by Allison Welch December 02, 2022 2 min read

What are amino acids?

Amino acids are molecules used by all living things to make proteins. Your body needs 20 different amino acids to function correctly. Nine of these amino acids are called essential amino acids and must be consumed through the food you eat

What do amino acids do?

— break down food

— grow and repair body tissue

— make hormones and brain chemicals

— provide and energy source

— maintain healthy skin, nails, and hair

— build muscle

— boost immune system

— sustain a healthy digestive system

What are the roles of the essential amino acids? And what are sources for each?

— Histidine helps make a brain chemical called histamine, which plays an important role in your body’s immune system, digestion, sleep, and sexual function. (Meat, fish, poultry, nuts, seeds, and whole grains).

— Isoleucine is involved with your body’s muscle metabolism and immune function. It also helps your body make hemoglobin (protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen) and regulate energy. (Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, lentils, nuts, and seeds).

— Leucine helps your body make protein and growth hormones. It also helps grow and repair muscle tissue, heal wounds and regulate blood sugar levels. (Dairy, soy, beans, and legumes)

— Lysine involved in the production of hormones and energy. It’s also important for calcium and immune function.(Meat, eggs, soy, black beans, quinoa, and pumpkin seeds).

— Methionine helps with your body’s tissue growth, metabolism, and detoxification. It also helps with the absorption of minerals, zinc, and selenium. (Eggs, grains, nuts, and seeds).

— Phenylalanine is needed to produce your brain’s chemical messengers, including dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. It’s also important to produce other amino acids. (Dairy, meat, poultry, soy, fish, beans, and nuts).

— Threonine plays an important role in collagen and elastin. These proteins provide structure to your skin and connective tissue. They also help with forming blood clots, which help prevent bleeding. Threonine plays an important role in fat metabolism and your immune function, too. (Cottage cheese and wheat germ).

— Tryptophan helps maintain your body’s correct nitrogen balance. It also helps make a brain chemical called serotonin, which regulates your mood, appetite, and sleep. (Wheat germ, cottage cheese, chicken, and turkey).

— Valine is involved in muscle growth, tissue regeneration and making energy. (Soy, cheese, peanuts, mushrooms, whole grains, and vegetables).

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