Which sources of protein should I choose?

Are there good and bad sources of protein? Well, there are complete and incomplete. Protein is made up of amino acids. What is meant by high quality protein is that the protein source contains all the essential amino acids (i.e. is complete).

Proteins that are complete are meat (from cow, pig, game), chicken, fish, eggs. Dairy products also have high quality protein.

Then there is protein in vegetarian options such as beans, lentils, quorn, etc. The vegetarian sources of protein do not contain all essential amino acids (are incomplete).

The body always feels best when we eat a varied diet. And if you do, you'll get all the essential amino acids even when you eat vegetarian food sometimes.

If you always eat a vegetarian diet, you may need to check that you are getting enough to cover your protein needs, especially for those who exercise more.

eggs, chicken eggs, raw eggs