30 Day Weight Loss/Transformation Week #4... (Foods High in BCAA's)
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30 Day Weight Loss/Transformation Week #4… (Foods High in BCAA’s)

Foods High In BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids)

BCAAs are found in foods and whole protein supplements such as whey protein.

Getting BCAAs from complete protein sources is more beneficial, as they contain all the essential amino acids.

Fortunately, BCAAs are abundantly found in many foods and whole protein supplements. This makes BCAA supplements unnecessary for most, especially if you consume enough protein in your diet already.

Consuming protein-rich foods will also provide you with other important nutrients that BCAA supplements lack.

The best food sources of BCAAs include:

  • Beef, round 3.5 ounces
  • Chicken breast 3.5 ounces
  • Whey protein powder 1 scoop
  • Soy protein powder 1 scoop
  • Canned tuna 3.5 ounces
  • Salmon 3.5 ounces
  • Turkey breast 3.5 ounces
  • Eggs 2 eggs
  • Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup
  • 1% milk 1 cup
  • Greek yogurt 1/2 cup


Other food sources of BCAAs:

  • Baked beans and lima beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Whole wheat
  • Brown rice
  • Almonds, Brazil nuts, and cashews
  • Pumpkin seeds


Many protein-rich foods contain high amounts of BCAAs. Research shows, if you consume enough protein in your diet, BCAA supplements are unlikely to provide additional benefits.

Essential Keys to getting your Macros!

Inbox me or email me at SandraYourRDN@ActionChoices.com to tweak your current eating pattern! The goal is to ensure your getting high quality gas in your tank.  Macros – the right mix of energy boosting carbs, quality protein and heart healthy fats!

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