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Foods Rich in Sulfur

For those of us with impaired sulfoxidation, knowing what's high in sulfur is critical.

  • Garlic, onions, and all of the allium family
  • Grains
    • methionine: corn, sunflower seeds, oats, chocolate, cashews, walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds (in that order).
    • cysteine: oats, corn (corn grits are higher than chicken, see Sulfur in Human Nutrition and Applications in Medicine, by Stephen Parcell, ND. Published by Thorne Research. [PDF].)
    • MSM: corn
  • Legumes, including carob and jicama (alfalfa: MSM)
  • Red meats
  • eggs
    • of chicken
    • [of duck maybe less so?]
  • Nuts & seeds
  • Broccoli and all cole-family (brassica) vegetables. This includes cabbages, pak choi, mustard, and watercress.
  • Asparagus
  • Coconut
  • Avocado (high in glutathione, which breaks down during digestion, yielding cysteine)
  • Watermelon (also high in glutathione)
  • Swiss Chard
  • Parsley
  • Sweet potatoes and "yams" (American yams, Genus Ipomoea, not Dioscorea, which the rest of the world calls "yams") - a sulfur compound in this tuber chelates heavy metals. [Need documentation on this.]
  • Bananas
  • Tomatoes (MSM)
  • Tea & coffee: MSM
  • Dairy products (Cows' milk: MSM. other milks?)
  • Whey proteins (high in cysteine & methionine)
  • Amino acids: cysteine, methionine
  • Thiamin / Thiamine / Vitamin B1 / aneurine
  • Biotin, Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H

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