Slows Down Aging Process?

What slows down the aging process while boosting your immune system and is an indicator of one’s health? I wanted to share the benefits of glutathione with you. My awareness of the importance of glutathione began when running functional medicine testing and seeing a pattern of glutathione deficiency linked to cancer, degenerative disease, viruses, impaired memory, asthma, COPD, acute respiratory distress syndrome, cholesterol oxidation, and much more. Detoxification, mitochondrial function, and healthy aging, all need adequate glutathione.

Why discuss this now? Glutathione depletion is associated with diseases, viruses, suppressed immune systems, and even the aging process.
Interestingly enough, the small airways of the lungs require glutathione to function, and maintaining adequate levels of this antioxidant is incredibly essential. Healthy lungs have 1,000 times more glutathione than other parts of the body.

 

Below are nine ways to increase your glutathione levels naturally.

 

1. Consume Sulfur-Rich Foods such as beef, fish, and poultry. Vegetarian sources of sulfur are cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, watercress, and mustard greens.
2. Increase Your Vitamin C Intake: Researchers have found that taking Vitamin C supplements increased glutathione levels in white blood cells in healthy adults. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, so you need to replenish it daily, found in a variety of foods, particularly fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, citrus fruits, papayas, kiwis and bell peppers.
3. Consume Selenium-Rich Foods as it is a cofactor to glutathione and an essential mineral. Food sources of selenium are beef, chicken, fish, organ meats, brown rice, and Brazil nuts.
4. Eat Foods Rich in Glutathione, such as spinach, asparagus, avocados, and okra. Just keep in mind that dietary glutathione is poorly absorbed, depending on the cooking and storage conditions.
5. Focus on decrease the need for glutathione by reducing your toxic load. Toxicity levels in your food, personal care products, and home can deplete your glutathione. Researching other antioxidants such as Ī±-lipoic acid or NAC supplementation increases mitochondrial glutathione levels.
6. Never underestimate the restorative power of sleep as it’s essential for overall health, and lack of sleep causes oxidative stress and hormone imbalances. Research links chronic lack of sleep to decreased glutathione levels.
7. Daily Meditation diminishes oxidative stress, and people who practice Meditation have higher levels of glutathione. Controlled breathing can reduce oxidative stress, as well.
8. Avoid Drinking Too Much Alcohol as research identified a 90% decrease in lung glutathione levels in people who regularly consume excessive amounts of alcohol.
9. Get tested with functional medicine organic acid test that shows your glutathione levels, Vitamin C levels, and detoxification pathway functioning.

 

Just published a new episode about glutathione on the Total Wellness Empowerment podcast:
and a new YouTube video at: https://www.youtube.com/nancyguberti

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