Sunday, May 3, 2009

Juicing for Glutathione Support

Juicing can be a great way to enhance your child's biomedical health program by improving their nutritional intake and bolstering their antioxidant levels. Glutathione (a critical antioxidant necessary for cellular support and detoxification) is found in so many fruits and vegetables it is almost hard to miss it. However, here is a short list to help out:

• Acorn Squash
• Avocado
• Asparagus
• Broccoli
• Brussel Sprouts
• Cabbage
• Cauliflower
• Kale
• Okra
• Parsley
• Spinach
• Zucchini

Cantaloupe, grapefruit, orange, peach, strawberries, tomato, potato, and watermelon also have glutathione.

There is no particular amount of each vegetables that is required. Just get out your juicer and use a variety of vegetables according to taste. Small amounts of carrot and celery provide a good base of liquid for other vegetable juicing.


kimberly said...

thank you for this reminder. maybe this is why i saw a significant increase in focus and over all well being when i started giving tristan green smoothies every morning. we alternate spinach, parsley, zucchini,
cilantro buy huge handfuls. avocado goes in at least 3 times weekly. then we use a green drink casein gluten free and fermented, throw cultured veggies in it. we use a green drink called "greens first" by doctors nutrition. they use stevia and mint. you can mask anything with it. then to have a few days rest from that green drink we will use fruit smoothies instead taking careful notice to make sure its eaten first and digested for at least 30 minutes before any protein is given.

sbean1 said...

Despite many tries, we cannot get our son to drink smoothies (still not giving up offering them though) and juicing is a lot of work and can be expensive with increasing food costs. We do however get the same benefit from our Juice Plus which contains broccoli, kale, cabbage and spinach amongst the 17 fruits, vegetables and grains it provides him in the orchard and garden blend(it is gluten free too). We top that off with the vineyard blend (concord grape & 8 berries) to increse his antioxidant intake. Best of all, it is backed by peer reviewed gold standard research showing it is bioavailable, helps support a healthy immune system, reduces oxidative stress, protects DNA and improves cardivascular wellness. He is sick less and looks and feels so much better since starting it a little over a year ago (the same goes for our whole family). Maybe someday he'll drink those smoothies the rest of the family loves!

Sara Reid said...

i like this post.. Juicing is really a great way to energise your body. Glutathione helps maintain the integrity of red blood cells, as well as protecting white blood cells, assists in carbohydrate metabolism and breaking down oxidized fats. It is famous detoxifying agent.. So try to use the foods that gives glutathione as natural way.


lisao said...

I looked up the cost for juice plus. It ain't cheap. If you are careful you can get good prices on produce and juice for what this stuff costs or less not including the cost of the juicer. Another tip: use cucumber and celery as the base juice. They produce a lot of juice. If you make a little effort bargain shopping you can juice a quart a day for around two dollars. My favorite is called green lemonade: cucumber, celery, romaine or other green lettuce, apple, lemon. I've tried juice plus before and it did not produce the improvements in energy and sleep and all around health that juicing did.