The need to maintain glutathione levels, beyond the natural supply offered by the body, means that we must resort to supplements specially made to maintain antioxidant defenses.
Similarly, it’s important to pay close attention to the type of foods that provide nutrients that promote the production of glutathione in our body. Glutamic acid and glycine are found in almost all the foods we eat, but cysteine is much harder to find. While it’s usually found in eggs, garlic and milk, it must be taken into account that cysteine is highly sensitive to heat, so if these foods are heated they lose their cysteine property.
Here are some examples of foods that contribute to the production of glutathione in the body:
- Avocado, melon, grapefruit, peaches, oranges, nuts, granola …
- Asparagus, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, onions, watercress and Brussels sprouts. Cumin and cinnamon also help raise glutathione levels. Likewise, the consumption of selenium-rich foods also contribute to the elevation of glutathione levels. For example, Brazil nuts, nuts and seafood.