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How can you get branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) naturally from foods?

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You can get branched-chain amino acids from these foods:

  • Whey, milk, and soy proteins
  • Beef, chicken, fish, and eggs
  • Baked beans and lima beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Whole wheat
  • Brown rice
  • Almonds, Brazil nuts, and cashews
  • Pumpkin seeds

From: Branched-Chain Amino Acids WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Branched-Chain Amino Acids."

Novarino, G. October 2012. Science,

De Bandt, J-P. , January 2006. Journal of Nutrition

Huntington College of Health Sciences: "A Primer on Branched Chain Amino Acids."

National Council on Strength and Fitness: "Branched Chain Amino Acid Supplementation."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Branched-Chain Amino Acids."

Novarino, G. October 2012. Science,

De Bandt, J-P. , January 2006. Journal of Nutrition

Huntington College of Health Sciences: "A Primer on Branched Chain Amino Acids."

National Council on Strength and Fitness: "Branched Chain Amino Acid Supplementation."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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