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Complete Proteins

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

How to Combine Foods to Create Complete Proteins

Proteins are an important element in the daily diet but many times, individuals find difficulty in fitting proteins into their meals, particularly vegetarians. The following combinations may be of help in achieving complete proteins.

How to Combine Foods to Create Complete Proteins

Legumes, rice and wheat, all vegetable proteins can be combined with other foods to create a complete protein.

Legumes, a Vegetable Protein

Legumes include peanuts, dried beans, peas, soybeans, black-eyed peas, kidney beans, navy beans, black beans, pinto beans, lima beans and chick peas - commonly called garbanzo beans.

To create a complete protein, combine a serving of legumes with a serving of the following foods:

Legumes + Barley

Legumes + Corn

Legumes + Oats

Legumes + Rice

Legumes + Pumpkin Seeds

Legumes + Sesame Seeds

Legumes + Sunflower Seeds

Legumes + Wheat

Rice, a Vegetable Protein

To create a complete protein, combine a serving of rice (brown or white in any size grain) with a serving of the following foods:

Rice + Legumes

Rice + Sesame Seeds

Rice + Soybeans

Wheat, a Vegetable Protein

To create a complete protein, combine a serving of wheat with a serving of the following foods:

Wheat + Legumes

Wheat + Sesame Seeds

Wheat + Sunflower Seeds

Wheat + Pumpkin Seeds

Wheat + Soybeans

 

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