Essential Amino Acid : Full description

In the previous blod we have told you about the Protein and why it is so important and what kind of protein you can eat in the morning breakfast. Read Here.

As we know that Our body needs 20 amino acid in which eleven are generated by our body and nine essential amino acid we consume from food which cannot be made by the body.

Whenever you eat protein, it breaks down in the form of amino acid which play a significant role to perform various body function such as to build muscles and also for regulating immune function.

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What is the main role of amino acid?

Nine amino-acid has different function in our body. So, in this blod we have discussed about the main role plays by nine essential amino acid in your body.

1. Histidine

Histidine is an amino acid. Many of them take it as a medicine. It is important in our diet. Histidine is a precursor of histamine which is a chemical, helps to increases the body’s inflammatory response of skin and, mucous membrane.

You can take histidine amino acid from beef, eggs, fish, nuts, soy, seeds, beans, whole grains.

2. Isoleucine

it plays a main role in athlete and body builder because it is heavily connected with muscle metabolism and for muscle tissues and also play an important role in immune function, haemoglobin production and energy regulation.

Soy products, meat, fish, dairy products such as eggs, cottage cheese, and form legumes we can take Isoleucine amino acid.


leucine is also like of valine which is an essential amino acid, important for protein synthesis and muscle repair. It also helps in regulate blood sugar level, repair muscles and bone tissues, promote and production of growth and growth hormone.

From Cheese, soy products, beef, chicken, nuts, seeds and fish, seafood and bean you can consume Leucine amino acid.

4. Lysine

Like other amino acid it is also essential amino acid. It also helps in growth and maintenance for our body and also important for immune function, and the production of energy and collagen and elastin.

High lysine foods include lean beef, cheese, turkey, chicken, pork, soy, fish, shrimp, shellfish, nuts, seeds, eggs, beans, and lentils.

 5. Methionine

it plays an important role in metabolism and detoxification. It is essential for our tissues growth and also perform various functions in within our body. 

Methionine amino acid are found in meat, fish, and dairy products

6. Phenylalanine –

These are those amino acid which is the building blocks of protein in our body. You can take it from plant and animals’ sources. It helps in important normal function of our body.

Plants include Soy products best for amino acids, some seeds such as pumpkin seeds and squash seeds and nuts such as soybeans. Animals products contain meat, fish and eggs.

7. Threonine

it is also essential amino acid which is necessary for our can not produce by our body, we consume it from diet. Threonine is a part of collagen and elastin structural protein, which play an important function of skin and connective tissues. It also supports central nervous, cardiovascular, liver, immune system. 

High Threonine are found in beef, soy, pork, chicken, fish, cheese, nuts, shellfish, seeds, and beans.

8. Tryptophan

Generally it is connected with causing perform various other function in our body. It maintains the proper nitrogen balance and also it is a precursor of serotonin, which help to produce sleep and a stable mode.

We can consume Tryptophan form Chocolate, oats, Milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, red meat.

 9. Valine

Valine is one of three branched-chain amino acids, which play an important daily body function. It helps in muscle growth and regeneration which involved in energy production.

High valine foods are found in cheese, soybeans, beef, chicken, mushroom, pork, nuts, seeds, fish, beans and whole grains.

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