Originally Posted by Jessicca
I'm sorry if this is a dumb question but what is concentrated protein(is it shakes) and concentrated starches? Thanks
foods that are high in carbs and low in protein, or high in protein and low in carbs. few examples quickly.
high in carbs and low in protein: potatoes and other starchy veg, bread, rice, grains etc.
high in protein and low in carbs: meat, soya beans, fish, nut and seeds etc.
the easy way to get around it is to eat a primarily vegetarian diet. this is because foods like lentils are high in both protein and carbs. mix them with grains then ther's no problem. the problem comes where there is one food in the combo that is very high in either starch or protein, eg. meat combined with potatoes. it is a classic british combo but from a nutritional standpoint isn't great for complete digestion. also there isn't really problem if only a small amount of animal protein is added to a meal, eg a bit of egg to a meal of rice and veg, as the amount isn't enough to hinder digestion but is sufficiant to make the meal digestible in terms of utilisation of protein (only a small amount of complete protein is needed to make the total content of the meal useable, ie. the protein from the rice included.
its quite hard to explain. i hope that made sense.