Health Benefits of Taurine
I have mentioned about long life of Masai people in the previous article "Discover the Wonders of the Masai's Culture Ethnicity and Health", and my understanding was that they do not take any salt but a lot of yogurt-like or cow milk which is somewhat fermented.
Here, I do not deny that I received a lot of comments as well as antagonized e-mails regarding the long life of Masai people.
To clear that, I have also studied about short life span of people, specifically the Tibetans.
In Tibet, average lives of people are too short. Some Tibetan tribes die at a young age (about 35 – 45 years old) because of heart attack or heart failure. We understand that their main food is only oats powder with salt. It is just because they take too much brown rock salt or halite. They need more animal protein to neutralize their food nutrition. Their lack of protein is caused by not eating bird meat, cow meat, and fish meat because of their religion, culture, and funeral traditions.
We requested several tribes for medical examination, and we discovered something about their blood pressure. Their average blood pressure was 165/135 mmHg. The main reason of their short life is lack of animal protein which contain important mineral called "Taurine". They live at high mountains in remote regions in China. We requested 30 selected tribe people to take taurine powder for 60 days with complete medical checkup. Amazingly, their blood pressure became normal at 130/90 mmHg. For sure, these volunteers will not suffer from heart failure before the age of 45 years old, if they will take care of their health as we instructed.
WHAT IS TAURINE?
Taurine is a sulfur amino acid essential to the proper functioning of the heart and the eyes. It is found in many animals, especially sea animals, mainly shellfish.
PHYSIOLOGICAL ROLES OF TAURINE
- It acts as an antioxidant, and helps prevent macular degeneration and other serious eye diseases.
- It reduces blood pressure and cholesterol level, thus, helps prevent arteriosclerosis.
- It improves detoxification function of the liver.
- It helps to strengthen the heart muscle, thus, stabilizing the function of the heart.
- It lessens the accumulation of lactic acid which becomes the cause of fatigue.
- It immediately restores and protects corneal cells from harmful ultraviolet rays and alike.
One good thing about taurine is that it will not break by heating. However, because it dissolves easily in water, you should not throw the broth when cooking. Take the broth for your diet.
THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS OF TAURINE
Taurine might be useful in treating conditions such as: arteriosclerosis, hypertension, heart failure, hair problems such as thin hair and baldness, arrhythmia, hypercholesterolemia, and liver disease.
FOODS CONTAINING TAURINE
Taurine is found in eggs, fish, meat, and milk. Taurine is also found in some plant foods like seaweeds, but present in very low levels. It is highly present in sea foods such as clam, squid, octopus, and oyster.
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