essential amino acid

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an amino acid that is required by animals but that they cannot synthesize

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Previously scientists believed they had to be eaten in the same meal, but newer studies show the body can combine complementary proteins that are eaten within the same day.
According to the American Dietetic Association, "Research indicates that an assortment of plant foods eaten over the course of a day can provide all essential amino acids and ensure adequate nitrogen retention and use in healthy adults, thus complementary proteins do not need to be consumed at the same meal.
Lacto-ovo vegetarians (who eat dairy and eggs) needn't worry about mixing complementary proteins.
Steve Demos stated that: "Dean Foods has shown vision in supporting organics and soy, realizes the current and future value of the natural foods market and has embraced the concept of promoting complementary proteins - dairy and soy - thus giving the American consumers more options.
Steve Demos stated that, "Dean Foods has shown vision in supporting organics and soy, realizes the current and future value of the natural foods market and has embraced the concept of promoting complementary proteins -- dairy and soy -- thus giving the American consumers more options.
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