7 Foods with Essential Amino Acids That Your Body Needs ...

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Let’s talk about protein for a few minutes, starting with some pretty fabulous foods with essential amino acids that your body needs to be at its best at all times.

For starters, in case you’re not sure what amino acids are, let me tell you what they are and why you need them.

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein molecules.

Your body can’t produce these on its own,and they must be obtained through your diet for optimal health and wellness.

This doesn’t mean you need to overload on protein by any means.2

It simply means you need to eat certain foods that have all nine amino acids, so you can be sure to have your bases covered.

The nine essential amino acids are phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, isoleucine, methionine, leucine, lysine, and histidine.

Many foods, typically animal sources, have all essential amino acids.

Yet, there are also many vegan foods that have all essential amino acids too.

Check out my 7 favorite foods with essential amino acids and I think you’ll see it’s quite easy to get your protein with a few tasty bites!

1. Eggs

Eggs

Eggs are one of the best foods with essential amino acids you can eat.

Not only are they a vegetarian source of protein, but they’re also chock full of nutrients, outside of protein.

Containing Vitamin B12, B6, choline, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin A and selenium, eggs are a great source of a variety of nutrients.

Cook them any way you like and whenever possible, please do buy organic or pastured eggs so you can be sure you’re getting the best eggs possible.

2. Spirulina

Spirulina

Spirulina is my top source of amino acids in a vegan form.

This complete protein is so powerful, you only need 1 teaspoon to use per day to get in your daily dose of nutrients.

Spirulina is a deep sea algae just brimming with beta-carotene, Vitamin B12, and 4 grams of protein per teaspoon!

I use it in all my smoothies and hope you’ll try it too!

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