Monday, June 11, 2012

Amino Acids

Amino acids are the foundation and building blocks of protein.  Not only are they responsible for muscle strength, repair and rebuilding but they also feed and protect your tissues, cells, enzymes and even your brain!

Amino acids are divided into two categories:  nonessential and essential.     "Nonessential" are ones that your body can produce by itself.  "Essential" amino acids must come from foods that we eat, as your body cannot produce them.  

Foods highest in amino acids are also those highest in proteins such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs and cheese.  The average person does get enough of these in their daily diet.   Vegetarians or those that purposely limit protein intake will not get enough from their daily diet unless they supplement.  Serious/advanced athletes will take amino acid supplements pre and post workout to get the most muscle energy and recovery.   If you do not get enough amino acids in your diet, you could encounter:   hair loss, lack of energy and lack of concentration to name a few.

Amino acids and proteins…….  Building blocks to the entire human body functions.

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