bit of each test amount see what works for you I think my favourites are probably going to come down to sardines and beef when I look at this list but at the end of the day you got to choose what’s best for you thank you for watching thank you for being here if you have ideas for future videos put them down below and also thank you for checking out butcher box down below in the description see you soon there are so many different kinds of proteins that you could be taking right like we’ve got different protein powders we’ve got different meat sources veggie sources I need you to forget everything that you know about protein synthesis and about building muscle and about protein consumption okay I’m gonna flip some stuff on its head and give you a better understanding of what’s really happening inside your body so you can make the best choices are you consuming too much protein let’s break it down alright because a lot of times people lead us to believe that we need to be consuming these massive amounts of protein especially if we’re dieting and especially if we’re training really hard and we’re trying to build muscle or we’re trying to stay lean 

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