Benefits of amino acids

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Nutrition

What is amino acids?

Twenty percent of the human body is made up of protein. Protein plays a crucial role in almost all biological processes and amino acids are the building blocks of it. A large proportion of our cells, muscles and tissue is made up of amino acids, meaning they carry out many important bodily functions, such as giving cells their structure. They also play a key role in the transport and the storage of nutrients. Amino acids have an influence on the function of organs, glands, tendons and arteries. They are furthermore essential for healing wounds and repairing tissue, especially in the muscles, bones, skin and hair as well as for the removal of all kinds of waste deposits produced in connection with the metabolism. Research over recent years has shown that amino acids have been useful against diabetes, osteoporosis, heart trouble, metabolic disorders, erectile dysfunction and also anti-aging and also menopausal complaints, to name but a few.

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Cod and potato crust

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Western cuisine

Quick and easy

A fish recipe you can’t help but love, this is a light and summery alternative to fish and chips.

Recently I haven’t had much time or the passion to cook for myself at home. But saying that, a work colleague named Alessio has inspired me to recipe test this Italian dish that is not only quick to make but incredibly flavorsome, light and healthy.

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Thai beef salad

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Asian cuisine

Quick and easy

“This simple salad is the perfect blend of sweet, citrusy and spice that works really well with beef.”

Thai beef salad is one of the families favorite summer dishes, it’s light, spicy and full of flavor, bringing me back to the summers back in Mauritius.

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Steak pie

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Western cuisine

Quick and easy

“A traditional meat pie served in Britain. It is made from stewing steak and beef gravy, enclosed in a pastry shell. Sometimes mixed vegetables are included in the filling. The dish is often served with “steak chips” (thickly sliced potatoes fried, sometimes fried in beef dripping).”

An inspiration from the Food Bible video on making the simplest roast dinner pie.

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Nasi lemak

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Asian cuisine

Quick and easy

” Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. It is commonly found in Malaysia, where it is considered the national dish, and also popular in neighbouring countries such as Singapore; Indonesia especially in Eastern Sumatra; Brunei and Southern Thailand. It is considered one of the most famous dishes for Malay-type breakfast. However, because of nasi lemak’s versatility in being able to be served in a variety of manners, it is now served and eaten any time of the day. Nasi lemak was also recently voted the top 10 healthy breakfast by TIME magazine.”

I grew up eating two versions of nasi lemak, one that is served with salmon and/or fried chicken served with acar and/or cooked spinach. While in school in Brunei when I  was 10, the canteen ladies would always serve nasi lemak wrapped in banana leaves. Without fail, that would be my breakfast for only $1. For full video tutorial visit my Youtube channel.

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