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defcon
10-31-2003, 05:17 AM
Hey, i was wondering what other uncomplete protein sources i would have to eat to make the protein from oatmeal be "complete" or is this uncomplete/complete protein stuff total garbage?

bradley
10-31-2003, 05:27 AM
There really is no such thing as incomplete and complete proteins as most all proteins do contain all of the essential AAs, but some proteins are limited by their content of certain AAs. This is the where the term limiting AA comes from. If you are consuming a variety of proteins this should not be an issue, and therefore if you want an accurate measure of your protein intake you should count all the protein that you consume, including proteins from vegetables, grains, etc.

As long as you are eating a variety of protein sources this should not be a concern, but here is a site that has some "complementary" protein sources.

http://www.2-fit.com/miscellaneous/proteindif.html

Spartacus
10-31-2003, 08:22 AM
from what i understand the three main plant protein source types are legumes, grains, and nuts/seeds. so eating foods from different categories, or including animals proteins will prevent you from having a low quantitiy of any essential amino acid.

Paul Stagg
10-31-2003, 08:38 AM
Adding some steak would do it.

Max-Mex
10-31-2003, 09:03 AM
mmmm...steak and oatmeal.

donescobar2000
10-31-2003, 09:06 AM
Originally posted by defcon
Hey, i was wondering what other uncomplete protein sources i would have to eat to make the protein from oatmeal be "complete" or is this uncomplete/complete protein stuff total garbage?

You can make it complete with a complete source, i.e eggwhites, etc.

Shao-LiN
10-31-2003, 09:45 AM
Or throw whey in there.

defcon
10-31-2003, 10:03 AM
k, thanx guys :D

Manveet
10-31-2003, 11:50 AM
raw oats with milk and half a scoop of whey

defcon
10-31-2003, 01:06 PM
raw oats with hot sauce and a can of tuna all mixed in a tubberware container :)