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Does vegetable protein aid muscle building

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Is there a difference between 20grams of protein from spinach and 20grams of protein from eggs? Spinach seems to be a complete protein..

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10194 · April 07, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Popeye was an imaginary character. Eggs are a better value proposition.

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1005 · April 06, 2014 at 5:48 AM

http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/the-role-of-oxalates-in-autism-and-chronic-disorders

"The people who have the highest oxalate values invariably tell me that a cornerstone of their daily diet is a large spinach salad."

It's interesting soy is just as bad with regard to oxalates. Textured soy protein has ~750mg/100g oxalates where spinach is maybe 650mg/100g.

A handful or so of spinach / beans a day seems fine to me, but trying to build muscle from the stuff seems unwise. "The problems come when you make a few high-oxalate foods the staples in your diet."

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0 · April 07, 2014 at 9:27 AM

A single cup of fresh spinach contains less than 1 gram of protein per serving. A 1-cup serving of spinach cooked in water with no added salt contains 5.35 grams of protein.

Eggs contain about 6 grams of protein and are the highest food on the biological value. The protein content in egg white consists of around of 4 grams of protein whereas yolk consists of 2.7 grams of protein.

I would definitely prefer Egg protein.

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41471 · April 06, 2014 at 3:41 AM

More reasonable to consume: 3 eggs or 1.5 pounds of spinach?

And that only considers the basic numbers… factoring in bioavailablilty/digestibility… you're probably looking at 2.5-3 pounds of spinach to be equivalent in protein delivered.

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1005 · April 06, 2014 at 5:48 AM

http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/the-role-of-oxalates-in-autism-and-chronic-disorders

"The people who have the highest oxalate values invariably tell me that a cornerstone of their daily diet is a large spinach salad."

It's interesting soy is just as bad with regard to oxalates. Textured soy protein has ~750mg/100g oxalates where spinach is maybe 650mg/100g.

A handful or so of spinach / beans a day seems fine to me, but trying to build muscle from the stuff seems unwise. "The problems come when you make a few high-oxalate foods the staples in your diet."

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