You are what you eat!

You are what you eat!

Written By: Deb Published In: ROOT Created Date: 2016-03-12 Hits: 845

Well, you heard it right - You are what you eat. We've all heard it, but most of us probably don't quite believe it. It might seem hard to believe, but it’s true. Our bodies are made from the nutrients that are delivered from the food we eat without resembling those foods.

The nutritional content of what we eat determines the composition of our body. Right from the composition of our cell membranes, bone marrow, blood, and hormones to the fuel for the brain- the food determines it all. The average adult loses around 300 billion cells to

old age every day and must replace them. These billions of cells are replaced by the body using the foods we consume as the building blocks.

 

That's why what we put in the body is of great importance — and why "healthy food" should be an urgent priority. In short, our bodies are only as healthy as the food we feed them. There’s

 

power in healthy eating. It not only nourishes the body but also contributes to mental well-being. It is usually said that our brain is the most important organ in the body, and it requires a very specific type of nutrition from our diet. It shouldn’t be surprising then that the food we eat affects how the brain performs and it performs well with a constant supply of glucose. The brain receives the fuel it needs by eating a healthy breakfast in the morning. A salad or a fruit bowl chock full of

antioxidants, including beta-carotene and vitamins C, also helps in keeping our brain in perfect condition by helping to reduce the damage caused by free radicals. As we age, the body’s capacity  to protect itself from daily threats like free radicals and oxidation decreases.

 

Thus, a healthy diet is required throughout the life-cycle.

 

But what are healthy foods anyway? Healthy foods are minimally processed and are as natural as possible.  They are whole and free of preservatives, artificial colorings, flavorings, sweeteners, and hormones. Healthy foods enhance productivity, help in weight management, promote healthy ageing and simply keep you happy. So to sum up, eating healthy is part of the simple formula that can help in reducing our risk of any major chronic disease by 80% and reach into our innermost selves to improve the health of our very genes. So, keep calm and eat healthy!

 

Here is a list of food that can make or break your mood! Check it out!