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YOU and Healthy Cells for Healthy Aging

The following information is from Livestrong.com – and I have gained

a lot of good health information from this website.

 

Your cells depend on adequate intakes of several nutrients to stay

healthy.  These nutrients come from a variety of foods in each

food group, and the best way to be sue you are getting the daily

recommendations for each is to eat a well-balanced diet.  You

may also want to include a supplement if you are having trouble

getting enough.

 

Protein

plays a large role in cell growth and repairs damaged cells as

well.  Most Americans get enough protein every day, but a

deficiency could result in health problems having to do with your

skin, hair, nails, blood, organs, and muscles.

 

Make sure you know how much protein your body needs a day.

 

Iron

Is a nutrient that builds healthy red blood cells, and a deficiency

could result in feelings of weakness or fatigue, otherwise know as

anemia.  Foods rich in iron include beans, beef, chicken, shrimp,

peas, dried fruit, etc.

 

Make sure you take enough iron each day.

 

 

Vitamin B-12

Supports the formation of new red blood cells and is only found in

animal foods.  Adults need 2.4 mcg. Of this B vitamin a day

 

Make sure you are getting enough B-12 every day

 

Antioxidants

Are present in many foods, and they fight the free radical damage

that occurs through exposure to environmental toxins and a poor

diet, both of which damage cells and increase the risk of health

problems that include cancer and heart disease.

 

I have written a Blog on the soil and depletion of nutrients in the

soil now, so it is me believe, and I do daily, is take a quality,

prescription grade vitamins and supplements which I get at an only

local pharmacy or from quality producers.  I would never, ever buy

anything at a corner drug store or a grocery store that they called

vitamins or supplements.

 

The website:  eatright.org has some good information on how to

keep YOUR cells happy and aging healthy.  It says:

 

Our bodies are battlegrounds against infection and diseases.

Normal body functions, such as breathing or physical activity, and

other lifestyle habits produce substances called free radicals that

attack healthy cells.  When these healthy cells are weakened,

they are more susceptible to cardiovascular disease and certain

types of cancers.  Antioxidants such as vitamins C and E and

carotenoids, which include beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein –

help protect healthy cells from damage caused by free radicals.

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