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But now I want to cut out as much grain as possible
Not that it's any of my business, but why?

As for combining foods to get complete protein, it seems that this is not necessary. As long as you get enough calories, and you eat a variety of foods, you will get enough complete protein.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protein_combining
 

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the "plants arent complete proteins" thing is pretty much a myth. while its true that soybeans and quinoa(sp?) are complete so are things like spinach, oats, beans, etc...
In order to be classified as a complete protein, a certain food must contain all the essential amino acids necessary for human consumption. Spinach, oats, beans, etc. do NOT contain all the essential amino acids, and therefore do not qualify as complete proteins.
 

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In order to be classified as a complete protein, a certain food must contain all the essential amino acids necessary for human consumption. Spinach, oats, beans, etc. do NOT contain all the essential amino acids, and therefore do not qualify as complete proteins.
yes they do.

spinach - http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20gM.html

oats - http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21U4.html

beans(navy) - http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c217U.html

beans(kidney) - http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c217K.html

brown rice - http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21U3.html

heres quinoa vs oats - http://altiplanogold.com/nutrition.html

there it seems oats are even a better source then quinoa


trust me on this one, ive done lots of research into this topic
 

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yes they do.

spinach - http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20gM.html

oats - http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21U4.html

beans(navy) - http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c217U.html

beans(kidney) - http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c217K.html

brown rice - http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21U3.html

heres quinoa vs oats - http://altiplanogold.com/nutrition.html

there it seems oats are even a better source then quinoa


trust me on this one, ive done lots of research into this topic
Whaaaaaaat? Damn, can you be my nutritionist, please?
Seriously, that's not what I was taught in school! But not all plants are complete proteins, right?
 

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Whaaaaaaat? Damn, can you be my nutritionist, please?
Seriously, that's not what was taught in school! But not all plants are complete proteins, right?
hehe, im going to school to become a registered dietitian. actually most plants/legumes/nuts are complete protein although there are exceptions. right now i cant really think of any that arent complete. every single fruit ive come across isnt a complete protein though
 

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I always thought a complete protein could be made by eating a legume and a whole grain together. But now I want to cut out as much grain as possible, so how will this work?
Keep in mind that most foods contain some sort of protein. Eat a wide variety of foods and you'll get the protein you need. That simple. But, if you'd like some suggestions, be sure to include in your diet: nuts, seeds, and mushrooms.
 

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hehe, im going to school to become a registered dietitian. actually most plants/legumes/nuts are complete protein although there are exceptions. right now i cant really think of any that arent complete. every single fruit ive come across isnt a complete protein though
I was sure most fruits had a negligible amount of protein, be it complete or not.
 
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