How is your glutamine levels? A great healer for our bodies!
What is glutamine? A great healing protein for your gut!
Glutamine is one of the most abundant amino acids in the body, our muscles contain the most. Viral and bacterial infections, stress, trauma of any kind, auto immunity, long term illness, fasting, strict dieting, and liver disorders, can cause a deficiency in Glutamine, which in turn depletes our immune cells.
It can be very useful in:
- inflammation states, auto immune diseases, connective tissue states, and ongoing skin infections or rashes.
- digestive or intestinal diseases, peptic ulcers, Crohn’s, or colitis.
- detoxification, a power component of glutathione, a strong antioxidant, which therefore benefits our liver.
- intestinal health – promotes healing which fuels the lining of the gut.
- immune function – promotes energy to different immune cells,
Glutamine is most import for healing inside the body, it also helps regulates our serotonin levels from our gut microbiome receptors which is our happy hormone.
Foods high in protein, like fish, meat, eggs, beans, parsley, and cabbage are good sources.
Bone broth is great, and contains glutamine, protein, zinc and collagen which is the amino acid that is extracted from the goodness of the bones, which forms the potent basis of the bone broth, that will bring healing to the gut, and also boost our immunity.
Here is an easy bone broth recipe you can swap you chicken bone for beef, make sure you use the right cut, good ones are soup beef bones or brisket, chicken wings and chicken necks they are also cheap. With the right types of bones is important due to their collagen content and specific proteins for glutamine production.
2 kgs of chicken necks/wings/legs (these are best for collagen)
2 large carrots chopped
2 large onions chopped
3 sticks of celery with leaves on
5 cloves of garlic leave the skin on gently crush it
3 fresh bay leaves
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
1 tsp Himalayan and a generous amount of black grounded pepper
Add a generous amount of parsley, thyme, and oregano or any other herb you desire.
14 cups of water. (you can add more water over the cooking time as needed.)
Leave it simmering for 24 hour to 48 hours. You may turn it off at night and begin again the next day.
Remove solids, and skim fat off top. (I tend to leave the vegetables in it and herbs.)
All done store it in fridge up to 5 days or freeze.