• Lisa Tuccio

Food Choices That Feed Your Cells


Cells are the building blocks of our body along with every living thing on this planet. As human beings, it is not only important to take care of our bodies and minds but the very things that make those up; our cells. Along with being physically and mentally active, eating the right food is most important when it comes to the health of our cells.


Eating improperly can make you unstable, anxious, angry, fearful and depressed. Also consuming a lot of harmful things like food additives and refined sugars can cause great physical problems like heart disease, diabetes, hyperactivity and respiratory problems.


Most processed foods today are not nutritionally the greatest as they are full of additives, sugar, salt and unhealthy fats. Eating food closest at its natural state or properly prepared yourself is the best way to maintain a healthy body. Foods rich in the following three nutrients will help strengthen every cell in your body along with making you feel great mentally and physically. Italicized words are nutrients that are also healthy for our cells.


Healthy Fats


Historically fat has gotten a bad-rep, but it is actually extremely important to one’s diet. Fats are important because they are a major fuel source, they give your cells structure and they help you absorb certain nutrients like vitamins and antioxidants.


Avocados are extremely rich in healthy fats (along with potassium and fiber) that helps with maintaining healthy skin and lower the risk of heart disease. Much like avocados, whole eggs are another food rich in fats and other nutrients such as lecithin that moisturizes skin and hydrates your cells. Fatty Fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines and herring are loaded with healthy fats including Omega-3. Studies have shown that these fats lower the risk of heart disease, depression, dementia and a lot of other common diseases.


Protein


Protein is important to every cell in your body. It’s used to build and repair cells, tissue and it’s a building block of your hair, nails, bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood. Along with being rich in calcium, healthy fats, vitamins, phosphorus and selenium, Cheese is incredibly nutritious and rich in protein. Nuts such as almonds, pecans, pistachios and walnuts are a great plant-based source of protein and are also high in healthy fats, magnesium and fiber. Studies have shown that people who eat nuts are at lower risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. Nuts are anti-inflammatories which means they help protect your skin from conditions such as acne.


Antioxidants (Vitamins)


Mostly coming from fruits and vegetables, antioxidants are important because they challenge free radicals in our body that can cause illness and chronic disease. Our body naturally produces antioxidants but it’s important to eat foods rich in them because they help our body neutralize and remove free radicals from our bloodstream. Along with strengthening our immune system, antioxidants can also prevent us from having heart, eye, memory and mood problems. Antioxidants also help fight the signs of aging, aiding our cells. Fruits and Vegetables are rich in antioxidants especially Blueberries and Pomegranates. Blueberries are great for anti-aging and Pomegranates helps prevent sun damage along with improving blood flow and oxygen to your skin.

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