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You’ve probably heard that protein is good for you but there’s more to the protein story than that. For young women, it’s important to make sure you are getting enough protein from all the different sources in the right amounts and many of us may be missing the mark. Let’s face it- our daily lives are so busy, the last thing we think about is if we are pairing our proteins correctly- I can barely pair a cute outfit in the morning for work! Read on to find out why it’s so important to focus on protein pairing and how to create your own protein power couple . . .
The HOW-TO guide on creating your
own protein power couple
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Types of Amino Acids
Must be obtained
Made in the body
Contains all the essential amino acids in
just the right amount
and ready to eat!
Lower in a few essential amino acids
single and ready to mingle!
You can easily create your own power couple of
complementary proteins by pairing two incomplete
proteins. A set of complementary proteins will provide
adequate amounts of all the essential amino acids.
Create the Perfect Match
Is Matchmaking Essential?
Nope! Consuming a variety of protein foods
throughout the day will provide the essential
amino acids your body needs.
No need to pair! Yogurt already contains all of the
essential amino acids in the right amounts. Toss in some
fruit for added flavor.
and ready to eat!
InComplete single and ready to mingle!
Beans and rice complete each other! Both foods are lacking an
amino acid, but together, they make the perfect pair. To make
your own taco bowl, add lean meat or soy crumbles and a dollop
of greek yogurt for an easy, protein-packed meal.
Stay tuned for of the protein power couples.
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