The Foods and Supplements to Boost Your Glutathione
The glutathione diet includes the foods and supplements needed to boost your bodies glutathione levels. These essentially work as immune boosting foods.
The list includes sulfur rich foods. This makes up the flypaper component of glutathione. Being sticky, it will attract and hold on to the toxins and heavy metals in our bodies. It also holds the two cysteine molecules together making them cysteine. This is the hardest to get of the three building blocks of glutathione.
These sulfur containing foods also to some extent contain cysteine. To benefit, they need to be eaten raw. Cysteine is a very fragile molecule and it is easily destroyed when heated.
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Why Eat Raw Foods
Raw foods have enzymes that aid in digestion. Heating foods can destroy these enzymes. This results in a need for the body to produce enzymes to digest the cooked foods. This leads to toxicity, over eating, and excess consumption. (research citation needed)
Common sense tells us that it takes less energy to digest white bread than whole grain. We know that ounce for ounce, raw grain has more dietary benefit than when it is processed into bread. It also takes more body energy to digest the grain than the bread.
The result is more food value and less caloric value. Less by virtue of the energy required to digest it.
Some foods can be heated to temperatures less than 300 degrees and not lose nutritional value (citation needed).
The benefits, clear skin, increased energy and minimizing common illnesses.
The Down Side
Eating raw foods may eliminate the chemicals used as preservatives and the risk of additives that could be harmful like MSG. This benefit is replaces with another risk. Many foods from other countries may use pesticides that would be outlawed in your county.
Thus, in order to improve your health you are potentially increasing your exposure to harmful chemicals.
Also, many of the foods we eat are depleted from the vary minerals that are essential to our heath. This could be from over farming the land.
Now on to the glutathione boosting foods.
Glutathione Diet Basics
Next in importance are the sulfur containing foods.
Sulfur Containing Foods
- water cress
- brussel sprouts
- unpasteurized milk (should be hormone and antibiotic free)
- ricotta cheese
- cottage cheese
- milk (decreased in pasteurized milk)
- whey protein (undenatured bio active)
- wheat germ
- oat flakes
- sausage meat
Note: the heat used to prepare any of the above foods is usually sufficient to destroy the cysteine. Therefor, the benefits would be minimal.
Cysteine Containing Foods and Supplements That Boost Glutathione
Take to much and you can get sick. Best source, two Brazil Nuts a day. One theory is that for men, if you eat two Brazil Nuts a day you will die of something other than Prostate Cancer. A two nut maintenance diet is a whole lot more fun to take than a pill in the morning.
- milk thistle There are a number of studies that show the benefit.
- Exercise...regular start slowly and build up to thirty minutes a day.
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