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Healthy Habits; NAC

Healthy Habits: NAC

NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) is a semi-essential amino acid that breaks down into cysteine and is then metabolized into glutathione, an important antioxidant to help your immune system work at its best.

Here are some of the other possible health benefits of NAC: promotes tissue-building & repair, detoxes, antimicrobial, supports fertility, balances hormone levels, promotes healthy skin, helps regulate blood sugar, and supports optimal brain, liver, kidney & respiratory health.

Since NAC & GABA work together, consuming foods that are rich in both daily will deliver the most benefit (See last week’s blog on GABA;

Whole food sources of NAC include:

  • oat bran
  • oats
  • sunflower seeds
  • yogurt
  • kefir
  • eggs
  • spinach
  • okra
  • walnuts
  • asparagus
  • watermelon
  • broccoli
  • avocados
  • strawberries
  • cheese
  • lentils
  • chicken
  • turkey
  • duck
  • beef
  • bison
  • tuna
  • turmeric
  • garlic
  • milk thistle
  • coli

Do your research and/or check with your health care practitioner before adding anything new to your diet. Choose organically grown produce and clean meats & dairy, because then you will receive the greatest amount of nutrition, and be making a more earth-friendly & humane choice.

Be Well and God Bless You.

Jennifer Wimmer

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