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Old 04-18-2009, 10:07 PM   #11
Derek Weaver
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Originally Posted by Brian DeGennaro View Post
Yeah, that was for the sake of having an example. It's just saying, why would you do that? Both are not the best sources of protein whatsoever.

I think the hierarchy for protein quality is something like: meat>eggs>dairy>nuts/vegetables>supplements.
Sure, I think that people will always do better on whole food proteins rather than supplements. Especially in the long run.

Nuts and vegetables though go far below protein supplement. Assuming whey and casein proteins are being ingested (well, and egg proteins too) they're far more useful than vegetables and nuts in terms of protein, not overall nutrition (micronutrients, fiber, monounsaturated fats). I
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