I am interested in learning more about amino acids and found this elsewhere on the web, so I am posting here after not finding the same topic through a forum search.
I found the following at http://www.rawtimes.com/rawlifedigest/v01.n235
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Date: Sunday, 23 April 2000 2:13
Subject: Importance of Amino Acids for Weight Control
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April 20th - Importance of Amino Acids for Weight Control
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Importance of Amino Acids in Weight Control: One of the most important
aspects of obtaining a good diet is the balancing of amino acids. There are
approximately 22 amino acids that are the primary components of protein.
Eight of these amino acids...tryptophan, leucine, lysine, methionine,
phenylalanine, isoleucine, valine, and threonine are known as "essential"
because they cannot be manufactured by the body and must be supplied by
foods in our diet.
Amino acid content of every food differs. The amino acids in foods must be
consumed in amounts and proportions that closely approximate the pattern
required by the body. If oneessential amino acid (EAA) is missing or is
present in a low amount, protein synthesis in the body will fall to a very
low level or stop altogether! In most foods containing protein, all the
EAAs are present, but in some foods one or more of the EAAs may be present
in a substantially lower amount than the others, thus placing it out of
proportion and deviating from the EAA pattern required by the body. The EAA
that is absent or in lowest percentage of the daily Estimated Amino Acid
Requirement (established by the National Academy of Sciences) is known as
the limiting amino acid (LAA) and is the factor that determines the amount
and quality of protein utilized by the body. For example: a food containing
100% of a person's lysine requirement but only 20% of the methionine