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Methionine (Met): An Essential Amino Acid to Never Forget

Methionine is an essential amino acid associated with proper methylation supportive of the liver, brain, and DNA. It is one of only two sulfur-containing amino acids common among dietary proteins and essential…

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Resistant Starch: Foods, Low Amylose Diets, Benefits & More

Amylose, a.k.a. resistant starch, is found in foods like potatoes, carrots, and many other root vegetables. It has many known health benefits such as supporting healthy colonic bacteria, stabilizing blood sugar, and…

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Histidine Content of Different Foods

Histidine is an amino acid that is readily converted into histamine by the histidine carboxylase (HDC) enzyme. Foods higher in histidine content may pose a greater risk to those with conditions such…

Dietary Fiber: Health Benefits, Different Types, & More

Countless studies, clinical trials, and surveys have concluded the same—eating more fiber will help the average person live a longer and healthier life. Not all types of fiber offer the same benefits,…

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Masala Chai: A Curious Spice-Infused Black Tea

Masala Chai is a blended tea named after the Hindi word for tea (chai) that contains Black Tea, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, and black pepper. This tea is traditionally steeped with…