There’s a powerful antioxidant your body produces naturally that could help you prevent diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. What’s more, people with high levels of this antioxidant are the ones who seem to live to 100 and beyond. It’s called glutathione. The only problem? Your levels decline with age.
So unless you do something proactive to raise your levels, you miss out on all the health and age-defying benefits. The good news is, it’s pretty easy to keep your levels high.
And in just a moment, I’ll show you how to do just that.
But first, let’s take a look at why it’s so important to make sure your glutathione levels stay high in the first place… Scientists first discovered the powerful effects of glutathione when a study at the University of Louisville found that boosting mosquitoes’ glutathione levels increased their lifespan by up to 38 percent. Researchers at the Montreal General Hospital Research Institute did the same experiment. This time, they used mice. The result? The mice who received the glutathione boost increased their lifespan. Yet another study, published in the journal Age and Ageing found that folks age 100 to 105 had routinely higher glutathione levels that those who were 60 to 79! Glutathione seems to work by helping rid your cells of toxins that can cause oxidative damage – which can lead to accelerated aging and disease.
So how can YOU reap the benefits?
Eat more foods that help increase glutathione. These foods include eggs, meat and fish. They contain cysteine and glycine, two amino acids that are essential to making glutathione in the body.
Drink a quality whey protein shake. This is due to the fact that most whey proteins contain high levels of the amino acid cysteine, which is a precursor to glutathione. It’s also the amino acid precursor that’s usually in short supply. So drink a whey protein shake daily to boost your levels. Also, make sure it’s a high-quality source of whey.
Supplement with fish oil. This healthy omega 3 oil contains DHA – which can help naturally boost your body’s glutathione levels. Plus, you get a whole host of health benefits as well.
So there you have it. If you want to live longer (and stay healthy) try any one of these natural glutathione-boosters.
Your body will thank you!
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