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#1 Old 06-04-2007, 04:12 PM
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How do I ensure that I get complete protein in my diet? Like, I just eat lots of legumes with brown rice; or tofu with veggies. I don't really think of combinations though, I just eat whatever sounds good. Is there a book that goes into detail on this topic?
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#2 Old 06-04-2007, 04:21 PM
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Eat a variety of vegetables, grains, beans, nuts and seeds and don't worry about it.
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#3 Old 06-04-2007, 04:33 PM
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As long as you are eating a balanced diet - you will be fine.
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#4 Old 06-04-2007, 04:50 PM
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Eat a variety of vegetables, grains, beans, nuts and seeds and don't worry about it.

In what time span do I need to eat said items? Can you give an example of a meal? Like say I have a chickpea burger (nothing else), this wouldn't be a complete protein, would it? What would I have to accompany it with, or eat later on to form a complete protein?
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#5 Old 06-04-2007, 04:58 PM
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Well, technically speaking a chickpea burger and nothing else would most likely be starving yourself. (Unless it is a big burger.)



None the less, beans have protein. I think the time period that was referred to was a 24 hour period of time.
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#6 Old 06-04-2007, 05:05 PM
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As long as you get complete protein over the course of a day (doesn't have to be at the same meal), you'll be fine.



Maybe this will help:

http://www.vegansociety.com/html/foo...on/protein.php
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#7 Old 06-04-2007, 09:23 PM
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Variety is the key. Also quinoa, soybeans, hempseed, buckwheat, eggs and dairy (if you're not vegan) are all complete protein foods, to name a few. Just be sure to eat from all of the food groups, and try and follow the recommended servings as best you can.
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