Slow and Fast Protein

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by TightHandlez6, May 21, 2003.

  1. TightHandlez6

    TightHandlez6 New Member

    Could anybody help me by eating effective pre- and post- workout meals by saying which foods are rich in the slow and fast proteins. I would really appreciate any help.
  2. Bryan Haycock

    Bryan Haycock Administrator Staff Member

    The only "fast" proteins are whey, soy, and perhaps other isolated vegetable proteins.

    Everything else is slow. All whole protein "foods" like meat or fish are slow.

    Regular milk is about 70% slow and 20% fast.
  3. TightHandlez6

    TightHandlez6 New Member

    OK, thanks a lot Mr. Haycock
  4. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith New Member

    I heard honey will speed it up. Good stuff before bed.
  5. mikeh

    mikeh New Member

    Ok, I can think of a few reasons to use honey pre or post workout but why would you want
    to have some before bedtime ?? Wouldn't it raise your insulin level ??
    Please explain.

  6. boggy

    boggy New Member

    Also I've never understood what kind of sugar honey is composed of.I remember someone saying that it contains fructose or smth similar..
    What I woud like to know is if honey could substitute simple sugars in my diet.
  7. mikeh

    mikeh New Member


    IMO, honey is a good carbohydrate source (if not someone please correct me)

    Here's the article (2nd down) I was thinking about on using honey pre / post workout
    from John Berardi.

    Honey -vs- dextrose pre / post workout
  8. Lil Popa Pump

    Lil Popa Pump New Member

    Bryan, are you sure soy is a fast digesting protein?

    My understanding is that soy "gels" in the gut much like casein.
  9. anoopbal

    anoopbal New Member

    Are protein bars and meal replacement bars slow protein?

    :) Anoop
  10. depends on the type of protein anoop...considering that most companies like the 'whey' stamp, they would be considered fast.
  11. anoopbal

    anoopbal New Member

    Can we make whey protein slow by mixing it with other foods like milk?I am assuming slow protein nad fast protein is similar to the low GI and High GI carbs.

    :) Anoop
  12. babucher

    babucher New Member

    I can't think of any reason honey would speed up the adsorption, but it would increase the insulin response since you're increasing carbs.

    Also, in 100 grams of honey there is:
    17 water
    81.9 total sugars

    0 galactose
    33.8 glucose
    42.4 fructose
    0 lactose
    1.5 sucrose
    4.2 maltose

    Matthews RH, Pehrsson PR, Farhat-Sabet M
    Sugar Content of Selected Foods: Individual and Total Sugars. USDA. Home Economics Research Report No 48, 1987
    Download the PDF from

  13. anoopbal

    anoopbal New Member

    Does slow protein and fast protein makes any difference in the amount of protein absorbed in the body?, and if it does, is it possible to make fast protein slow by combining food, like whey powder and milk.

    :) Anoop
  14. babucher

    babucher New Member

    It shouldn't, no. The body should be able to absorb all of it.

    Yes, combining fast proteins with slow proteins and/or fats and/or things like fiber should slow down their absorption. At least, that's my understanding.


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