Eating Clean for Cellular Health
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Many people think about eating healthy because they have gained a number of pounds and want to get back in shape. Few people consider the possibility that their bad eating habits could in the long-term lead to increased levels of inflammation, which leads to cell death. If you want true longevity, and to keep the diseases that are brought about by aging at bay, you need to start thinking about foods which promote cellular health. Here are a few tips which you will find useful.
You need to make sure that your diet contains a good variety of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, and cauliflower. These are known to contain high levels of a chemical which is known as Brassinin, which promotes the growth of cells. The vegetables also contain DIM, which counters the effects of bad estrogen in the body and keeps you immune from the effects of pollution.
Leafy greens and tomatoes
This is another category of vegetables that are excellent for cell growth. Tomatoes contain a compound known as lycopene, an antioxidant which supports health. When the tomatoes are cooked, the lycopene in them is more available for the body than when they are eaten raw. Cooking them in olive oil is a great way to harvest all these important minerals.
Other vegetables that are excellent for cell health include purple potatoes because they contain a substance known as anthocyanin, which is the ideal antioxidant. The FDA recommends darker potatoes because they contain more antioxidants than the white varieties.
This is the other food class that is an excellent source of antioxidants. Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and cherries are all fruit which contains anthocyanin, which is a powerful antioxidant. The best fruits to buy are organic because they do not contain any pesticides.
Other foods that will be perfect for the promotion of your cellular health include supplements. These are great when the diet does not contain all the necessary nutrients needed to keep your cells healthy. The main benefit that comes with eating for cellular health is that it boosts your metabolism by removing toxins from the body and optimizing hormonal function. Therefore, in addition to reduction of the aging process, you get back to a healthy weight, healthy skin and all your body organs work excellently. To reap the full benefits, you have to consider the change a complete lifestyle overhaul because it will not be effective if you start, then stop along the way.