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WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL? WHY NINE (9) ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS?

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

WHY DO I NEED ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS ?


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It is important to have essential amino acids in our daily diet because our body cannot produce them on its own. They are the building blocks of proteins, which are essential for many bodily functions, including:

  • Growth and repair of tissues

  • Production of enzymes and hormones

  • Immune function

  • Energy production

  • Maintaining a healthy metabolism

  • Transporting nutrients

  • Protecting cells from damage

It is important to note that the recommended daily intake (RDI) of protein varies depending on age, sex, and activity level. For example, adults should aim to consume 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight each day. However, athletes and people who are recovering from surgery or injury may need more protein.


If you do not get enough essential amino acids, it can lead to a variety of health problems, such as:

  • Muscle wasting

  • Fatigue

  • Weakness

  • Depression

  • Hair loss

  • Skin problems

  • Delayed wound healing

  • Increased risk of infection

ADEQUATE PROTEIN INTAKE

Protein is essential for muscle growth and repair. Adults should aim to consume 1.2 to 1.7 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight each day.


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The good news is that it is relatively easy to get enough essential amino acids by eating a balanced diet that includes a variety of protein-rich foods. Good sources of 9-essential amino acids include:


Plant-based foods: buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa, tempeh, soy


If you are following a vegan or vegetarian diet, it is important to be mindful of your intake of essential amino acids. You can do this by combining different plant-based foods to create complete proteins. For example, you could eat beans and rice or lentils and quinoa.


By eating a balanced diet and getting enough essential amino acids, you can help ensure that your body has the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and function properly.


I hope this information is helpful. Contact us if you have any questions.


Saint Michael Foods since it was founded by Peter Yupangco, was intently focused on sustainability and nutrition value. Peter chose buckwheat because of its versatility and health benefits that most people raised in European (Eastern including France) and Asian nations already know how buckwheat contributes to their nutrition.


Peter raised the bar with buckwheat by creating great tasting functional foods and beverages and elevating the nutritional value of buckwheat by making it digestible and gut-friendly. SInce BUCK Products were introduced into the Canadian market in 2020, including buckwheat mylk (dairy milk alternative) , buckwheat gelato (dairy-free frozen desserts) , buckwheat complete nutrition (meal supplement) powder with protein peptides, the consumers of fell instantly in love with BUCK and it's great taste. In 2023, other BUCK food products will be introduced including buckwheat porridge (alternative to oats or oatmeal) and also buckwheat baby food.


A big thank you to our North American farmer friends that work tirelessly to keep North America fed. By the way, did you know that buckwheat is known as the "Hail Mary" of grains (that's for another blog post). Thank you Peter for sharing the benefits of this neglected and underutilized buckwheat and also for all your impactful and inspired food creation.


Have a BUCK day!

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