i was reading this article:http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/ask-the-dietitian-is-a-calorie-a-calorie-2
just kinda skimmin through and it was all kinda old news but more or less on point, then i came across this paragraph and wondered if it was supposed to be a joke or something..or did i miss a meeting somewhere? now branched chain amino acids are things found in hamburger and give you metabolic disease? what?
All proteins provide about 4 calories per gram but there are higher quality proteins, which may reduce appetite and optimize muscle repair and recovery (think: fish or eggs), and lower quality proteins (think: hamburger meat) that are loaded with branched-chain amino acids, which have been linked to metabolic disease and insulin resistance. In this case, you get more nutritional bang for your buck if you consume 4 calories of high quality protein.