These are the human body’s essential amino acids (proteins):
- arginine (required for the young, but not for adults),
These amino acids are essential because the body cannot create them and they must be eaten daily, otherwise the body’s proteins, tissues begin to degrade. They are essential for our bodies to go on living, along with the other ten amino acids our bodies can create.
These are the human body’s essential fatty acids (fats);
- Linoleic acid (LA), an omega-6 fatty acid,
- alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid
These are the only fats the body cannot create and must be eaten. They keep brain/nervous systems, cardiovascular systems and others healthy and functioning well. These fatty acids are essential for our bodies to live! That’s right! We must have fat to live.
These are the human body’s essential carbohydrates:
Actually, there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate. Our bodies create the amounts of glucose (carbohydrate) we need from the proteins and fats we eat and that our bodies create. We can live and live well without eating any carbohydrates at all.
There is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate.
Oh, by the way, there is NO disease state associated with insufficient eating of carbohydrates. We live just fine without them.
But life is in jeopardy without sufficient intake of amino acids (proteins) and fatty acids (fats). Without them we die.