[quote]Bryan Krahn wrote:
Well, there’s more to whole food proteins than just their constitute amino acids!
Red meat for example is rich in zinc, iron, creatine, carnosine, B vitamins, good fats, etc.
However, for the peri-workout period you simply can’t beat something like MAG-10.
Combine a grassfed steak and some free range eggs with lots of MAG-10 in the peri-workout period as well as Metabolic Drive at night and you’d put on mass at an alarming rate. [/quote]
Yes, definitely whole food contains nutrients other than aminos, etc…I think I indicated this in why I do consume some real food (well…other than, I like food!). I do enjoy steak, eggs, fish, and fowl.
But really now, and I am saying this with the utmost respect to everyone who thinks otherwise…I think the majority of us consume WAY TOO MUCH FOOD to begin with. I know I sure did. I used to be a believer that my body needed a massive amount of protein, good fats, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc…simply not true for me. A little goes a long way.
Like I indicated, I was a gigantic eater in the past. All it did ultimately was blow my digestive system to hell in my older age. With my very much smaller meals (at most 2 a day now) and copious amounts of di/tri-peptides, my health has never been better. My blood work is fantastic. I feel a ton better. Changing my diet this way has helped me to continue to make wonderful progress in my bodybuilding endeavors; I couldn’t be happier.
This being said, I do take in other supplements that perhaps help me as well: I do take superfood, fish oil (Flameout), and eat alot of sauerkraut/Kim Chee.
Some may think, oh my goodness…the cost! Guess what? The amount I was eating before costs MORE than my current eating and supplement regimen. I am actually saving money and no longer a slave to the kitchen and preparing several meals a day everyday. I’ll take my new nutritional strategy over any other right now any day.