Taurine

Biosynthesis

Taurine is naturally derived from cysteine (found in oats, beans, rice, bananas, etc.) Mammalian taurine synthesis occurs in the pancreas via the cysteine sulfinic acid pathway. In this pathway, cysteine is first oxidized to its sulfinic acid, catalyzed by the enzyme cysteine dioxygenase. Cysteine sulfinic acid, in turn, is decarboxylated by sulfinoalanine decarboxylase to form hypotaurine. Hypotaurine is enzymatically oxidized to yield taurine by hypotaurine dehydrogenase.

Taurine is also produced by the transsulfuration pathway, which converts homocysteine into cystathionine. The cystathionine is then converted to hypotaurine by the sequential action of three enzymes: cystathionine gamma-lyasecysteine dioxygenase, and cysteine sulfinic acid decarboxylase. Hypotaurine is then oxidized to taurine as described above.

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Oxidative degradation of cysteine to taurine

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taurine

Cronometer Food Diary example for 110 lb 5’4″ female age 61 moderately active:

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Earth Day Cleanse 2019

Happy Earth Day!

Here’s what I ate:

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blueberry banana smoothie 50oz

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green smoothie 50oz

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crocus flowers – food for the eyes and mind (spirit) while sunbathing and breathing fresh air

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raw vegan cucumber pasta & tomato sauce

Quenepa

My friend gave me some Quenepa (Spanish Lime) from her aunt’s tree in Puerto Rico. OMG! Quenepa tasted so good and had such a juicy soft flesh that almost melted in my mouth! It was sweet and tart. Yum!!! hmmm … sweet&tart … sweet-tart … sounds like sweetheart! :) See also: AURAw.com
More information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melicoccus_bijugatus

Quenepa (Spanish Lime)