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#1 2022-09-17 17:01:12

From: Austin, TX
Registered: 2008-05-26
Posts: 1,354

Bicycling magazine flubs "complete proteins"

The idea that plant proteins have to be combined to make a complete protein was popularized by Frances-Moore Lappé in her 1971 bestseller Diet for a Small Planet, and debunked soon afterward.  Lappé herself owned up to her mistake in the 10th anniversary edition of her book in 1981.  It's now widely known that the idea of protein combining was essentially an urban legend.

But Bicycling magazine just turned back the clock a few decades, running an article about the supposed incompleteness of plant proteins.  Welcome back to the 70s/80s.

I was going to send Bicycling a link to my protein article but if they actually have a Contact link on their website, it's exceptionally well-hidden.


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