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Old 11-09-2006, 11:52 PM   #1
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Importance of a slow acting protein before bed?

How important is it to get a slow protein before you go to sleep?
Right now all I have available before I sleep is natural PB, whey protein concentrate, and tuna.

I'm guessing my best bet would be tuna. But say I can only get in some PB and whey before bed. My main concern is , how big of a deal is it if I can only get in a fast acting protein before I sleep?
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Old 11-10-2006, 07:34 AM   #2
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Having the PB with the whey will slow down the digestion of they whey drasticlly. How much of a difference will there be between having whey and tuna? In the grand scheme of things, negligible.
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Old 11-10-2006, 05:49 PM   #3
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isn't the protein in beef digested very slowly?
So maybe a lean piece of steak before bedtime is a good protein source.
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:58 PM   #4
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What is PB???
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:09 PM   #5
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Peanut Butter I think.
I try to eat 5-8oz. of ground beef each night before bed.
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Old 11-11-2006, 08:36 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by budbundy
isn't the protein in beef digested very slowly?
So maybe a lean piece of steak before bedtime is a good protein source.
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Beef is digested slow because A) it's an animal protein source B) beef has more fat than white meat, thus the fats slows down digestion.

So if you have beef before bed, maybe you do not need to add an additonal source of fats, as you would if you had another protein source with less fat(ie; chicken, tuna).

In general, casein protein (dairy) is the slowest digesting protein, this optimal before bed. Cottage cheese and PB(peanut butter) is a classic pre-bed meal since cottage cheese digests the slowest off all protein sources and the PB will make it digest even s-l-o-w-e-r.
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Old 11-11-2006, 11:04 AM   #7
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Nitrean, milk, and peanut butter for me.
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Old 11-11-2006, 11:44 AM   #8
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eating too much tuna is not a good thing. Especially if its Albacor (spelling?) because of the high content of mercury that the fish holds.
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Old 11-11-2006, 01:52 PM   #9
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I eat a lot of Solid White Albacore in water and haven't had any problems yet. At least 1 can a day, sometimes 3 or 4. Depends on what the dining hall has, if it's no good I eat more tuna.
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Old 11-11-2006, 02:30 PM   #10
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Cottage Cheese+ fish oils before bed for me with a side of broccoli
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