Plant-based foods like legumes, most whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds all contain protein but do not contain complete protein by themselves. However, the body forms an amino acid pool from the foods eaten throughout the day. When a vegan consumes a variety of foods eaten at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the body can use these amino acids to make up complete protein.
TA DAH!!!!!! Nice!
Now I'm still questioning "Mono Meals". Thanks everyone!
Probably best to get a variety of fruit and veggies to ensure a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and aminos are ingested.
That's what I was thinking :)
I just started Cron-O-Meter and it was pretty cool to see every time I ate something, it showed all the nutrients it contained.
Not yet, I'm looking forward to it!
Amino acid requirements
Honestly Duncan, I could see you're a smart guy and I love your help, it's just hard to follow on these graphs for me.
Oh yea! Your reply on the Avocadoes, does that mean they have complete AA?
As far as I know, Avocados contain all the amino acids that the body needs :)
Yea! I completely forgot about them! I avoided all fats because I was trying to get on this diet and a girl said I shouldn't even eat any fats 'cuz of my lipid counts.
So what's recommended on 811? Like 1/2 an avocado?
What seeds and nuts are most beneficial.
Thanks Eliane :)
What you read is completely false. Go on cronometer.com and log your food intake for one day, and you will see every fruit you eat has all of the essentials PLUS some non-essentials!! Meanwhile, the AAs you are eating as a vegan are from primary producers: this means you are assimilating 10 times the nutrients that can be consumed by an organism that eats an herbivore--this is in every biology textbook, clearly all those meat pushers failed that class ;o).
Next time you read something that states that meat is the best source of protein, feel free to laugh uncontrollably, because they are beyond confused! Heating proteins denatures the amino acid's tertiary and binary stuctures, rendering them useless as their functionality relies on the recognition of the acid by the body's ribosomes as well as the ability for that acid to bond with others, and they are no longer capable of either upon denaturation. The same goes for "raw" meat, as it is usually marinated in citrus juices (ceviche) or other acidic solutions like vinegar (some sushi/sashimi), and this also denatures the protein. The biggest misunderstanding of all comes from the bodybuilder community, who have come to believe that a diet high in protein is required to rebuild muscle that breaks down during their daily exercise--this is completely false, as the proteins that make up our muscle tissue are broken back down into amino acids, which then reenter the blood stream and are RECYCLED for use by the body to rebuild/build upon its muscle mass and to regenerate the other tissues internally/externally that are in constant regeneration!! The last thing I will touch on is that one does not need to consume all 9 essential amino acids daily (LFRVers do this naturally without effort however), you could eat a week of meals chuck full of histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, then a week of meals full of methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine and that would be perfectly sufficient.
Cheers fruity friends, we feast upon the only true source of uncompromised, complete proteins!