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    I was told tuna has mercury and that I should not take more than 2/per week .. I currently eat 30 a week. The purpose of training is also to stay healthy, so I was wondering which other protein source is as cheap as tuna?
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    Hamburger, if you are bulking. Chicken isn't that much more expensive than tuna, either.
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    Chicken
    - 6 boneless/skinless breasts - $10 (max - I pay 6.99)
    - 50gm protein each, 300gm total
    - 300/10 = 30
    - SO, 30gm protein for a dollar @ $10 (42gm/dollar @ 6.99)

    Eggs
    - Price and protein content depend on size of eggs, but I'm sure it must be the cheapest source out there. A dozen eggs are usually only around $1.39.

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    Cottage cheese.
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    For some reason cottage cheese is the hardest **** for me to get down my throat.

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    Does 1 boneless skinless chicken breast really have 50gm of protein?! If that's true I'm getting WAAAAAAAAYYYYY too much protein. I've read that 4 oz. of chicken has like 19-24 gms of protein so I figured 4 oz. was like one breast. I don't have a food scale so I can't weigh any of my meats.
    On average I've been eating about 4-5 chicken breasts, 6 HB eggs, and a can of tuna which I know has 32 gms of protein. Plus if I get hungry at night I mix up a small casein/whey shake, that's another 22 gms.
    Could some one state how much protein on average a chicken breast has?
    Thanks

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    THis has been ****ing me of too. I found out that 100 grams of chicken breast has 16 grams of protein. Then I weighed a nice big chicken breast and it weighed 150 grams so that would mean it it had 24 grams of protein.
    Hope that helps.

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    About cottage cheese, isn't this dairy product? like milk? good?
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    cottage cheese=dairy

    Excellent source of casein, as with milk for those who don't know.

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    MWB - who knows what's "average?" My chicken breasts that I've been eating since I can remember have 48 g protein each. You may have always eaten smaller ones with much less protein, so I don't think that I would trust the protein contents of an "average" chicken breast. Look at the nutritional facts on the package. If your chicken doesn't include nutritional facts, buy some that does.

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    Cottage cheese - a great source of LACTOSE too

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    Gino- I know it's tough to tell what's average. I'm going out today to get a food scale so I can keep track more accurately.

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    4 oz of chicken breast has about 35g pro

    that's about 8.75g pro per ounce.

    That's 140 g pro in a pound.

    I just bought 5 pounds of protein from the protein factory, with about 400g of pro in each pound (as I recall)

    I spent about $40 (a little less)

    That's 8 bucks a pound - for 400g pro, that's $.02 a gram.

    The best price on chicken I've seen is $1.99 a pound, for 140g protein.

    That's $.014 per gram.

    Protein factory is about as low cost as you can get for protein powder, and it's still more expensive than what I pay for chicken.

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    I get 2.5 dozen eggs from wal-mart for $2.50. But something tells me that Sinep is not in the U.S.
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    Sardines! not as much protein per tin, but just eat two and theres more EFA's and theres good calcium and iron, its just good stuff and its now part of my diet.

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