Amino acids are the foundation of every important process as they are necessary for all metabolic processes. Its primary functions are the optimum transport of nutrients and storage optimization of all nutrients (water, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins).
Amino acids help the body a lot to the structure of the body: The human being, or any other living organism, is formed of numerous cells with different functions. Amino acids are part of the vast majority of these cells, either in the membrane or the various structures contained in the cytoplasm.
Also, amino acids aid in the repair of used tissues, as well as wound healing and, have a necessary role in helping to maintain and improve cardiovascular health.
Arginine, for mention just one of them, is one of the most common amino acids, is used in the production of nitric oxide, which is a fundamental element in the regulation of blood pressure. Nitric oxide is produced in the muscles that form the heart, allowing you to control the speed and reach of contractions and the expansion of your muscles to keep them in good health.
Another good example is phenylalanine, which is an important amino acid that our organism obtains solely and exclusively from the diet since it is not able to synthesize it. Used mainly by the brain to produce noradrenaline, a chemical that transmits signals between the nerve cells of our brain, and in turn, promotes alertness.
You can obtain these amino acids fundamentally from the food richest in proteins, which our body breaks down to obtain them and thus form new proteins.
Methionine or tryptophan is another of the best known essential amino acids. We can also take into account non-essential amino acids such as taurine which is a non-essential amino acid.
Non essential amino acids are those that our body can manufacture itself from other substances (the essential are those that we must ingest necessarily with diet or external input).
However, although our body can synthesize all these non-essential amino acids, orthomolecular therapy (we are talking about this therapy in another article) uses certain nutrients to compensate for deficiencies or help the body to restore or maintain health by imitating its defense mechanisms.
Amino acids can be found in beans, eggs, corn, cauliflower, mushrooms, potatoes, bamboo shoots, bananas, melon and citrus (lemon, orange). As we note these products are easy to find either in stores and supermarkets. Please make a goal of eating these foods where we find amino acids will be very beneficial to our health; these foods are a great aid for each of us. And be pending I have some recipes that will boost your amino acids levels.