• Leily Farman-Farmaian

The Master Antioxidant

Glutathione the master antioxidant

Antioxidants have been all the rage and there's a reason why. They not only boost our overall health (protect our skin, strengthen our immune system...) but also prevent diseases by combating free radicals, atoms in our bodies that can cause illnesses if they react with cells.

Among the wide variety that exist, glutathione is known as the "master antioxidant". It protects fats from oxidation, against inflammation, toxins, free radicals, and pathogens, supports energy-producing mitochondria, boosts immunity, and makes sure your brain functions at its peak.

Cells in our bodies produce glutathione, using it to combat inflammation, infections, stress, and toxins. It also acts as a kind of batter pack by recharging other antioxidants.

How can you naturally boost your own glutathione levels?

1. Exercise: walking, playing sports, and other aerobic exercises

2. Eat sulfur-rich foods: cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, kale, and arugula

3. Protein

4. Red meats and liver from grass-fed animals

5. Try to regulate factors, like stress, that deplete glutathione levels