Animal sources of protein are referred to as "complete proteins." Plant-based proteins, on the other hand, are incomplete, because they lack one or more essential amino acids. A meal (or diet) void of complete proteins may cause your health and performance to suffer.

Fortunately, you can make certain you get each essential amino acid by pairing plant-based sources of protein together. These are referred to as "complementary proteins." Check out the infographic below to learn which foods you can pair in order to hit your amino-acid quota!

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