Complete Protein Foods
with Essential Amino Acids
Complete protein foods will contain all of the 9 essential amino acids. And many believe it's important for foods to also come with some of the non-essential amino acids as well.
Complete protein foods that come with the essential and the non-essential amino acids will give you more bang for your buck!
And they will help you to easily 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
And some will need all 10 of the essential amino acids in order to stay alive.
9 Essential Amino Acids:
Non-Essential Amino Acids:
- Aspartic acid
- Glutamic acid
Essential for Young Children:
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 and from complete protein foods that you consume.
Newly Discovered Amino Acids:
- Selenocysteine (discovered about 25 years ago)
- Pyrrolysine (discovered about 10 years ago)
Complete Protein Foods
Animal and seafood come with all of the essential amino acids and a lot of the non-essential amino acids.
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'll 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 Beef Steak
3.5 oz. of Pastured Pork Tenderloin
4 Large Organic Chicken Eggs
3.5 oz. Organic Cheddar or Swiss Cheese
20 Medium Wild Caught Shrimp
Slightly Less than 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
3 Cups of Grass Fed Whole Milk
Little Over 3/4 Cup Organic Tempeh
Little Over 3/4 Cup of Organic Natto
2 Cups of Organic Pumpkin Seeds
4 Cups of Cooked Organic Buckwheat
3 Cups of Cooked Organic Quinoa
7 1/2 Tbsp. of Organic Hulled Hemp Seeds
In general, it's much easier to get complete proteins from animal foods and from seafood.
Plant foods have too many anti-nutrients that will have to be deactivated. These anti-nutrients tend to get in the way of absorbing adequate amounts of complete proteins.
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