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Does cooking your protein hurt?

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2003/08/10 15:55:22 (permalink)

Does cooking your protein hurt?

Does cooking whey protein hurt the nutritional value? I plan on cooking a few different dishes, and adding some whey protein in it, to up the protein content, but will this hurt the nutritional value?
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    livbiz
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    RE: Does cooking your protein hurt? 2003/08/11 16:23:30 (permalink)
    Scientificly I'm not sure but I've read and cooked BB recipies which involve using protein as an ingrediante. It also depends on what you are gonna cook?

    If its something quick like pancakes or mash potatoes then its pretty safe to assume that the protein will NOT loose any of its nutrition but if its slow cooking (i.e. 60 mins at Gas Mark 8) something like a chicken fillets in the oven then it might.
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    RE: Does cooking your protein hurt? 2003/08/12 20:47:45 (permalink)
    Only if you burn yourself on the cooker LOL, seriously tho BUMP this one for james I think
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    RE: Does cooking your protein hurt? 2003/08/13 08:05:01 (permalink)
    Actually, I signed up just to answer your question. I barely passed chemistry this year and, being an amateur bodybuilder, this is one of the few subjects that interested me(im 16). Overcooking pretty much anything will make it lose its original nutrients. Hence, why raw fish(sushi) is packed so tightly with vitamins and minerals. It has even more since it's not cooked. Anyhow, scientists and big companies use flames to determine the fat/calorie mass etc. etc. of different foods, i.e. cookies. The fat is separated in a process I dont know how to do because I got like an F on that lab, and a D in the class overall hope that helped a bit!
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    RE: Does cooking your protein hurt? 2003/08/13 08:55:15 (permalink)
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    Actually, I signed up just to answer your question. I barely passed chemistry this year and, being an amateur bodybuilder, this is one of the few subjects that interested me(im 16). Overcooking pretty much anything will make it lose its original nutrients. Hence, why raw fish(sushi) is packed so tightly with vitamins and minerals. It has even more since it's not cooked. Anyhow, scientists and big companies use flames to determine the fat/calorie mass etc. etc. of different foods, i.e. cookies. The fat is separated in a process I dont know how to do because I got like an F on that lab, and a D in the class overall hope that helped a bit!



    I guess this means Yes then?

    But its not too harmful to the protein
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    RE: Does cooking your protein hurt? 2003/08/13 11:24:03 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by AnthonyFukkit

    Actually, I signed up just to answer your question. I barely passed chemistry this year and, being an amateur bodybuilder, this is one of the few subjects that interested me(im 16). Overcooking pretty much anything will make it lose its original nutrients. Hence, why raw fish(sushi) is packed so tightly with vitamins and minerals. It has even more since it's not cooked. Anyhow, scientists and big companies use flames to determine the fat/calorie mass etc. etc. of different foods, i.e. cookies. The fat is separated in a process I dont know how to do because I got like an F on that lab, and a D in the class overall hope that helped a bit!


    Thanks for answering my question, and glad to see that you joined just to answer my question! Glad to have you here! Kinda what I thought, just wondering how much nutritional value is lost. I guess I have go with livbiz, depending on how you cook it, will dtermine how much you might lose.
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    RE: Does cooking your protein hurt? 2003/08/19 18:07:40 (permalink)
    Yes in short cooking your protein will hurt.

    Most quality whey powders are made using raw ingredients that are filtered at low temperatures to create the whey. If done correctly this process will leave the protein undenatured (this is good).

    Adding heat to the whey will cause the protein to denature and therefore make it less potent, or in essence, kill it.

    Only use whey if a recipe, say protein bars, means you can put the whey in at the end, or else there really isn't any point in using it.

    Hope this helps.
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    RE: Does cooking your protein hurt? 2003/08/21 17:38:39 (permalink)
    I'm curious, maybe james could shed some light on this, the word "denature" means "to change the nature of" (courtesy of dictionary.co.uk). But how does this effect whey, as we know cooking chicken doesn't hurt the protein, so if whey does change what does if become?
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    RE: Does cooking your protein hurt? 2003/09/04 20:54:56 (permalink)
    correct me if i am wrong but:
    cooking protein will denature it.
    protein is made up of chains of amino acids.
    denaturation is breaking the bonds between the individual amino acids in the protein.
    i don't think you can break the bonds WITHIN an amino acid molecule with the temperatures used in cooking.
    thus cooking a proetin should be find shouldn't it?
    surely when you eat a protein your body digests it first in the acidic environment of your stomach (which denatures proteins) and then using protease enzymes in your small intestine to denature the protein anyway so you can absorb the amino acid into your blood.
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