I have a nasty digestive system. Egg whites don't upset it and are a great protein source.
What do you mean by "nasty". What does not upset it?
By nasty, I mean many foods upset my whole digestive system. It becomes a challenge to eat. Right now I'm back into the "I'd rather be hungry than deal with the results of what happens when I eat." (booo)
I've looked into things for many years and it's a whole other story. My GP hasn't been all that helpful. Soon I'm seeing a very good doctor who I have been referred to who I'm really confident will figure me out. She is renowned for it and has helped a lot of people get their lives back so to speak.
I've learned through a lot of experimenting that I should avoid wheat, oats, gluten, and pretty much all grains. I don't know why but they kill me. Dairy is out (a non issue here!) as well.
Well, here is what I can eat without getting basically incapacitated by cramps, gas, bloating and a lot of digestive, er "issues":
eggs, fish, chicken (clearly unvegan)
-some fruit (not mangoes, not pineapple - darn, they're so good)
-cooked vegetables (broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, etc. and I LOVE veggies)
- squash and sweet potatoes
-Soy protein powder isolate
-Tofu - however I hear too much soy has its own health pitfalls
- tempeh / LOVE IT
- hemp protein (but it's so grainy....can you help?)
- Beans and lentils in moderation -
-healthy fats like nuts and good oils
- Normal things like spices, seasonings, miso, vinegar, mustard etc...
I'm a great cook and am willing to spend time preparing things.
Please do inform me about how the debate started. Why do bodybuilders/physique athletes place so much emphasis on high protein if it really doesn't matter? I agree first and foremost is to eat ENOUGH calories, but doesn't the relative ratio of the macronutrients also play a key role in body composition/muscle recovery? I am interested in being unbrainwashed about the protein. I do think it's important to get some at each meal, I find if you eat all carbs and nothing else that you get hungry waaaay faster... no? Doesn't protein slow the digestion of the carbs?
If you eat a great variaty of vegan UNPROCESSED food it i
s just not possible to get to little protein. When you get informed how the whole "high-quality-protein-debate" started (2 scientist, some rats and egg protein
) about 100 years or so ago, you will recognise that wasting your time with thinking about it is rather silly...