Sulfur is part of the immune system and aids the liver in detoxifying chemicals and toxins from the body. This helps protect us from illness, including chronic disease and cancer.
Sulfur is also necessary for repairing the body and promoting the health of hair, skin, nails, and joints. It’s known as nature’s “beauty mineral.”
Sulfur is found in insulin, the hormone that regulates carbohydrate metabolism.
Sulfur is a component of bile, which is made by the liver to help digest fats.
Sulfur-rich foods include onions, garlic, egg yolks, legumes, and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, mustard greens, horseradish, radish, daikon, kale, turnips, rutabaga, arugula, bok choy, collard greens, watercress, wasabi, and mustard seeds).
Boost your immune system with a serving or two of sulfur-rich foods in your daily diet.
Note: If you have a weak thyroid, it may be beneficial for you to lightly steam cruciferous vegetables. Cooking reduces compounds that may interfere with iodine uptake, a nutrient needed to make thyroid hormone. Overcooking can reduce sulfur compounds.
Nature’s Sunshine sells an MSM (MethylSulfonylMethane) supplement that is a form of organic sulfur commonly used to help strengthen connective tissues and reduce inflammation, including that in the lungs, muscles, and joints. Find it at www.learningtobehealthy.mynsp.com.
Keep learning to be healthy!
Lisa Hernandez, Certified Nutritionist, CNHP
1 Corinthians 10:31–“Whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for God’s glory!”
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This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. It does not take the place of any medical care that you may need. Consult your health care provider about making dietary and lifestyle changes that are right for you.