Outside magazine, September 1994
If you've been eating less meat, there may be a voice in your head telling you to up your protein intake. You should listen: Athletes need as much as seven grams of protein per ten pounds of body weight per day, and without much meat that takes work. Combining certain foods--rice-and-beans wisdom--packs a stronger protein punch, because most foods alone don't give your body the amino acids that it requires. Here are some of the best foods for the cause.
1. one-half cup of Grape Nuts
one cup of low-fat yogurt
2. one cup of tofu
two ounces of sesame seeds
3. two slices of seven-grain bread
two tablespoons of peanut butter
4. two cups of semolina-flour pasta
one-half cup of cream sauce
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