t's talk about the immune system! Do you know what the most powerful antioxidant is in the human body? And do you know why this antioxidant is so important to optimal health and fighting off infection and disease?
Well, Antioxidants are substances that can protect your cells against free radicals, which may play a role in heart disease, cancer, viruses and other diseases.
The answer to my question is "Glutathione"!!!! This antioxidant is naturally found in human cells, that's right we produce this little powerhouse. And guess what? Glutathione neutralizes "free radicals." If you haven't guessed by now, free radicals are the "bad" guys and they can cause damage to cell protein and DNA!
Low levels of Glutathione go hand-in-hand with poor nutrition, environmental toxins, stress and "AGE" Unfortunately, the older that we get the less glutathione our body produces. And this is one of the main reason our elderly become ill more quickly and sometimes do not survive.
The US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health states: Infection by RNA viruses induce oxidative stress in the host. And that "glutathione" blocks viral infections in human airway epithelial cells. Glutathione "inhibits" expression of viral matrix protein and inhibits virally induced caspase activation. So depletion of "glutathione" in the epithelium of the oral, nasal and upper airway may, therefore, enhance susceptibility to viral infections.
Okay, so what does all that mean? Low levels of Glutathione in the body will allow viruses to set up housekeeping in our cells. Therefore, making us their host and destroying our healthy body.
So the long and short of this is . . . Glutathione neutralizes these free radicals, boosts the immune system and detoxifies the body. That's how the body is supposed to work.
Okay so now let's talk about how to rebuild our defense system of glutathione. Above I said that low levels can be caused by aging. Well, we can't change that. Another was stress. Again, that's a hard one to control especially with what's happening in the world today. Environmental toxins . . . I guess that's why we're in the mess we are today. So that leaves "poor nutrition"!!!!! Alrighty now . . . that's one we have control over and we can do something about. So let's be "Empowered" with knowledge!
Here's a list of High Glutathione foods you should eat daily to help build your immune system:
So my challenge for you is to eat healthy and rebuild your immune system so we can win this war with the Coronavirus.