Glutathione (pronounced “gloota-thigh-own”) is a peptide containing three essential amino acids. Researchers now believe that it is a critical indicator of how long we will live.  Glutathione helps your body perform several functions including absorbing drugs, digesting proteins, digesting harmful and toxic peroxides, helps develop your immune system, helps prevent the death of cells which causes cancer and helps prevent the onset of drug resistance. In patients who have been diagnosed with cancer and Aids, it is common to find a lower than normal level of glutathione. There is no evidence to show that eating foods rich in  glutathione leads to a negative outcome. Therefore eating foods rich in this vital peptide can be vital to longevity and good health.

Fortunately glutathione is found in several foods including milk thistle, bioactive whey protein, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, garbanzo beans and beef liver. It can also be ingested by taking the supplement NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine).

People who are worried about cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart diseases, dementia, autism should worry about the amount of glutathione they are getting in their food. However, Doctors call this peptide a super anti-oxidant, something that everyone should consume.

So gloota-thigh-own your way to good health!

My gratitude to my friend and mentor Ravi for pointing me to this peptide.

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Ritesh is a born again health enthusiast and holds a Certificate in Physiology from Harvard Medical School and a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University.

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