The body is in a constant state of death, destruction, repair and renewal. Every second of every minute of every day, cells are usually dividing and “conquering”; cleaning up the body; getting rid of foreign invaders, and even getting rid of themselves once they are no longer of any healthful use. For instance, gastrointestinal cells die and renew every 3-6 days; red blood cells, approximately every 12 weeks; and skin cells vary per person, but are also in constant flux. In other words, at every second of the day, millions of your cells are brand new and this means that every second is a second chance to be a whole new you!
As the old saying goes, you are what you eat! Cells are made of the fats, protein, carbohydrates, micronutrients, minerals and antioxidants we feed or do not feed them. Every cell requires an intricate selection of various nutrients in order to continue with vital functions and whole non-processed foods, grains, fruits, and vegetables are the fuels by which the whole system works. The most powerful renewal fuels are antioxidants. Antioxidants, or free radical scavengers, scavenge and minimize the impact of various harmful substances that degrade and stress our cells and bodies. Potent antioxidants, such as those found in berries, therefore boost the bodies renewal capabilities! Take advantage of every second chance you get and feed your cells with rich antioxidants for a whole new vibrant you!
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