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This article extols the virtues of turkey for its amino acid profile. It’s a great place to start to get an overview of proteins in food.

I’m less than 6 months from the time I decided to start eating more fish, poultry and eggs, but I’m still committed. This gives me a way of getting less overall dietary fat, as a way of cutting calories. On days when I measure fat intake, I’m shooting for 3 Tbsp. total of fat. This diet allows for high carbs like fruit, starchy plants and a small amount of high quality grains/substitutes (I tend to favor buckwheat, oats, and wild rice).

Random Notes from my internet browsing:

Turkey gizzard, heart and liver were measured with very similar amino acid profiles.

Fermented foods (by bacterial fermentation such as in traditional methods) change the amino acid content of foods.

Fish sauce is high in leucine and isoleucine. “for an adult a few drops of fish sauce can provide the daily requirement of leucine and isoleucine.”

From a vegetarian apologist, amino acid analysis of plant food reveals that, “The foods that exceeded the recommended daily intake for all amino acids and can hence be considered “complete” are: quinoa, cremini mushrooms, tofu, sunflower seeds, romaine lettuce, cashew nuts, kidney beans, green peas, cauliflower, spinach, and broccoli.” Keep in mind, those are not necessarily the best for mood repair, or for fatty acid profiles.  It doesn’t describe them in terms of lectins or other factors we might want to use to determine if the food is beneficial to eat or how to best prepare them.  But, it’s a good start as far as essential proteins are concerned.

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