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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!

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
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.
Last updated Jan 1, 2014

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