brazil-nuts-alexandra-thomas-eatsProtein Part 2: Complete and Incomplete

In part one of the proteins series we discussed amino acids. We learned that essential amino acid must be obtained in the diet. A food that contains all of the essential amino acids has whats called a complete protein.

Complete Protein:

A protein that contains all the essential amino acids.

Incomplete Protein:

Proteins that are missing or are low in one or more of the essential amino acids.

Meat and dairy products are all complete proteins and if they are a regular part of your diet you need not worry about protein combining. For vegetarians and especially vegans protein combination is an important way to ensure you are consuming all the essential amino acids. 

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