Does anyone else remember their mother telling them that you have to eat cornbread with beans to get a complete protein? Apparently that’s a long held nutritional belief that we can now let go of.
It appears that while some vegetarian sources of protein don’t have all of the amino acids required by our body, it isn’t necessary to eat every one at the same meal, or even in the same day.
“It turns out our body is not stupid,” Greger explains. “It maintains pools of free amino acids that can be used to do all the complementing for us.”