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#1 Old 10-02-2014, 09:28 PM
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Will a grain and a legume cover my bases?

Hi,

Would eating a grain and legume cover my bases in terms of the nutrients I might otherwise easily obtain from animal products (meat, egg, etc.)?

e.g.

white/brown rice + lentils; quinoa + lentils?

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#2 Old 10-02-2014, 11:47 PM
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Yes! It's actually a common myth that you have to combine grains and legumes at the same meal to get a complete protein. The body is able to do this even if you eat grains for breakfast and legumes for dinner, for example. I often eat them together though because they taste so good mixed with each other.

Here are some links for more information:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/do-v...nough-protein/
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/plan...in-preferable/
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/vegan-protein-status/
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Well... you really should have a variety of vegetables in there too.
Just grain and lentils wont cover everything, not even if its brown rice and the lentils are 'sprouted' over night.
Some B12 source is needed as well.
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#4 Old 10-03-2014, 10:43 AM
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Oh, sorry. My mind just made the OP's thread about protein... I guess I'm so used to that question that my mind just played a trick on me.

If you're looking for guidance in vegan nutrition I recommend 'Becoming Vegan', a great book on the topic.
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