Foods that help absorb protein

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Nov 13, 2014 5:12am
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What foods do u guys know of that help absorb protein?? I am a pretty small girl(110lbs 5'2") and I am looking to bulk up my arms and tone my butt. And lose belly fat. I am currently drinking protein shakes before I workout(or should I do it after?) But I want to eat the right foods that will help me absorb the most protein into my body. Thanks

13 Nov
You should take the protein 1hour before and right after the workout. I trying to bulk up too, I take 100gr of oatmeal with that scoop of protein before the workout.
13 Nov
Also, carbohidrates help you bulk up, but you'll have to know the consequences of that. (More fatness coming in)
15 Nov
Not really anything that will help you make your body digest it faster, protein breakdown happens at a specific rate just like metabolizing carbs and fats. If you want to get more out of your protein get something that is 100% whey isolate, and micronized. The 'digestion' of these proteins has been done for you in the manufacturing process and they're broken down into smaller bits. Buuuuut, with convenience comes price lol.
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Nov 13, 2014 6:34am
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You just need to make use of the protein you take in and your body will use it.  You need to stress / damage your muscles (tough workouts that leave you sore)  and the protein is automatically used for repair. As far as i know there aren't any foods to increase protein uptake

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Nov 13, 2014 11:35pm
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Thanks everyone. And thanks for the advice about protein 1 .hr before workout. ,I will do that

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Nov 13, 2014 11:41pm
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Np. Add the oats too! They help a lot on your goal.

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Nov 14, 2014 12:08am
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Fast digesting carbs from fruits and honey works best with protein shakes oats are good too which I am using myself in my post workout shake but only quater of a cup though try taking them in breakfast or post workout as they are slowly digested whereas you need quick boost of energy before workout blend in apples bananas honey flaxseed and coconut oil coffee beans low fat milk, whey, creatine and ice and drink away for massive energy for your workouts :)

14 Nov
Add cinnamon to taste too
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Nov 14, 2014 12:11am
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I advise you to eat 7 pills of " fenugreek " with every meal, its good for absorption!

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Nov 14, 2014 3:29am
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I'm pretty sure this is how a normal body works. You eat food, your body takes what it needs and the rest you flush down the toilet.

Idk if you can force protein into your body. I might be wrong but nowadays, I won't be surprise if there is a powder/pill for protein absorption.

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Nov 15, 2014 2:54am
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You should also take your protein after your workout. That's when your body needs it the most for repair and growth.

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