If you’re someone who frequents the Wellbeing Nutrition website, you’d know all about our latest launch – Skin Fuel. India’s first drinkable skincare, Skin Fuel is a US Dermatologist Formulated Skin Nourisher that comes in a ‘tab’, which once dissolved in water, turns into a delicious Blueberry Mint flavoured drink that helps give your skin a natural glow from the inside.
Made using a Clinically Approved 4-in-1 Formula, its ingredients include Japanese Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, L–Glutathione, and Vitamins and other Antioxidants.
But what is Glutathione?
It is nothing but a powerful antioxidant that’s made up of three amino acids — cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine.
As we age, our body’s ability to produce complex compounds like glutathione can slow down and become weaker.
The solution – to consume more foods that are rich in Glutathione. And if you’re confused about L Glutathione uses, or where to begin, follow this list to learn more!
Sulfur can be found in several amino acids, two of which — methionine and cysteine — are necessary for the production of glutathione.
These foods include poultry, grains like rice, bread, pasta and vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, watercress and mustard greens.
Foods with Vitamin C
Our favourite water soluble vitamin does a fantastic job of protecting cells from oxidative damage, but studies have also shown a link between increased intake of vitamin C and increased glutathione levels, since they attack the damaging free radicals first, which allows glutathione to not get wasted in the process.
So, what delicious foods can you eat to get more Vit C?
Citrus fruits like oranges, kiwis, cauliflower, strawberries, papayas, and potatoes should all do the trick!
Selenium, what’s that?
Well, nothing but a cofactor of glutathione peroxidase, which is a fancy way of saying that it’s an enzyme that’s essential for glutathione activity.
The best foods for the same include the delicious cottage cheese, beans, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, brown rice and Brazilian nuts.
Herbs and Spices
Commonly found and easy to use, herbs are the easiest way to add a dose of L-Glutathione food to your diet.
Milk Thistle, for example, is a great source. Known for its antioxidant properties, it contains three active compounds, collectively known as silymarin, which are beneficial for your body.
Then there’s always Turmeric! It’s a common Indian spice used in everyday life, and thankfully for us, studies have shown that turmeric and curcumin extracts help increase glutathione levels in your body.
Probably a surprising addition, but if you work out or use Whey Protein as a supplement, we highly recommend you continue doing the same. It contains cysteine, an important amino acid vital for glutathione synthesis.
And if you really want a natural dose of Glutathione, do order Skin Fuel today!
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