Foods containing protein will often provide a few of these amino acids. But there are some foods that provide all nine essential amino acids. Those are the “complete proteins.”
Dishes such as quinoa, beans and rice, soybeans, seafood and spirulina are all complete proteins. They’re the foods you should try to make a regular part of your diet.
Interview with Dr. John E. Swartzberg, M.D., F.A.C.P. June 14, 2012.
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