Essential proteins, essential fats…essential carbohydrates?

 

These are the human body’s essential amino acids (proteins):

  1. arginine (required for the young, but not for adults),
  2. histidine,
  3. isoleucine,
  4. leucine,
  5. lysine,
  6. methionine,
  7. phenylalanine,
  8. threonine,
  9. tryptophan,
  10. valine.

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);

  1. Linoleic acid (LA), an omega-6 fatty acid,
  2.  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:

1.
2.
3.
4.

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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s