Mark Mueller of Personal Trainer Denver CO talks about the best sources for protein.
Animal sources of protein (milk, eggs, meat, poultry, fish, and seafood) contain all the essential amino acids in the amounts our bodies need. These sources are considered to be complete protein sources.
However, this info doesn’t do much good for you if you are a total vegetarian. Fortunately, you can still get all of the essential amino acids by combining foods that have some of the essential amino acids.
Here are some tasty combinations that will make for complete protein:
Beans and tortillas
Black beans and brown rice
Chili and corn bread
Pita bread with hummus
All soybean products, such as tofu and soymilk, are complete proteins. However, there are many concerns in relation to soy products. Concerns such as containing a large number of dangerous substances, potent enzyme-inhibitors, and the controversial issue of hormonal imbalance with consumption of soy.
Yogurt is also a source of complete protein and is the only animal byproduct that is generally recommended for frequent consumption as it contains bacteria needed for food digestion.