You may remember amino acids from your time in school – they’re used by the body to create proteins and form an essential part of our diets. You can’t synthesise your essential amino acids, so you’ve got to find natural sources of them in your food. Leucine is also big in sports nutrition right now, touted as an amino acid to be taken post-workout to increase protein synthesis. +
If we turn back the hands of time on human nutrition our diets looked very different. Way before the prawn cocktail in a wineglass of the 90’s – we’re talking millenniums ago – our diets were balanced and healthy. They were varied and perfectly suited to the bodily systems of the average human being.