List of foods high in lysine


Foods that contain a lot of lysine are the following:

* Meat products rich in lysine

- Milk and dairy products, especially cheese and protein supplements made from milk powder (whey protein)

- Eggs, meat (chicken, pork, beef, etc)

- Fish (salmon, halibut, sardines, mackerel, etc.)

animal protein
Photography of animal protein. Lysine is found in all foods rich in animal protein.

* Plant foods rich in lysine

In general, plant foods do not contain so much lysine as foods rich in animal protein. Among the richest plant sources of lysine, we can include:

-Legumes: (soy and soy products: tofu, tempeh, soymilk,..., carob beans, lentils, lupins, chickpeas, peas, beans, peanuts, etc

- Vegetables: watercress, quinoa, spinach, Chinese cabbage, chayote, parsley, asparagus)

- Wheat germ

Grains and nuts contain lysine, but not in sufficient quantity to provide an adequate supply of this amino acid. Lysine deficiency of these food groups forces them to be combined with other groups of protein-rich foods: Combine your cereal dishes, sandwiches or nuts with legumes (The above foods)

* Related information:

- Properties of proteins

- Proteins formation

- Proteins function

- Daily proteins needs

- Vegetal proteins

- How to combine vegetable proteins

List of amino acids in food

Essential amino acids

Nonessential amino acids

Phenylalanine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine

Aspartic acid, Glutaminic acid, Alanine, Arginine, Cysteine, Cystine, Glycine, Hydroxyproline, Proline, Serine, Tyrosine


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