As the premiere glutathione and vitamin drip clinic in Milpitas, CA we see patients daily who are looking for healthier and lighter skin. One of the most common questions we get from our patients getting glutathione injections is what else they can do to help their treatment. While glutathione is naturally produced in the body there are other ways to receive it, like getting glutathione injections and eating certain foods to boost your glutathione levels. Here are 5 foods you can eat to boost your glutathione levels in between your glutathione infusions.
As far as glutathione levels go, asparagus has the highest levels found in any other food! There are other benefits than high glutathione levels in asparagus too. Asparagus is good source of folate, vitamins A, C, E, and K, chromium, and asparagus contains a high amounts of fiber. To get the most out of the beneficial nutrients in asparagus it is best to eat it raw like most vegetables, however you enjoy asparagus should be fine.
This wondrous fruit has loads of healthy fats and antioxidants including glutathione. Making it an essential part of anyone’s diet, especially someone undergoing glutathione injections. While most fruits are made up of carbohydrates, avocados are composed of healthy fats like monounsaturated oleic acids, a heart healthy fatty acid. There are also loads of vitamins to be found in avocados, including vitamin K, B5, B6, C, E, Potassium, and Folate.
Spinach is a great food to incorporate throughout your day. It’s perfect for juices or omelettes in the morning, in a wrap or salad in the afternoon, and as a side for dinner. Including glutathione, spinach is abundant in flavonoids, which act as an antioxidant, keeping cholesterol from oxidizing and protecting your body from free radicals, especially in the colon. Spinach is also high in iron, essential for blood. Other nutrients that can be found in spinach include niacin, zinc, protein, fiber, vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K, folate, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese.
Unless you live in the Southern United States, okra is a somewhat uncommon vegetable, due to its acquired taste and interesting texture. Okra provides quite the antioxidant punch, it contains a high level of vitamins and minerals like, vitamins B1/ thiamine, B2/ riboflavin, and B6, folic acid, zinc, and fiber. Okra is most commonly used in creole dishes like gumbo, or is fried in a cornmeal batter. One unique trait of okra is the viscous membrane like substance that occurs when it is cooked. This can be somewhat overcome by cooking okra in salted water.
Although relatively low in glutathione when compared to the foods above, broccoli is still one of the most nutritionally packed vegetables you can eat. Other than glutathione, broccoli contains vitamin C, K, B6, and A, dietary fiber, folate, potassium, selenium, manganese, tryptophan, and phosphorus. To get the full nutritional benefit of broccoli it should be eaten raw, or quickly steamed to reduce the shedding of nutrients.
While these foods are high in glutathione, other antioxidants, and nutrients, eating glutathione rich foods isn’t the best way to absorb their nutrients. If you want to significantly increase your glutathione levels it is best to intravenously receive glutathione to receive the full benefit. If you are looking to for a way to brighten your skin with glutathione or simply want to increase your levels of the most powerful antioxidant known, contact INFUZE MD and schedule your appointment today!