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16 Foods High In Lysine

16 Foods High In Lysine
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When you look at the nutrition facts label on a package of food, you can glean a lot of information about that food: how many calories in a serving, for example, as well as the total grams of fat and milligrams of sodium.

But what a food label will not tell you is information about amino acids in that food. So, you may have no idea if you’re eating foods that are rich in lysine or not. And yes, you do need lysine in your diet.

What Is Lysine?

“Lysine is one of the essential amino acids, and we need to consume it in our diet, as our bodies cannot make it,” explains Angel Planells, MS, RDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist in Seattle and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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