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so...if humans were not ment to eat meat or animal products...

Anonymous
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why are they the ONLY foods that contain complete proteins that our bodies NEED?



The term “complete protein” refers to foods that have all nine essential amino acids present in the correct proportion for our bodies to build protein with. The term “incomplete protein” refers to foods which have all the essential amino acids, but are simply low in one or more of them. This is called the “limiting amino acid”.






Protein is an essential part of a diet to maintain balanced nutrition. It performs many important functions, such as building lean body tissue and creating digestive enzymes. Not all protein is created equal, however. There are complete and incomplete proteins, which are found in different food sources. This article will outline the difference between the two, and how to incorporate them into your diet for full protein requirements of the body.

Almost all whole foods contain protein. Some contain more amino acids than others, and some contain all the amico acids necessary for optimal dietary needs. Proportions of these amino acids may vary from one food to another. Meals that combine a variety of protein foods can provide all the essential amino acids that may be lacking from one particular source. Vegetable protein sources are often lacking in one or more essential amino acids, as opposed to animal proteins which are generally considered complete proteins.

Complete Proteins

A complete protein contains an adequate amount of all of the essential amino acidsthat should be incorporated into a diet. Some protein contains all the amino acids needed to build new proteins, which generally come from animal and fish products. Acomplete protein must not lack even one essential amino acid in order to be considered complete.

Sources of Complete Proteins

The following foods are examples of complete proteins, which need not be combined with any other food to provide adequate protein:

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Milk

Incomplete Proteins

An incomplete protein is any protein that lacks one or more essential amino acids in correct proportions. These can also be referred to as partial proteins. Even if the protein contains all the essential amino acids, they must be in equal proportions in order to be considered complete. If not, the protein is considered incomplete.

Sources of Incomplete Proteins

The following foods are examples of incomplete proteins:

  • Grains
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • Seeds
  • Peas
  • Corn

Combining Incomplete Proteins to Create Complete Proteins

By combining foods from two or more incomplete proteins, a complete protein can be created. The amino acids that may be missing from one type of food can be compensated by adding a protein that contains that missing amino acid. When eaten in combination at the same meal, you are providing your body with all the essential amino acids it requires. These are considered complementary proteins when they are combined to compensate for each other's lack of amino acids.

Samples of Complementary Proteins

Examples of combined complementary proteins to create a complete protein in one meal include:

  • Grains with Legumes - sample meal: lentils and rice with yellow peppers.
  • Nuts with Legumes -  sample meal: black bean and peanut salad.
  • Grains with Dairy - sample meal: white cheddar and whole wheat pasta.
  • Dairy with Seeds - sample meal: yogurt mixed with sesame and flax seeds.
  • Legumes with Seeds - sample meal: spinach salad with sesame seed and almond salad dressing.

By learning what foods complement each other, it is possible to create a perfectly balanced meal with the proper proportions of proteins. This will ensure that your body is getting all the essential amino acids it requires for optimal bodily functions.

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 23, 2014 at 6:21 PM
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elzmnsf
by Gold Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Well, your assertion is inaccurate....

KristaP13
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 6:25 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 23, 2014 at 6:27 PM

those are all incomplete protiens. they are not complete.

Quoting KristaP13:


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 23, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Protein is an essential part of a diet to maintain balanced nutrition. It performs many important functions, such as building lean body tissue and creating digestive enzymes. Not all protein is created equal, however. There are complete and incomplete proteins, which are found in different food sources. This article will outline the difference between the two, and how to incorporate them into your diet for full protein requirements of the body.

Almost all whole foods contain protein. Some contain more amino acids than others, and some contain all the amico acids necessary for optimal dietary needs. Proportions of these amino acids may vary from one food to another. Meals that combine a variety of protein foods can provide all the essential amino acids that may be lacking from one particular source. Vegetable protein sources are often lacking in one or more essential amino acids, as opposed to animal proteins which are generally considered complete proteins.

Complete Proteins

A complete protein contains an adequate amount of all of the essential amino acidsthat should be incorporated into a diet. Some protein contains all the amino acids needed to build new proteins, which generally come from animal and fish products. Acomplete protein must not lack even one essential amino acid in order to be considered complete.

Sources of Complete Proteins

The following foods are examples of complete proteins, which need not be combined with any other food to provide adequate protein:

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Milk

Incomplete Proteins

An incomplete protein is any protein that lacks one or more essential amino acids in correct proportions. These can also be referred to as partial proteins. Even if the protein contains all the essential amino acids, they must be in equal proportions in order to be considered complete. If not, the protein is considered incomplete.

Sources of Incomplete Proteins

The following foods are examples of incomplete proteins:

  • Grains
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • Seeds
  • Peas
  • Corn

Combining Incomplete Proteins to Create Complete Proteins

By combining foods from two or more incomplete proteins, a complete protein can be created. The amino acids that may be missing from one type of food can be compensated by adding a protein that contains that missing amino acid. When eaten in combination at the same meal, you are providing your body with all the essential amino acids it requires. These are considered complementary proteins when they are combined to compensate for each other's lack of amino acids.

Samples of Complementary Proteins

Examples of combined complementary proteins to create a complete protein in one meal include:

  • Grains with Legumes - sample meal: lentils and rice with yellow peppers.
  • Nuts with Legumes -  sample meal: black bean and peanut salad.
  • Grains with Dairy - sample meal: white cheddar and whole wheat pasta.
  • Dairy with Seeds - sample meal: yogurt mixed with sesame and flax seeds.
  • Legumes with Seeds - sample meal: spinach salad with sesame seed and almond salad dressing.

By learning what foods complement each other, it is possible to create a perfectly balanced meal with the proper proportions of proteins. This will ensure that your body is getting all the essential amino acids it requires for optimal bodily functions.

JackieGirl007
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM

 That's so silly. Have you ever seen a vegan body builder? Somebody forgot to tell them that they NEED MEAT lol

KristaP13
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 6:32 PM

http://www.builtlean.com/2012/10/03/complete-vs-incomplete-protein-sources/

I didn't see your emphasis on "complete" oops lol anyway there are some plant based foods that contain complete proteins. 

Complete Protein Sources

Complete proteins are those that contain all essential amino acids in sufficient quantity – these are typically animal-based proteins, but a few plant sources are also considered complete. A few examples are (* indicates plant-based):

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Dairy products (milk, yogurt, whey)
  • Eggs
  • Quinoa*
  • Buckwheat*
  • Hemp and chia seed*
  • Spirulina*
    Anonymous
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 23, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Everyone of them I have met has taken a protien powder. We are talking about a BASIC diet. Yes you can also mix veggies and grains and other things to make a full protien BUT you can get it out of a single source like you can with meat, eggs, dairy and other such things. 

    Quoting JackieGirl007:

     That's so silly. Have you ever seen a vegan body builder? Somebody forgot to tell them that they NEED MEAT lol


    Anonymous
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 23, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    those are debatible. sources disagree and there are studies saying both. It is not fully confermed yet. 

    Quoting KristaP13:

    http://www.builtlean.com/2012/10/03/complete-vs-incomplete-protein-sources/

    I didn't see your emphasis on "complete" oops lol anyway there are some plant based foods that contain complete proteins. 

    Complete Protein Sources

    Complete proteins are those that contain all essential amino acids in sufficient quantity – these are typically animal-based proteins, but a few plant sources are also considered complete. A few examples are (* indicates plant-based):

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Dairy products (milk, yogurt, whey)
  • Eggs
  • Quinoa*
  • Buckwheat*
  • Hemp and chia seed*
  • Spirulina*

    the_dude
    by abides on Jul. 23, 2014 at 6:34 PM
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    humans evolved to survive the ice age... that's all I'm going to say.

    JackieGirl007
    by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 6:37 PM
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     Meat and animal products are not that great for you, but "they" will never tell you that because it's a huge profit making industry. If you had to survive on your own in the wild, you would not be eating meat 3 times a day. The experts are paid, the studies are rigged. Nuff said.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Everyone of them I have met has taken a protien powder. We are talking about a BASIC diet. Yes you can also mix veggies and grains and other things to make a full protien BUT you can get it out of a single source like you can with meat, eggs, dairy and other such things. 

    Quoting JackieGirl007:

     That's so silly. Have you ever seen a vegan body builder? Somebody forgot to tell them that they NEED MEAT lol



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