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Outrage as school kids made to stand on 100kmh bus trip | CQ News

PARENTS of Crows Nest school children are concerned for the safety of their children on their daily bus trip to Toowoomba.

Tania Stanley wants Bus Queensland to provide a second service dedicated to the school bus run her son 14-year-old son Boydy and 15-year-old niece Pamela catch from Crows Nest to Toowoomba State High School.

She and fellow concerned parent Rebecca Goddard have written to the company to outline concerns about children standing for the duration of the New England Hwy trip.

“At the start of 2014, the school bus (service 302) was extremely overloaded with a huge amount of children forced to stand,” the letter read.

Outrage as school kids made to stand on 100kmh bus trip | CQ News.

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Tryptophan: food sources high in tryptophan.

Tryptophan: food sources high in tryptophan..

Amino Acid Serine: Health Benefits and Food Sources

By Caroline Kanaiza

What is Serine?

Serine is one of the non-essential amino acids that make up protein. It is synthesized in the body.  It exits in L-serine and D-serine forms.

Health benefits

Serine, even though a non-essential amino acid, provides crucial health benefits. It plays roles in proteinfatty acid, genetic code carriers (DNA and RNA) synthesis, and muscle build-up. Serine is a constituent in the brain and protective covers of nerves. Therefore, serine is an important amino acid for the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system. Furthermore, serine boosts healthy immune system by aiding the production of antibodies.

Serine is also a component of all cell membranes.

Additional serine’s health benefits come indirectly through its effect on other biochemicals. For example, serine is a precursor for the production of amino acids such as glycine, cystein, and tryptophan . Tryptophan, necessary for the synthesis of serotonin and functioning of neurotransmitters, is known to help relieve stress, anxiety and depression.

Serine Deficiency

Serine deficiency symptoms include slow or delayed cognitive and physical skills (psychomotor retardation), seizures and microcephaly. Microcephaly refers to health condition in which the head size is smaller than normal and is caused by underdevelopment of the brain.

Serine Food Sources

A select list of dietary sources of serine are provided in the table below.

Serine food source Serine content g/100 gram of food portion
Soybeans, mature seeds, raw 2.12
Egg, yolk, raw, fresh 1.33
Lentils, raw 1.29
Peanuts, all types, raw 1.27
Cowpea, catjang, mature seeds, raw 1.19
Nuts, almonds 1.01
Egg, whole, raw, fresh 0.97
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw 0.97
Seeds, sesame butter, tahini, from raw and stone ground kernels 0.97
Flax seed, raw 0.97
Nuts, walnuts, english 0.93
Salami, Italian, pork 0.90
Beef, round, top round, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8″ fat, select, raw 0.87
Beef, top sirloin, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8″ fat, choice, raw 0.86
Fish, salmon, pink, raw 0.81
Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw 0.80
Egg, white, raw, fresh 0.80
Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat only, raw 0.68
Chicken, broilers or fryers, wing, meat and skin, raw 0.66
Sausage, Italian, pork, raw 0.55
Milk, sheep, fluid 0.49
Pork, fresh, separable fat, raw 0.26
Hummus 0.25
Soy milk, fluid 0.18
Milk, goat, fluid 0.18
Milk, whole, 3.25% milkfat 0.11
Asparagus 0.11
Snap beans, green, raw 0.10
Milk, human, mature, fluid 0.04