Amino Acids are molecules that combine to form proteins.

They are the most basic parts of proteins (animal & vegetable).

When proteins are digested and broken down, amino acids are left. Amino Acids and proteins are the building blocks of life.

Amino Acids are the first step toward maintaining healthy neurotransmitters.

Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that carry signals in the brain from one cell to another. 

They then carry these signals on to various parts of the body.

Amino Acids are vital to the health of these neurotransmitters.

There are 20 amino acids but only 9 are what we call essential amino acids – they cannot be made in the body but must come from the diet.

Foods that contain all 9 essential amino acids include:

Beef, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, cottage cheese, beans, mushrooms, buckwheat and plant proteins.

Foods that contain some amino acids but not all include:

Nuts, seeds, some beans and some grains.

Some fruits have a high content of Leucine, an amino acid that regulates insulin levels:  apples, bananas and berries.

Apple is one of the most amino rich fruits, containing about 16  amino acids.

Include amino acid rich foods in your daily diet to maintain a healthy brain & body.

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