Protein Complementation by cemplos


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									                      Protein Complementation

                      Combining different types of protein in order to make up for any amino
                      acid deficiencies when each is eaten separately. Vegetables proteins often
                      contain less than optimal amounts of certain essential amino acids such as
                      lysine or methionine. Making the appropriate match creates a complete
protein mixture that more nearly matches a high-quality protein providing ample amounts of the
essential amino acids. Eating such a mixture with each meal does not seem necessary. Eating a
variety of selected, whole, minimally processed plant protein foods throughout the day can
supply the body with adequate essential amino acids. Traditional meals throughout the world
often incorporate complementary proteins. Grains complement beans, peas, and lentils; examples
are rice and bean casseroles, lentil curry and rice, wheat bread and baked beans, corn tortillas and
beans. Seeds like sesame and sunflower complement peas, beans, and lentils: roasted nuts with
soybeans; sesame seeds in bean soap; hummus (garbanzo beans plus sesame seeds). Milk
products complement grains: pasta and cheese, cheese sandwich.

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