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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":help:"> 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?
 

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I was wondering this too. Thanks for the chili w/ corn tip.<br><br><br><br>
Are there others, I don't exactly understand how this works.....
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>catlady</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
But now I want to cut out as much grain as possible</div>
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Not that it's any of my business, but why?<br><br>
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.<br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protein_combining" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protein_combining</a>
 

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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...
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>veg*nrunner</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
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...</div>
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In order to be classified as a complete protein, a certain food must contain <b>all</b> 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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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Isabelle</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
In order to be classified as a complete protein, a certain food must contain <b>all</b> 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.</div>
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yes they do.<br><br>
spinach - <a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20gM.html" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20gM.html</a><br><br>
oats - <a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21U4.html" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21U4.html</a><br><br>
beans(navy) - <a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c217U.html" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c217U.html</a><br><br>
beans(kidney) - <a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c217K.html" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c217K.html</a><br><br>
brown rice - <a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21U3.html" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21U3.html</a><br><br>
heres quinoa vs oats - <a href="http://altiplanogold.com/nutrition.html" target="_blank">http://altiplanogold.com/nutrition.html</a><br><br>
there it seems oats are even a better source then quinoa<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/beatnik2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":beatnik:"><br><br><br><br>
trust me on this one, ive done lots of research into this topic
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>veg*nrunner</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
yes they do.<br><br>
spinach - <a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20gM.html" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20gM.html</a><br><br>
oats - <a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21U4.html" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21U4.html</a><br><br>
beans(navy) - <a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c217U.html" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c217U.html</a><br><br>
beans(kidney) - <a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c217K.html" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c217K.html</a><br><br>
brown rice - <a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21U3.html" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21U3.html</a><br><br>
heres quinoa vs oats - <a href="http://altiplanogold.com/nutrition.html" target="_blank">http://altiplanogold.com/nutrition.html</a><br><br>
there it seems oats are even a better source then quinoa<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/beatnik2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":beatnik:"><br><br><br><br>
trust me on this one, ive done lots of research into this topic</div>
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Whaaaaaaat? Damn, can you be my nutritionist, please? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> 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? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> Seriously, that's not what was taught in school! But not all plants are complete proteins, right?</div>
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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
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>catlady</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":help:"> 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?</div>
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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</div>
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I was sure most fruits had a negligible amount of protein, be it complete or not.
 

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I was sure most fruits had a negligible amount of protein, be it complete or not.</div>
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most fruits have between 5-8% of their calories from protein.
 
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