Cellular Nutrition- You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat– this is a very simple, but true, statement on the link between nutrition health, and eating healthy diet.

Our bodies consist of approximately 73 billion cells with their unique nutrients needs.  Cells are proteins and are made up of collagen fibers. In the middle of the cell is the nucleus which is your DNA – YOU. A watery substance protects the nucleus. That substance is surrounded by a cell membrane, which consists of lipids and sterols (essential fats and fatty acids). In order for our cells to function properly, we need to feed them, the membrane as well as also the nucleus which contains your DNA, which makes YOU.

Most people do not eat healthy and as a results do not get enough nutrients. The foods we eat have been depleted of vitamins, minerals and nutrients, and are often laced with toxins.  If we fail to provide proper nutrition to our cells, they become inefficient, tired, and sluggish. As a consequence, our cell membranes can become rigid and impermeable, making it difficult for nutrients to get in and wastes to go out. If your cells are unable to receive the nutrients of the foods you eat, the nutrients (the food you bought) are wasted and your cells can become “starved.” The results are that YOU are tired and lack energy; YOU are prone to colds and degenerative diseases.

The sad truth is that chronic fatigue, obesity, heart disease, cancer, and other immune deficiency diseases have become a dramatic part of many people’s lives. Reasons: Since the 1950s food processing increased the shelf life of groceries in the United States. In order to do so, the lipids and sterols of grains and vegetables have been stripped away as they go rancid easily. However, it is the lipids and sterols that our cells need to be efficient and healthy.
Most poor lifestyle habits are encouraged by what is advertised in the stores, on TV or through family decisions. We are always in a hurry. We don’t take the time to eat healthy and nutritious foods, not to mention take the time to cook. We don’t get enough sleep, not to talk about time alone to relax. Our environment and water are loaded with man-made toxins. Those toxins greatly contribute to the development of all sorts of autoimmune disorders, including heart disease and cancer. Our busy schedules and the schedules of our children are not allowing much time for a break. So what do we do?

In order to change that, YOU have to take charge of your own life and then see to reach out to your family and friends.

You can go ahead and go with the flow. Or you can stop right here and think your life over. What is really important to you? What do you really want out of life? The key to good health and vibrant YOU is in your own hands.

Change your diet to a healthy diet. Chose healthy food (including healthy snacks!), rich in natural antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Chose health!

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