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1/17/2019 3:32:34 PM

Leucine

Health benefits of Leucine:
One of three essential amino acids (along with isoleucine and valine) that enhance your energy and increase your endurance

Description

See the bottom of this page for the ingredients highest in leucine

What is Leucine?


It’s an amino acid that’s considered unique due to its role in metabolism.

Why does it matter to me?

  • Leucine has been shown to trigger muscle growth and may be very important as we age to preserve muscle mass

  • A meal with leucine if eaten within an hour of exercise produces a complete recovery of protein synthesis which is essential for repair and growth

  • Studies have shown that leucine intake whilst dieting helps lose weight while preserving muscle mass
In a study at Columbia University leucine was shown to promote better blood sugar control and reduce bad cholesterol (LDL).


Am I getting enough?


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Review date: 8/1/2018
Next review date: 2/1/2019
Leucine

Top 6 ingredients for Leucine taking into account portion size and cooking retention factors

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Pheasant - meat only

Pheasant - meat only

300g
5.7g = 194% of your RDA/RI
194%
Beef fore rib roast - bone in

Beef fore rib roast - bone in

260g
5.29g = 180% of your RDA/RI
180%
Beef fore rib roast - boneless

Beef fore rib roast - boneless

225g
5.27g = 179% of your RDA/RI
179%
Rack of lamb

Rack of lamb

400g
5.04g = 171% of your RDA/RI
171%
Lamb shank - bone in

Lamb shank - bone in

450g
5.02g = 171% of your RDA/RI
171%
Pheasant - whole

Pheasant - whole

500g
4.8g = 163% of your RDA/RI
163%