|08-17-2008, 06:38 AM||#1|
| timbo101 |
Rank: New Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Cous Cous for protein???
Sorry to ask another question but does anyone know if cous cous is a good source of protein to include in my diet as I seem to be eating tonnes of the stuff.
I dont eat meat so on a normal day I have the following :
Breakfast - Bran with skimmed milk, low fat yoghurt drink, Wholegrain toast and a banana.
Mid morning - Either fruit or peanut butter on wholegrain
Lunch - Tuna salald
Dinner - Grilled or baked white fish,A LARGE bowl of cous cous with chillies and fresh herbs, Either chick peas or kidney beans, Steamed broccolli.
Pre bed snack - cereal and skimmed milk
Normaly when I make cous cous for my dinner I have some left over and snack on that when I am hungry as it fills me up and I preffer it to pasta.
Any comments would be good please...Thanks again....Tim
|08-17-2008, 10:28 AM||#4|
| Ross86 |
Rank: Light Heavyweight
Experience: > 1 Year
Cous cous has a little bit of protein in it, but not much...6g per cup according to fitday.com.
|08-17-2008, 10:31 AM||#5|
| john917v |
Join Date: Jan 2008
1 cup of cooked couscous has 6 grams of protein. Not the most, but better than a lot of foods.
Here's the link
Do you not eat meat because of your beliefs, or medical condition? Have you tried soy protein? It's got a lot of the components that whey protein has, only it's not derived from animals.
|08-18-2008, 07:42 PM||#7|
| Frontline |
Experience: 7-10 Years
Join Date: Feb 2005
Its more of a carb source than protein. It only has 6 grams of protein per serving as compared to the 36 grams of carbs, so it isn't anything I would want to be relying on for protein. If you are going to eat it in a meal make sure you include a main protein source with it just like you are doing with your fish.
Depending on your goals (fatloss, bulking, etc) I would be a little hesitant to eat it alone as a snack as its mainly a carb source. I would also make sure you have a main protein source in each of your meals as some of them appear to be lacking as far as protein is concerned.
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