Quality Protien

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Proteins are required by every cell in the body, where they are used to make up your immune system, your hormones, your bones, teeth and joints and the enzymes that move all the chemicals processes that keep you alive.  The neurotransmitters in your brain are protein and without protein you would have not energy.  The list of ways that you body uses proteins goes on and on!  Amino acids are the building blocks of protein.  Science has identified 22 amino acids, nice of which are essential ~ meaning your body cannot make them and you must eat them in your diet.  When you consume protein, it is broken down to amino acids in your digestive tract and later reformed by the liver into protein structures the body requires.  All natural foods are made up of amino acids, carbohydrates like starch ad sugar, oils and other components like fiber, enzymes, vitamins and minerals.  Although no natural is 100% protein, a food that is predominately rich in amino acids is classified as a protein food. 
The following food are sources of quality protein:

 1.  Beans, sprouted, cooked without boiling (boiled beans become carbohydrates)
 2.  Beet leaf (a little goes along way!)
 3.  Chicken, organically grown, free-range, without the skin
 4.  Coconut
 5.  Cottage Cheese
 6.  Eggs
 7.  Feta cheese made from sheep or goat milk
 8.  Quality lunch meats like turkey, ham or beef
 9.  Miso (fermented soy bean paste)
10. Non-strachy vegetables
11. Nuts
12. Ocean fish (Cod, Dover Sole, Flounder, Grouper, Haddock; Halibut (from Alaska or Iceland, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Red Snapper, Pacific Salmon)
13. Scallops
14. Sesame Tahini
15. Shrimp
16. Sprouts
17. Tempeh
18. Wild Rice, cooked without boiling