Protein gets a lot of attention, especially in a plant-based diet where the issue of complete and incomplete protein comes into play, along with protein per amount of weight, which is something else to consider. For instance, we don’t need to combine foods as we once thought to form a complete protein (such as beans and rice). That protein myth died years ago, thankfully when we found out our bodies are capable of using all sources of amino acids to form complete proteins.
REPOST @theblendergirl \\ TOP PLANT-BASED PROTEINS: There are 20 proteins in our bodies, and 9 of them are "essential" to our diets, since our bodies can’t manufacture them. “Complete proteins” contain— in varying amounts—all of the 9 essential amino acids. Don't forget leafy greens, broccoli, artichokes, corn, avocado and other fruits and veggies that can also contribute to your protein intake. // More details in my new book: Protein from Plants by @heathernicholds