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Lentil Nutrition: Do Lentils Contain All 9 Essential Amino Acids?

  Lentils are legumes—cousin to foods such as beans, peanuts, and peas. These edible pulses come in many colors and sizes. Green lentils add a peppery punch to salads and red lentils provide a hearty bed for baked salmon or roasted chicken....

20 Top Ways to Add More Protein to Your Day—Morning, Noon and Night

The list of reasons to consciously increase your protein intake just keeps getting longer. Research shows that a high protein intake can increase muscle mass, support healthy weight loss, and improve your overall health. Increasing your protein intake can help...

Dietary Protein or Amino Acid Supplements: Which Is Better?

Dietary proteins are the source of new amino acids for the body. The nutritional actions of dietary protein are in fact the actions of the absorbed amino acids. The quality of a dietary protein, as scored by the system of...

Amino Acids Missing from a Vegan Diet

If you follow a vegan diet, it might be hard for you to get the essential amino acids that your body needs. Luckily, proteins are present in many foods—not just in animal products, but it’s important to eat a variety...

Foods High in Amino Acids

Nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated. It all comes down to feeding our bodies what they need to survive and thrive—especially as we age. Amino acids are a central component of nutrition, regardless of our chosen diet. Amino acids are...

What Vegetarians Need to Know About Amino Acids

If you’ve chosen to give up meat and/or animal byproducts and follow a vegetarian diet, it’s important to honor how your body responds to that choice and make sure you’re providing it with the essential nutrients it needs to thrive....

The Truth About Complementary Proteins

First, let’s get some protein terminology under our belts. Proteins are made up of amino acids. There are 20 dietary amino acids that may be components of protein. Each protein has a distinct number of amino acids and a specific...