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Episode 100: How To Choose The Best Protein Sources: Top 6 Questions To Ask Yourself

podcast Feb 26, 2021

In this episode, Rachel dives into six questions to ask yourself when it comes to protein sources, how to better understand protein quality, comparing plant proteins to animal proteins, complementary proteins, and much more!

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Today's Question:

  • Can you explain the difference in the quality of protein in foods? I've noticed some nutrition content contains the number of grams of protein and a percentage and then some do not.
  • What does ‘grams’ of protein mean when it comes to weight vs. composition?

Top Takeaways:

  • How to understand and ‘score’ protein on the bioavailability index scale a.k.a how easily your body breaks down and absorbs different protein sources 
  • Six questions to ask yourself when choosing protein 
  • Nutrient dense foods: plants vs. animals and organ meats
  • 90/10 Protein Rule and how to incorporate this into macro counting

Show Notes:



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Rachel Gregory (@rachelgregory.cns) is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Author of the best-selling book, 21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge. She received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami.

Rachel helps her clients transform their lives by starting with the physical (body), realizing the power of the mental (mindset), and ultimately gaining massive confidence that bleeds into every aspect of their lives (family, relationships, work, etc.).


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