How to Get Complete Proteins in your Diet

Many people worry about getting malnourished if they don’t eat meat. No wonder, as most of us grow up seeing meat as the main source of protein. But there is absolutely no need to worry. All you need is to learn how to combine different foods in your vegan diet.

are proteins that contain sufficient amounts of essential amino acids. Animal proteins are considered while vegetable proteins are incomplete proteins.

The answer is so simple. By combining vegan foods you can create complete proteins. All you need is to eat foods from at least 2 of these three columns through out the day.

Grains

Legumes

Nuts and seeds

Barley

Beans

Cashews

Bulgur

Chickpeas

Pumpkin seeds

Buckwheat

Lentils

Sesame seeds

Oats

Peas

Sunflower seeds

Rice

Soy products

Sunflowers

Pasta

Rye

Wheat

There are also a number of other foods that contain complete proteins:

  • Amaranth
  • Buckwheat
  • Hempseed
  • Soy
  • Spirulina
  • Quinoa

So there is absolutely no need to worry. You don’t even have to combine the foods in the same meal.

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Related Reading:

How to Cook Amaranth

How to Prepare Quinoa

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