What Are Anti-Rust Nutrients? Why Do Our Joints Need Them?

Asparagus

asparagus has glutathione
asparagus has glutathione

Avocado

avocado also has glutatione
avocado also has glutatione

The Benefits of Anti-Rust Nutrients

The oxidation that takes place in our body is another way of describing the "rusting" that takes place in our body. This is due to our toxic environment, waste build-up, and the foods we regularly eat.The body needs specific nutrients to address the damage done by this rusting.

What is meant by the term 'rusting' as it relates to our bodies?

Our bodies are affected by an oxidation process that can cause painful joints and stiffness. It's as if we have rusted inside and this is why our joints make creaky noises and it is often difficult and painful to move.

How and why does this oxidation take place?

The natural aging process is one reason that causes this "rust"' to take place in our body. But we are becoming affected earlier and earlier because our day to day living contributes to this rusting process; we regularly eat and inhale carcinogens, and waste builds up from uric acid because of a diet high in protein.

How can this be prevented?

Quite simply by adding the best antioxidants to the diet. According to Dr. Maoshing Ni in his book filled with secrets of longevity, antioxidants are the "antirust" foods that should be added to the diet. Of all the antirust foods available, those with glutathione are the best. Dr. Ni describes glutathione as the "master antioxidant."

Why are these antioxidants important?

Antioxidants are the nutrients that neutralize and remove the free radicals causing this rusting, or oxidative damage.

Which foods contain glutathione?

Glutathione is a naturally occurring compound found in asparagus, walnuts, fish and avocado. (See links below for information about the many benefits of asparagus and avocado). When I lived in S. Korea, every supermarket was filled with large bags of walnuts. Now I know why.

What is glutathione?

Glutathione is made up of three important amino acids: glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine.

Why is glutathione beneficial?

Glutathione helps regulate the immune cells of the body. Additionally, it protects against cancer, aids in DNA repair, helps detoxify the body, and is beneficial in inhibiting the activation of dormant HIV.

What happens if we have a deficiency of glutathione?

A deficiency can cause premature aging as well as low sperm count, diabetes, liver disease and heart disease.

As always, garden fresh or organic is best.

For more information see links below for the many benefits of asparagus and avocado.

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for doing all these researches and shaing it.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're very welcome Hello, hello. And living in S. Korea I have learned to pick up walnuts and keep them on hand. I even shell them sometimes because it makes me feel like I am doing more, like foraging a bit for my food.

Thanks for commenting!


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TheListLady 6 years ago from New York City

I'm happy to say I also have walnuts on hand and noticed them piled up when I go in to the Korean supermarkets. Hmmm. I'm going to have some right now.

What an interesting hub! I'm enjoying following you as I am learning so much and sharing so much.

Thank you. Rated up and more!


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

I enjoy walnuts, pecans & almonds, - they're all healthy nuts. And I love avocados! I also like asparagus, though I wasn't aware it had so many values! Where I am it's only tender and good locally in early spring.

I'm very much in favor of eating healthy foods and I'm happy to say I really like them best too!

Thanks for a good article about these that are especially beneficial for detoxifying!


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

I knew there was a reason why I eat an avocado everyday! lol I've never heard of anti-rust nutrients but it makes sense that your joints would be affected. Great information here!! Rated up for sure! Thanks!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you thelistlady - I am a big fan of walnuts and keep them on hand. And I've noticed that too about the Korean markets - filled with walnuts.

You're welcome Nellieanna. I'm glad you found the article interesting. Isn't it great to know that all the healthy foods we need are already there in nature - we just have to return to them. And detoxifying - yes, the asparagus is a known detoxifier! And both asparagus and avocado are aphrodisiacs - oh Yay!

So great theherbivorhippi - to eat an avocado everyday. I bet you have nice skin and hair - it does make a different. Right now I am growing my avocado pit - has been years since I did that. Yay for avocados!

Thanks for the comments!


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you BK ,for a very awesome hub,thank you for this valuable information. God bless you. creativeone59


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Very good advice and help! I'd better get a source for the glutathione. Thank you BK.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Fascinating and very informative. I eat a lot of asparagus so that is good for me then! I love avocados but I can only eat a bit of them. Does anti-rust mean if I eat more, my bones and joints will quit aching, etc? I need something and am going to start researching that soon....thanks for the great article!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

Very informative, you learn something new every day. It's a good thing I love avocados and walnuts.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're very welcome creativeone59. I'm so glad you found the information valuable!

Mickey Dee you may like to just pop a few walnuts. I was told by a friend that her mother who was born in Korea will pop a few walnuts in her mouth everyday - just like we would pop a few vitamins.

You know akirchner, I don't often have asparagus and rarely do I have avocado - just when I'm in the mood - but walnuts I keep on hand - especially since my experience in Korea - but I didn't know then about the glutatione benefits - I just figured I'd do what the super healthy people of Korea were doing. Maybe a few walnuts would help. And sad to say - a recent report showed that American fruits and vegetables have far less nutrients than in the past because of farming methods.

I read also KoffeeKlath Gals that coffee is beneficial - but here again the ground stuff we buy in a can or jar in the supermarket is considered inferior. I suppose I recommend the walnuts most because they are nuts and meant to be eaten year round.

Thanks for the comments!


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Jen's Solitude 6 years ago from Delaware

Thanks BK for another informative article. Walnuts taste better than asparagus to me, so guess I shall also try to remember to eat them more often. :)


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

I've read a little about this, but you explained it so well! I feel pretty "rusty" most days, so I try to eat lots of asparagus and other antioxidants.

Rated up!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks so much Jen's solitude. I am a big fan of walnuts over asparagus too. And I just crack open one or two each day (when I remember) - and I instantly feel...happy. Maybe they are aphrodisiacs like the avocado and asparagus. Hammm.

The other day habee, my left knee felt a little 'rusty' - but I cracked open a couple walnuts and I seem to be fine today. Hmmm. I suspect there is something to all this healthy living stuff. Big big thanks for the rating.

Thanks so much for the comments!


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Asparagus in a wok with cheese and but, salt and Wala, a great dish, thank you for this hub avocados are one of my faves also. Great hub, thumbs up and keep writing....


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

I have already begun to experience "rusting" of my knees so I am going to include more of these anti-rusting foods in my diet. You always provide us with the most unique and beneficial information BkCreative.


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

I like all of these foods...just need to eat them more often I guess for the health benefits. Thanks for this informative hub.


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lmmartin 6 years ago from Alberta and Florida

Rusty -- that's my problem! Explains it all. I will take steps to ensure internal lubrication and fight the rust. Thanks. Lynda


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Now Darlena Sabella, I have to run out tomorrow and get some asparagus - done in a wok and with some sea salt and what not - this is so good. I'm so impressionable when it comes to food. Thanks for the reminder and thanks for a thumbs up!

It seems to be (sigh!) so common Veronica Allen - this 'rusting' of the knees. A few days ago I woke up with my left knee really aching. I know I can't live like this. I figured I'd walk it off. But I just happened to crack open a couple walnuts because they were there on the table with a nutcracker and I was watching bad TV - and well, the pain is gone - so maybe it worked right away. And last week I ate an avocado over about 3 days (even decided to grow the pit which I haven't done in ages). My knee is fine!

Great Peggy W - this can serve as a reminder to eat more of these foods. Even if we have to do the avocado in a guacamole. And it's summer so asparagus is still around. Yes - a little each day. And we'll all be fine!

For sure lmmartin - it seems more than ever we are being affected by this 'rusting' thing. Well, I don't need it. I just celebrated my 61st b'day on the 27th and I don't want to have my golden years - then platinum years plagued by 'rust' - so by dang it - I shall eat what I need to.

Thanks for all the brilliant comments!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

BK, Thanks for explaining Glutathione in such a simple way and it is so easy to get the right nutrients to correct the situation.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks Pamela99. I have this great book by Dr. Ni who talks totally about healthy eating and living as we reach age...well age 100. Sure why not!

Thanks for commenting!


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

I remember the days when growing up in Wisconsin, we had all the wild asparagus that we could pick each Spring. Loved it EXCEPT for the poison ivy that one of my brothers and I usually caught. Didn't stop us from picking bags and bags of it!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Peggy W, I wonder if all this wild asparagus is still growing out there. Isn't it lovely to know that nature provided so much - it was all there. I remember going to my grandmother's farm in NC and my mother would go out early mornings and pick wild blueberries - I can still taste them. They just grew. Sigh!

Thanks for coming back again!


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lelanew55 6 years ago

Great hub on anti aging nutrition. I like the way it is written to the point, well organized and very clear. Thank you for your work.


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HealthyHanna 6 years ago from Utah

I've never heard it called "rusting" before. It is a good term for what goes on in the body. Thanks for the info.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're very welcome lelanew55. Thanks for your kind comment. I'm so happy to find so much information about the value of food - it is the best healer.

This is new to me too HealthyHanna - and I love Dr. Maoshing Ni - who writes books on healthy living through foods and lifestyle. He's super and the word seems to be apt for joints that get stiff and creaky.

Thanks for the comments!


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California

Okay, I do love walnuts, and I like asparagus, but avocados I just can't make myself like them. However after reading this hub, I'm going to make a stab at eating them at least once in awhile. This is a very good hub as usual, especially because I can identify with the rusty joints, to a degree.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I remember fastfreta that avocados were growing on trees near where you lived - how lucky!

Seems they are an acquired taste. I think I eat them just because I know they are so healthy (and now I'm letting the pit grow). Sounds like you will do well with the walnuts and asparagus.

And alas! - rusty joints are very common! Sigh! But I'm sure I'm feeling a difference after eating the avocado last week and noshing on a walnut here and there.

So glad you wrote!


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dawnM 6 years ago from Camarillo, CA

wow interesting hub, I will make sure not to rust inside. Great information!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks so much for the comment dawnM! I'm glad you found it interesting. Seems it is happening too often - those achy creaky joints!


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ratnaveera 6 years ago from Cumbum

Dear BKCreative, Thanks a lot for this Great and Informative Hub on anti-oxidants. I have understood that they are so powerful to prevent ageing and many other diseases. Thanks again for adding here a great information on glutatthione, the master of anti-oxidant and the combination of three important aminoacids. This hub would be very useful for those who want to learn about natural health products. Vote Up!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're very welcome ratnaveera. I am so happy to find that people are taking control of their health which is really not hard to do - it just takes being informed once again. Being totally responsible for our own health - in every way. It's a lovely, empowering feeling.

Thank you for commenting! And for the rating!


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

I try and eat as many antioxidants as I can - nuts and berries everyday - I do feel myself getting rusty :(


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I live for the day, billyaustindillon, when we will be healthy once again. Glad to hear you are eating the right things - I'm doing it too and I am sure it makes a difference. (had some blueberries in my salad for lunch)

Thanks for commenting!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I never know about this before. But it like interesting subject. Thanks for share with us. I appreciate your work. Thumbs up for you. Always vote Up.

prasetio


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you prasetio30. Your comments are always appreciated. I'm glad you liked the article and thanks for the thumbs up and the vote up. Yay!


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fucsia 6 years ago

thank you for sharing these useful information!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're very welcom fucsia. Thanks for writing!


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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

BkCreative - I've been unable to find any avocados that are reasonably priced or editable. But after reading this hub I will buy some tomorrow and let them ripen at home. I eat walnuts daily as a snack replacing sweets. Bookmarking and sharing this valuable info . . . got to keep the old chassis from rusting. Peace to you my friend!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello pmccray! Seems lately the local avocados have gone up a bit in price here in NYC too. You inspired me to take another look and then if I find them I let them ripen quickly in a brown paper bag.

And it's a good idea to eat walnuts - because I have this craving for sweets so I will try the walnuts - thanks for the tip.

Good to hear from you!


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TheListLady 6 years ago from New York City

What an interesting concept and it makes sense. My knees are getting a bit rusty. I will heed your advice. Thanks so much and rated up! Yay!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're very welcome thelistlady. I think we are all beginning to feel a bit of rusting. Good thing we can do something about it. Yay! And thanks for the up rating.


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

I like the way you refer to it as rusting. Makes me feel like the Tin Man


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

And I am feeling kind of tin mannish today, ethel smith. Thanks for making me laugh!


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sweetie1 6 years ago from India

Hi thanks for nice hub and now i know why my family doctor has prescribed anti oxidents to both my dad and mom.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I'm glad to hear that your doctor prescribed antioxidants rather than a toxic drug. Bravo!

Thanks for sharing that information. Healthy food is the answer to good health!


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shai77 6 years ago

Thanks for the info .

You have great Hubs ,and very healthy :-)


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome shai77. And thanks so much for complimenting and commenting!


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Great hub, I sent it to my husband, I have been trying to convince him to join me in a healthier life and it has always been fruitless but now he is not feeling 30 anymore he is jumping right in there! Thank you for great information. Polly


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

So glad you liked the hub Polly! And glad your husband is finally listening to a very wise woman - you!

Thanks for the compliment!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hi Carolyn, I ate a lot of avocado, love guacamole but asparagus, little bit only, Thanks again for the information, I am always glad that you share a lot of healthy stuff, You will be the "super nana", Your future grandson is so blessed, Maita


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

How lovely of you to remember Maita. Yes, we grandparents have an obligation - as part of the village to bring great things to our grandchildren. They will never forget.

Thanks so much for commenting!


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mulberry1 6 years ago

Sounds like good advice. I love avocados but I had better eat plenty of those with walnuts and fish, because I really don't like asparagus.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

My knees did feel a bit squeaky mulberry1. I think the food is making a difference. Sounds like you are all set with the avocado, walnuts and fish! Enjoy!


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PaperNotes 6 years ago

If I am not mistaken, Glutathione is referred to as the master antioxidant. What i like about it in addition to the nutrients is its skin whitening property.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

For sure PaperNotes - I keep reading that it is the master antioxidant. The best thing for helping us age ever so gracefully.

Thanks for writing!

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