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. www.healthline.com/
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; www.hancockclarion.
Whole food sources of NAC include:
- oat bran
- sunflower seeds
- milk thistle
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.