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    Food Combining

    I got told recently by some Nutritionists that you shouldnt combine starchy carbs (bread, potatoes, rice etc) with proteins (chicken, steak, eggs etc) because your body cannot digest them both properly when they are combined and it doesnt absorb much protein. Apparently u are only suppose to combine meat with vegetables and salad for the protein to be abosrbed properly. Ive done some reading on the net and there are many articles backing this theory up.

    But if this is all true then how the hell can you bodybuild without combining carbs and protein together to get the required calories and how have many people been combining these foods for years and still manage to build nice lean physiques and also remain healthy

    Personally i think its all bullshit but i thought id ask for some more opinions on the matter and to see if anyone else knows more on the subject

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    If you search the forums you will find that it has been discussed before... But it is crap... How do you think babies survive (milk = combination of protein, carbs and fats)....??
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    Good point Emma, i wasnt sure so i thought id bring it up here. I couldnt imagine living on chicken salads forever

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    Some nutritionists told you that? Were they Registered Dieticians??? Are you serious?

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    Oh by the way it's bunk.

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    I heard that a few years ago. I think it was one of those fad diets. when eating you should combine your food to get all the amino acids to get complete proteins. It is best to combined Grains with seeds i.e. bread with seeds, rice with sesame seeds. Grains with milk i.e. milk and cereal. Grains with legumes i.e. rice and beans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wholebody
    I heard that a few years ago. I think it was one of those fad diets. when eating you should combine your food to get all the amino acids to get complete proteins. It is best to combined Grains with seeds i.e. bread with seeds, rice with sesame seeds. Grains with milk i.e. milk and cereal. Grains with legumes i.e. rice and beans.
    That's a totally different thing, that's not "food combining".

    The fact that you need all 11 essential amino acids is true. Any food or combinations of food which contain all of the essential amino acids is called a "complete protein". Your body needs complete protein. It cannot use incomplete proteins, nor can it store them.

    Meat is a complete protein, so carnivores don't have to worry about combining protein sources.

    If you are a vegetarian however, you need to combine foods in order to achieve complete protein. Beans have 8 essential amino acids. Rice contains the other three. So together they are complete.That is absolutely valid.

    Food combining is based on the idea that certain digestive enzymes, like the one's which digest proteins can deactivate the enzymes which break down carbohydrates. They're saying if you eat them together, one will not be digested. This is absdolutely untrue. Our bodies are designed to digest all sorts of different combinations of foods. It's just a dumb theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanessaNicole
    Meat is a complete protein, so carnivores don't have to worry about combining protein sources.
    that is not true meats have the most complete but there are still some incomplete proteins. eggs are the most complete having a protein rating of 100 where lean beef only has a rating of 69. So combining grains, seeds and legummes with meats is a good idea.
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    Meat contains all of the essential amino acids. The rating refers to the percentage of the protein that is complete, and not the percentage of the amino acids contained therein.

    A rating of 69 suggests that 69 percent of the proteins are complete in profile, not that the source contains 69 percent of 13 amino acids.

    Either way, meats offer all of the necessary essential amino acids. There is no need to suppliment it as a protein source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanessaNicole
    A rating of 69 suggests that 69 percent of the proteins are complete in profile, not that the source contains 69 percent of 13 amino acids.
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    You are right but if there is 69 percent complete proteins that means 31 percent are incomplete and are useless for your body. To make the 31 percent complete you must consume the missing amino acids and in turn changing the 69 rating to a 100.
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    Sorry but combining grains/legumes/dairy or anything else with your meat is just not necessary to ensure adequate complete and quality protein.

    That is all.

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    I may be wrong but aren't you guys (and gals) confusing complete and incomplete proteins with BV.

    BV ratings are a measure of nitrogen retention....not amino acid profiles
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    No. BV is the Bioligical Value rating of protein. And it measures the body's retention of the food nitrogen.

    We are talking about (at least I am) Amino Acid Scoring. AAS is the evaluation of the quality of a food's amino acid composition in comparison to a reference protein (the reference protein scoring 100%). It's expressed in a percentage.

    I see why you would think that though, because the BV of egg whites is 100% and the AAS of an egg is also 100%.

    But they are different values.

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