Complete Protein Foods
with Essential Amino Acids

Complete protein foods are the foods that contain all of the 9 essential amino acids.  And many believe that it is also important for foods to come with some of the non-essential amino acids.

Complete protein foods that come with the essential amino acids and the non-essential amino acids will give you more bang for your buck as you try to reach your RDA for protein each day.


The Essential Amino Acids

Essential amino acids are amino acids that your body can not make and therefore, you must get them from your diet every day.  Protein sources that contain all nine of the essential amino acids are called complete proteins.

However, your individual requirements for amino acids will depend on your age group, pregnancy, and your health issues.  Some people will be able to get by with only 9 of the essential amino acids and some people will need all 10 of the essential amino acids in order to stay alive.

9 Essential Amino Acids:

  • Leucine
  • Valine
  • Threonine
  • Lysine
  • Isoleucine
  • Methionine
  • Tryptophan
  • Phenylalanine
  • Histidine

Essential for Young Children:

  • Arginine

Arginine is considered an essential or non-essential amino acid depending on your circumstances.

Your body can make the non-essential amino acids from other amino acids in your body or from complete protein foods that you consume.

Non-Essential Amino Acids:

  • Alanine
  • Tyrosine
  • Asparagine
  • Aspartic acid
  • Cysteine
  • Glycine
  • Glutamic acid
  • Glutamine
  • Serine
  • Proline

Complete Protein Foods


Animal and seafood come with all of the essential amino acids and a lot of the non-essential amino acids.  However, some plant foods will come with all of the essential amino acids and some of the non-essential amino acids as well.

In the end, you will have to be the judge of what complete protein foods your body requires in order for you to perform at your very best.


Gives You 25 Grams of Complete Protein......

3.5 oz. of Pastured Pork Tenderloin

3.5 oz. of Pastured Beef Steak

4 Large Organic Chicken Eggs

3 cups of Grass Fed Whole Milk

3.5 oz. Organic Cheddar or Swiss Cheese

Little less of 1 cup Grass Fed Cottage Cheese

3 oz. of Organic Chicken Breast

3 oz. of Organic Turkey Breast

3.5 oz of Wild Caught Salmon

20 Medium Wild Caught Shrimp

4 cups of Cooked Organic Buckwheat

3 cups of Cooked Organic Quinoa

2 cups of Organic Pumpkin Seeds

7 1/2 Tbsp. of Organic Hulled Hemp Seeds

Little over 3/4 of a cup Organic Tempeh

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