Nutrition Myths

Tag - amino acids

Essential Amino Acids

Amino acids are components of proteins and are used for breaking down food. They are also a source of energy and growth and help repair tissues. Amino acids are divided into three categories:

Protein

The best food sources of proteins are those that contain the full range of essential amino-acids (complete proteins) and are from animal origins: fish, seafood, meats, dairy and eggs. Most plant food sources lack some essential amino-acids and are...