A 23-year-old male asked:
are whey and casein protein powder shakes safe long term? any alternatives that also contain all essential amino acids? thanks!
1 doctor answer
Dr. Steven Charlap answered
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
No consensus: Quinoa, a grain, is a complete protein, as is soybean. Eggs, chicken, meat and fish. Best to eat wild fish like salmon, limit meat to antibiotic free-very lean meats, and cage free eggs and chicken. Nuts and beans also have protein but are not complete.
Answered on Jan 1, 2014
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