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  • Breakfast and Exercise

    6 posts, 6 voices, 2258 views, started Jun 22, 2010

    Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by Trudy S

    • How to Burn Toxins Out of Your Body as You Eat Breakfast  

      Normally light and darkness do not coexist together. If you shine a light in a dark room it is not dark anymore.  

      Similarly health and less-than-optimal health don't share the same space for very long. You likely understand that your body is designed to be healthy. If you provide it with the raw materials it needs such as healthy foods, exercise, pure water and sleep and avoid toxic influences, it will move away from less-than-optimal health and towards health.

      One of the ways your body achieves this is by using antioxidants to limit free radical damage that would undermine your health.  

      Free radicals are reactive particles that bounce around your cells, damaging everything they touch. They become active (or reactive) due to stress, poor diets, toxins in your environment, and even as a result of the process of metabolism. They accelerate aging.

      Fortunately your body has a number of antioxidants that help to sweep up free radicals and neutralize them so they can't rob you of your good health.  

      You have an antioxidant network comprised of vitamins, minerals, and special chemicals called thiols (glutathione and alpha-lipoic acid).  

      But the thiol glutathione seems to have a unique role. It seems to have claimed lead status, and keeps all the other antioxidants in line and performing at peak level.*
      Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants in your body. It is present in every one of your cells. It's different from other antioxidants in that it is actually inside your cells. It can maximize the activity of all the other antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid, and the fresh veggies and fruits you eat every day.

      So the main function of glutathione is to protect your cells and mitochondria from oxidative and peroxidative damage.* As might be expected, the aging process reduces your body's ability to produce glutathione.*  

      Since glutathione is so incredibly capable at thwarting those free radicals, you'd think there'd be a big rush to make it into a supplement. And you'd be right.  

      But glutathione doesn't appear to be as effective in supplement form as it is in real food.  

      Most oral glutathione supplements have been shown to be poorly absorbed and a waste of your hard-earned money. And ironically, glutathione supplements may actually interfere with your body's own ability to produce glutathione naturally over time.  

      Yes, certain foods do promote glutathione production...  

      One important thing to remember though...  

      Keeping your glutathione levels up is a matter of increasing factors that boost your glutathione and decreasing factors that lower it. Chemicals, toxins, and sugar will deplete your glutathione very quickly.

      What foods increase it?  

      Certain foods, such as raw milk products, raw eggs, and meat contain high concentrations of the precursor amino acids that your body uses to make glutathione. The highest levels of these precursor amino acids actually occur in fresh, uncooked meats and raw milk, but is almost entirely absent in pasteurized dairy products.

      Fresh fruits and vegetables  provide excellent glutathione, but once cooked, values become negligible. Spinach, potatoes, asparagus, avocado, squash, okra, cauliflower, broccoli, walnuts, garlic, and tomatoes are the highest plant sources of these important amino acid precursors.  

      The herb milk thistle is an excellent source of the antioxidant compound silymarin, which may help prevent glutathione depletion in your liver. Glutathione is crucial in the liver for detoxification and can become depleted by alcohol consumption and general toxic overload.*  

      Curcumin  may also be useful for increasing glutathione levels.  

      Top Pick of Glutathione-Enhancing Foods  

      But the overall top food for maximizing your glutathione is high quality whey protein. It must be cold pressed whey protein derived from grass fed cows, and free of hormones, chemicals, and sugar.  

      Quality whey provides all the key amino acids for glutathione production (cysteine, glycine and glutamate) and contains a unique cysteine residue (glutamylcysteine) that is highly bioactive in its affinity for converting to glutathione.  

      Glutamylcysteine is a bonded cysteine molecule (cysteine plus glutamate) that naturally occurs in Bovine Serum Albumin – a fragile immune component of whey. This unique cysteine is exclusive to whey and rarely appears in other protein foods – which makes whey protein the best glutathione-promoting food source.*  

      Furthermore, whey provides critical co-factors, immunoglobulins, lactoferrin and alpha Lactalbumin (also a great source of cysteine), which together help create the right metabolic environment for high glutathione activity.*

      Why Supplement Your Diet with an All-Natural Whey Protein Powder?  

      Particularly as you age, your body gradually loses its ability to produce critical amino acids—the essential proteins you need for energy production, immune actions and protein buildup in the muscle.

      Therefore, the need to supplement with these amino acids increases as you get older and increases even more in times of high physical stress, like after a workout, or when recovering from injury or illness.

      That's where whey protein comes in...  

      Whey protein contains all the essential amino acids*.  Plus it boasts the highest protein quality rating among all proteins. Thus, it is a complete protein.  

      Whey protein is a by-product of the cheese manufacturing process. At one time it was discarded or used for animal feed, but researchers later realized whey protein has incredible benefits for humans.  

      High-quality whey protein can have dramatic effects.  

      Benefits include:  

      Supports your immune health*

      Boosts your energy*

      Supports your joint and muscle health*

      Supports your beneficial gut bacteria*

      Promotes your muscle strength, endurance and recovery*

      Protects all your tissues' cells via its antioxidant properties*

      Provides critical amino acids and proteins for overall optimal health*

      Supports your body's optimal metabolic rate and fat burning level*  

      You can quickly see why whey protein is so beneficial for anyone living an active lifestyle.

      Personally, I enjoy drinking shakes from whey protein powder—there’s no better way to greet the day or finish a workout than with a tasty cold protein shake.  

      But, finding a protein powder that contains the right proteins, in the most effective blend, with the most nutritionally beneficial outcomes, AND actually tastes good can be a real challenge...  

      NOT ANYMORE!  

      For the last three years, I have a shake everymorning and have not had the flu or a cold.  I haven’t even had to take allergy meds this year!!  Isagenix all-natural whey protein is the perfect supplement for your healthy diet!

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      Trudy S., M.A.O.L.
      A Balanced Life and Business Coach
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