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08-16-2009, 03:33 PM
Hi, I am wondering how to get the 8 essential amino acids we need through raw foods? Does anyone have a list of foods that contain the essential amino acids? Any help would be great.
08-16-2009, 05:05 PM
Welcome Mommyonraw. Amino Acid foods: Greens/Lettuce, Avocados, coconut, nuts, seeds, Chlorella, Goji Berries, Hemp, Flax, Maca, Spirulina, Bee pollen, grains.
08-16-2009, 09:01 PM
The two complete amino acid sources I use are sprouted quinoa and hemp protein powder. But you don't need to get all the amino acids at the same meal. So long as you get a mix of amino acids throughout the day, the body can mix and match whatever it needs.
08-17-2009, 01:15 AM
Thank you, these are great tips. I really am amazed, I never knew you could get your essential amino acids by eating just raw foods!
I just read someone else quote from the book Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko, "that the body has to work a lot less when creating protein from the assortment of individual amino acids of greens, rather than the already combinded, long molecules from protein, assembled according to the foreign patterns of a totally different creature such as a cow or a chicken..."
Is this really true? She explained it very well saying that your body will still have to "re-design" the protein according to your "human" body needs and get rid of the rest you don't need which stays in your body which could cause problems. I haven't read this book but would like to and learn more about how to make green smoothies better.
I will be posting my intro in that section later, I just really was ansy to find this out. So thanks for the quick replys
Raw Angel Mom
08-17-2009, 02:53 AM
I recommend that you get the book RAWSOME by Brigitt Mars. It is inexpensive and so informative.
The 8 essential amino acid are:
Isoleucine, Leucine, lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine
Greens has them all, apples, tomato, hemp seeds, many fruits
What she says that are good sources
Fruits (most of them)
Leafy green vegetables
Nuts (all except hazelnuts/filberts)
Other good source
Sprout (Including sprouted grains)
Vegetable has a higher percentage of protein/calori content then nuts. And nut is higher then fruits
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