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Doctor insights on: Why Is Plant Protein Hard To Digest

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Why proteins are hard to digest?

Why proteins are hard to digest?

Proteins not hard to: Proteins\ are not hard to digest. They require stomach acid and normal pancreatic function, but if those are normal, they are not hard to digest. However, fats are harder and take longer to digest. If you eat fatty meat as a protein source, it will take longer! ...Read more

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Does the human body digest animal protein more effeciently than plant-source protein? Why, if so?

Does the human body digest animal protein more effeciently than plant-source protein? Why, if so?

Plant Digestion: The aspect of plant materials that is hard for humans to digest is cellulose. This is present in the cell walls of plants and is a form of starch or carbohydrate. We cannot break down the Cellulose molecule into a form that can be absorbed, so it can cause loose stools, bloating and gas. Many meats are not only high in protein but also contain a higher fat content than most plants. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many hours does it take to digest protein?

4-6 hours: Food remains in your stomach for 4-6 hours. These is not much digestion taking place in the stomach which mainly breaks the food down into its elements. Most of the digestion/absorption takes place in the small intestine over 8-12 hours. ...Read more

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If I eat a steak, how long does it take to (digest it to protein, fat...etc)?

If I eat a steak, how long does it take to (digest it to protein, fat...etc)?

Protein digestion: The majority of protein digestion occurs in the stomach and takes about 4-6 hours.
A steak dinner can take you two, maybe three days to get out of your intestines.

On the other hand, if you eat vegetables and fruits, they're out of your system in less than 12 hours.

Be gentle to your body, eat more fruits and veggies!
Your body will thank you for it! ...Read more

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How many grams of protein can my body digest at once before it starts to turn to fat? I am a very active teen that works out a lot.

How many grams of protein can my body digest at once before it starts to turn to fat? I am a very active teen that works out a lot.

It depends: If you are active and work out a lot, you will need more calories, protein and fat than a teen who is not active. A balanced diet with variety is key to keeping your body well fueled. Do not forget to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated during exercise. Avoid supplements and vitamins unless you first check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What enzymes help digest carbohydrates, fats, and proteins?

What enzymes help digest carbohydrates, fats, and proteins?

See below: Proteases- digest protein
amylase- digest starch
lipase digest fat
there are varieties in this them, but those are the basics. ...Read more

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Could the overuse of antacids inhibit protein digestion?

Could the overuse of antacids inhibit protein digestion?

Sure it does...: The high acid environment of your stomache, inresponse to food ingestion, is needed to activate some digestive proteins such as enterokinase and tripsynogens (and many others) to help digest the foods u consume. Antacid use is thus not natural and can affect the process of digestion, but some people need antacid to help with pain/ulcers etc...It is compliacted process. Have fun learning. ...Read more

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Hlo sir i. M a gym member. So I use whey protein but now I start using Davisco whey which is raw protein is safe to use nd digest easily by body or i?

Hlo sir i. M a gym member. So I use whey protein but now I start using Davisco whey which is raw protein is safe to use nd digest easily by body or i?

Whey protein is-: -about 90% pure or a little less. Raw proteins U may B talking about isolated proteins. Or protein isolates. Whey protein is denatured or broken down in the gut, so why pay more for the isolate when Ur gut can produce the same @ lower cost. ...Read more

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How long does it take whey protein with milk to be digested?

All proteins begin -: Getting broken down in the mouth, but most it occurs in the stomach and 1st part of the Small bowel, due to ENZYMES in these areas. After that in the lower part of the small bowel it gets absorbed. It takes about 2-3 hrs at least.
In someone with Stomach or Pancreatic problems, it might take longer or they may not be digested. ...Read more

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Why did I get acute headaches in d midnight when I used to take b-protein with milk in the morning? Protein digestion problems linked to it? Am a veggie

Hard to say: Your question is difficult to answer - many causes of headaches in the evenings, and I would not expect morning protein meal to have an effect. If you suffer reactive or rebound hypoglycemia, that could lead to headaches at midnight based on a high carbohydrate meal at dinner time. ...Read more

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Acid in stomach which activates pepsin needed for protein digestion?

Acid in stomach which activates pepsin needed for protein digestion?

Yes: Yes pepsin and other enzymes called proteases are activated by the acid in the stomach. The proteases break apart the Amino Acid links within the chain that makes a protein. The freed Amino Acids are then absorbed by the small intestines. Some small chains of Amino Acids are also broken down in the small intestine or absorbed directly. ...Read more

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I'm lactose intolerant. If a whey protein shake is bothering, there's probably lactose in it right? Is it possible to be unable to digest whey?

Could have whey or..: Whey protein generally contains small amounts of whey;most with lactose intolerance tolerate it but some can't;some whey powders are more pure ; have minimal whey so you may tolerate a different brand. You might also have an allergy to lactalbumin, the protein in whey, in which case it won't matter if it has lactose or not-see www. Naturalnews. Com/035233_whey_protein_lactose_intolerance_powder. Html#. ...Read more

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On excessive, foul-smelling GI gas: Which protein sources are easily digested, low-FODMAP & low in sulphur? Am awaiting diagnostics (culture, imaging)

On excessive, foul-smelling GI gas: Which protein sources are easily digested, low-FODMAP & low in sulphur? Am awaiting diagnostics (culture, imaging)

Foul odor: You're correct in assuming foods high in sulphur cause foul smelling gas. Google " foods high in sulphur" and avoid them. You could also try taking activated charcoal for treatment. A gastroenterologist can advise you best on this matter. ...Read more

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My body can't digest fats proteins and carbohydrates and need digestive enzymes, what to do?

My body can't digest fats proteins and carbohydrates and need digestive enzymes, what to do?

Digestion: It would be unusual for your body not to be able to digest all three of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. What makes you think that you are not able to digest them? Have you had any test that showed that? If you have, I would be happy to help you with your dietary issues. Just find me on HealthTap Concierge and have your test results handy to upload. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is hemp protein replace meat protein for kidney failure? Is seems hemp protein can be digest easier?

Is hemp protein replace meat protein for kidney failure? Is seems hemp protein can be digest easier?

Hemp protein: Hemp protein contains healthy nutrients for the body. It contains significant amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. It also contains 21 amino acids, including all of the essential amino acids. Plant proteins such as hemp have been shown in animal experiments to place less strain on the kidneys. The researchers speculate that hemp protein contains large amounts of arginine, and arginine supports kidney functioning. ...Read more

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Sir I have gas problem. What should I do? Its basically digestion problem normally when I take protein shake

Sir I have gas problem. What should I do? Its basically digestion problem normally when I take protein shake

Pro mean with: And bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. See doctor. ...Read more

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I am currently having mass gain protein shake with milk but I can't really digest it and has to run to bathroom for 2-3 times a day? What can I do?

I am currently having mass gain protein shake with milk but I can't really digest it and has to run to bathroom for 2-3 times a day? What can I do?

Let try: Try to add water instead of milk to the protein shake and decrease the amount of protein. Also take digestive tab with pancreatic enzymes. And in order to control you diarrhea take Imodium (loperamide) Good luck if no improving go to see a G I Doctor. ...Read more

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I read dr. Peter j. Book and he said a blood type can't digest protein well. I'm skinny. Is it take high bifidus probiotic as he said to gain weight?

I read dr. Peter j. Book and he said a blood type can't digest protein well. I'm skinny. Is it take high bifidus probiotic as he said to gain weight?

Not reliable....: Source if information. Can't endorse recommendations. Can't address your individual concern here in this forum. ...Read more

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I'm trying to gain muscle but can't digest protein powder/ mass gainers. Do I have to eat a whole lot of meat every day? How much?

I'm trying to gain muscle but can't digest protein powder/ mass gainers. Do I have to eat a whole lot of meat every day? How much?

Diet a waste: You actually have to start strength training. Protein supplements and meat will not do much without getting to the gym and working out. ...Read more

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I'm working out trying to build muscle. I can't digest protein powder/ mass gainer. Do I have to eat a whole lot of meat? How much?

I'm working out trying to build muscle. I can't digest protein powder/ mass gainer. Do I have to eat a whole lot of meat? How much?

Lift weights: The best way to build muscle is to do weight training. Go to your local y or gym and see a personal trainer who can give you a program designed for your particular needs. If you stick with the exercise plan you should build muscle mass. Eating more protein or taking supplements won't help. ...Read more

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I suffer from bad indigestion with some protein, This claims have little lactose so will optimum nutrition 100 whey gold be easier to digest?

I suffer from bad indigestion with some protein, This claims have little lactose so will optimum nutrition 100 whey gold be easier to digest?

Question not clear: Based on your question, I can't tell if you are concerned about protein intolerance, or carbohydrate intolerance with lactose? Big difference-- ...Read more

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Do pea based protein shakes slow digestion or whey based? I've been struggling with constipation so want to avoid a formula that makes that worse.

Do pea based protein shakes slow digestion or whey based? I've been struggling with constipation so want to avoid a formula that makes that worse.

Pea better?: The main difference between pea and whey is that pea protein will not have the lactose issues that whey proteins will have. If you are lactose intolerant or have issues with milk products then pea proteins may be better for you. However if you use the pea protein in larger shakes you can still get GI issues such as bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. Smaller more frequent shakes will help ...Read more

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Does digestive enzymes help digestion when you are on a high protein diet? I'm having problems with constipation

Does digestive enzymes help digestion when you are on a high protein diet? I'm having problems with constipation

Fiber: One who has constipation on high meat diet would do well to eat an apple a day + 1/2 portion of Oatmeal with fruit and nuts at breakfast. If problem persists, see Gastroenterologist. Fiber-roughage is what is needed. ...Read more

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It's an burning sensation on the left an right sides of my upper abdomen, could there be something wrong with my digestion or lack of B12 protein help?

It's an burning sensation on the left an right sides of my upper abdomen, could there be something wrong with my digestion or lack of B12 protein help?

See a GI doctor: Or your family doctor. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a rarity in the usa among anyone with a reasonable diet. You need to see a professional and bring with you a complete list of all symptoms and their timing and relationship to meals or anything else. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more