What Are The Best BCAA Food Sources




This table reveals some interesting information about the BCAA content of popular foods. For example, turkey breast provides more total protein than any of the other proteins per ounce—not including eggs and egg whites, which aren’t usually measured in ounces—but the smallest amount of total BCAAs. By comparison, a 6 oz serving of dry-roasted peanuts packs more leucine and total BCAAs than any of the meat sources, but not nearly as much protein.

To minimize confusion and level the playing field a bit, I included the right two columns, which allow for better comparisons from one protein source to the next. Note that per gram of protein, eggs and egg whites provide the highest levels of BCAAs. Eggs again are also marginally superior when it comes to leucine content. This should be of interest to you because leucine is the main driver of muscle protein synthesis. That said, the amount of leucine is very similar per gram of total protein in all of the foods.

Which Should I Choose? ///
Any of the foods listed above are good sources of BCAAs. Research shows that 3 grams is the approximate amount of leucine needed at a given meal to maximize muscle protein synthesis, so 6 oz of any of these meats is on the low side of what you would want to consume at a meal


Popular Posts

Retain teeth and lip color for intense smokers remedies at home

Retain teeth and lip color for intense smokers remedies at home

Have years of smoking made your teeth yellow and darkened the color of your lips? Here are some home remedies that can help you retain teeth and lip color.   Whiter Teeth   These home remedies will lighten the stains caused by smoking with the use of natural products. All the ingredients used are inexpensive [...]


Workouts to be Used

Workouts to be Used

 ExercisesBodybuilding Routine ChangePower Clean The power clean is an exercise that’s been getting some press lately, and for good reason: it’s a power movement that is right up there with the squat and deadlift in terms of how it affects the whole body, and it should be right up there in terms of how often [...]


Control cholesterol with natural herbs and supplements

Control cholesterol with natural herbs and supplements

It is a well known fact that cholesterol is not good for health and it is best if cholesterol levels are kept in check. Increased levels of cholesterol can increase the risk of heart diseases and problems. However, cholesterol is something that can be controlled with food.   One of the best ways to control [...]


Randy Couture

Randy Couture

TRAINING: This camp is very typical of all my camps. 2 workouts a day, 6 days a week. Strength and conditioning in the morning with Jake Bonacci 3 days a week. Mitt work and technical work 3 mornings a week with striking coach Gil Martinez, and including Hiroshi and Cezar, my 2 Lyoto-style training partners. [...]


Vegetables for Healthy Life

Vegetables for Healthy Life

There are all kinds of healthy vegetables. In fact, it’s hard to find an unhealthy vegetable. You can’t go wrong here. The term “Healthy Vegetables” is kind of an oxymoron. Every vegetable could be listed. The nutrient and vitamin content in vegetables is phenomenal and when compared to fruit you don’t have to worry about [...]


Q&A

Popular Article

  • 0
    Best and Worst Hamburgers Best and Worst Hamburgers

    Who doesn't love a good burger? Unfortunately, not all hamburgers, or even turkey or veggie burgers, are created equal. Cooking me...

  • 0
    Raw Foods Are Really More Nutritious Raw Foods Are Really More Nutritious

    Mike: Cooking vegetables--especially overcooking them--can reduce levels of both fat-soluble (A, E, K, and D) and water-soluble (B...

  • 0
    Multiple Sclerosis is cured by naturally Multiple Sclerosis is cured by naturally

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) it is a chronic disease affecting the nervous system which affects the spinal cord and the brain. It is a ...

  • 0
    NutraSanus NutraSanus

    Quality of life is directly related to quality of health, and quality health starts with proper nutrition. And while proper nutrit...

  • 0
    Eat This Not That! for Kids! Eat This Not That! for Kids!

    The Eat This Not That! for Kids! program is rated 5/5 Eat This Not That! for Kids! Review:BackgroundThere can be little doubt left...

No Comments

    Leave a Comment


    Refresh