Written By Welcome to Real Raw Women! - September 28 2010
Most of us have never heard of glutathione, pronounced (gloo-ta-thigh-on). But believe it or not this molecule is the most important molecule in your body in order to stay healthy.
It is the secret molecule for preventing premature aging, cancer, Alzheimer's. heart disease and dementia, along with a host of other diseases. So keep reading...
Your body does produce glutathione and it is considered the mother of all antioxidants, ( the things that killfree radicals). But there is one small problem, toxins, medications,stress, poor diet and radiation deplete your body of this molecule
So you ask, what exactly is glutathione?? Basically it is a simple molecule that is produced naturally in your body. It is a combination of 3 amino acids, cystenine, glycine, and glutamine. It contains a sulfur chemical group which allows it to act like fly paper. Bad things in the body stick to it like mercury and heavy metals, free radicals and toxins. Then the body disposes of these "bad things". This is absolutely necessary in order to stay healthy and prevent premature aging!!
The normal course of action for glutathione is to recycle in the body. But due to the fact that most people have become so toxic because of the air we breathe, food we eat, the water we drink and chemicals from dry cleaning, just to name a few, your body is not producing glutathione.
I read an article the other day by a doctor named Mark Hayman, and he said that all of his very sick patients that had chronic diseases were deficient in glutathione. He said that glutathione is critical for one reason, it recycles antioxidants, which is absolutely necessary in order for our body to fight off disease and prevent premature aging.
Since none of us are free from modern day toxins, there are things that you can do to keep the mother of all antioxidants levels up in your body.
2) Eat plenty of broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage and cauliflower. Of course you know that I am going to say the best way to eat these is raw. I definitely juice the kale and collards with apples, lemons and lettuce.
3) Increase your Alpha lioic acid by eating once again more broccoli, and spinach.
4) Increase your folate, B6 and B12 by eating fruits, vegetables and nuts.
5) Increase selenium. The highest amount of selenium is found in Brazil nuts.
If you incorporate these few things into your life and diet, you will be taking just another step in reversing the signs of premature aging, and healing your body.