What your body needs: List of essential products

Listed below are the very products that need to be integrated into any person’s dietary intake — an athlete, an office worker or even a child. These products are a storehouse of energy and vigor, since they are full of amino acids.

Avocado. 170 kcal per 100 g. The main amino acid: phenylalanine. It is avocado that is responsible for the production of dopamine and adrenaline (hormones responsible for the stress relief). Avocado will help you answer the main question: "Is there happiness in life?" There definitely is! FYI: bananas are also a source of phenylalanine.

Peanuts. 470 kcal per 100 g. The main amino acids in peanuts are arginine and ornithine which help muscles to actively grow. Arginine is able to prevent heart attack, hypertension, and is also responsible for building muscles during exercises. You can also go for nuts, wholemeal flour, oatmeal, and chicken to get these amino acids.

Broccoli contains only 28 kcal per 100 g and the amino acid called glutamine. It can help to restore the gastric and intestinal mucosa after the injuries occurring from unhealthy lifestyle and high levels of stress. Glutamine also plays an important role in the process of muscle growth. FYI: spinach is also glutamine-rich.

Lean beef (170 kcal) is rich in taurine which is responsible for regulating the water balance in the body. Moreover, lean beef helps to strengthen the heart muscle. Ray-finned fish such as salmon, trout, chars and so on (Salmonidae fish family) is also a source of taurine.



Coarse flour products contain cysteine. This amino acid destroys toxic chemical compounds and free radicals which occasionally enter our body. It protects against alcohol and tobacco toxins as well as helps us fight the underlying arthritis. Cheese and eggs are also cysteine-rich.

Turkey breast.150 kcal per 100 g just like the lean beef. However, it contains another amino acid called tryptophan. It can act both ways as a sleeping pill and as an antidepressant. This amino acid participates in the synthesis of serotonin which plays a key role in regulating mood and sleep-wake cycles. Other sources of tryptophan are yogurt, tuna, and chicken.

Although yogurt itself is rich in serine which speeds up the breakdown of fats and helps to build and maintain muscles in a wakeful state. Also, it improves memory. Therefore, consuming yogurt will make it easier to remember about buying a new package for tomorrow!

Boiled potatoes are low-calorie but contain a useful amino acid called lysine. It promotes the growth and restoration of tissues, production of antibodies, hormones, and enzymes. For obvious reasons it is useful for athletes. Lysine can be consumed with turkey, red fish and eggs.

Salmon fish is alanin-rich. Tuna, however, is also rich in histidine, glycine and threonine. People on low-fat and high-protein diets or those who are actively training usually need additional doses of alanine. It is also useful for diabetics, allowing to get enough glucose.

Onion along with methionine amino acid relieve depression and the effects of stress. Moreover, it helps to reduce cholesterol levels in blood vessels. Therefore, onion does not make you cry. It actually makes you laugh!

Chicken breast simply has to be on the menu for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. The reason is that they usually have low levels of histidine and glycine. Adding histidine- and glycine-rich products will reduce the severity of joints inflammation.

High-calorie oatmeal (305 kcal), for instance, contains the amino acid called proline which contributes to the rapid healing of wounds.

Olive oil and sunflower seeds are similar in their beneficial properties to nuts in general and peanuts in particular. Moreover, both are aspartic-rich. This amino acid removes highly toxic ammonia from the body which has a detrimental effect on the nervous system. Also, it helps to fight lethargy and fatigue. FYI: this amino acid cannot be found anywhere else.

Despite the fact of being high-calorie, beans are actually rich in tyrosine and glutamine which accelerate the process of burning fat and help fight toxins.



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