Cellular health is the foundation as well as the index of your wellness. Improved cellular health is the situation in which your cells are functioning well and are free from damage.
Cells are the fundamental units of your body from which all your tissues and organs are made. Your body is composed of trillions of cells. Collectively, the cells provide structure for your body, take in nutrients from food, convert those nutrients into energy, and carry out specific functions. Apart from producing energy, the cells keep your DNA safe from damage.
Typically, an individual cell is made of several components that include:
Cellular health plays an important role in your well-being. Unhealthy cells cannot operate efficiently and may compromise the functioning of your tissues and organs. This can lead to the decline of your physical functioning and a host of health conditions and diseases. Damage to your energy-producing machinery can result in decreased energy production and an increase in the generation of free radicals. This condition may even cause more damage and destroy your cells’ ability to function entirely.
Your DNA, if damaged, can develop mutations which can render the cells unable to function, or even become malignant (cancerous). Therefore, cellular health plays an important role in disease prevention and the proper functioning of your tissues and organs.
New cells are continuously created by your body to replace the old cells that become worn-out or damaged. Raw materials for the creation of these new cells are derived from the nutrients you get in your food. In addition, the nutrients protect your cells from damage and support your body’s energy-production machinery. In this way, nutrition plays an important role in sustaining and improving your cellular health.
Improving cellular health involves providing the cells with key nutrients as well as other dietary components. Your cells need a full spectrum of nutrients for energy-production and to keep the level of free radicals to a minimum.
Major nutrients and dietary components required for improved cellular health include, but are not limited to:
Source: Whole grains, beans, and fortified cereals
Source: Whole grains, citrus foods, vegetables, fruits, and green tea
Source: Nuts, organic eggs, legumes and fish
Improving cellular health depends on factors such as:
You are your cells. Improved cellular health means improved overall health and wellbeing.