Acido aspártico

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Definición

Es uno de los aminoácidos no esenciales. "No esencial" significa que nuestros cuerpos lo producen incluso si no obtenemos dicho aminoácido de los alimentos que consumimos.

El ácido aspártico también se denomina ácido asparagínico.

Éste ayuda a trabajar a cada célula en el cuerpo y juega un papel en:

  • La producción y secreción de hormonas
  • El funcionamiento normal del sistema nervioso

Las fuentes vegetales de ácido aspártico abarcan:

  • Legumbres como la soya (soja), los garbanzos y las lentejas
  • El maní, las almendras, las nueces de nogal y las semillas de lino

Las fuentes animales abarcan:

  • Carne de res
  • Huevos
  • Salmón
  • Camarones

Nombres alternativos

Ácido asparagínico

Información

Referencias

Mason JB. Nutritional assessment and management of the malnourished patient. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Sleisenger MH, eds. Sleisenger & Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 4.

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