If this is backed up by some regular exercise then you have the possibility of having a good metabolism and a highly active immune system.
Basically, the stronger your immune system the healthier you are and, as a consequence, the more protected you are from environmental factors that lead to infection and sickness. If you eat foods that are rich in the nutrients your body needs it is able to keep you strong at a cellular level.
You are giving the body the tools it needs to keep your immune system strong. A strong immune system supports individuals having fewer colds and viruses and they are better equipped to fight off illnesses at all levels, be that colds or chronic diseases.
Our problem as a community is that an average modern diet of coffee, fast food, snacks and sugars, does not give us enough of the essential micronutrients, and the botanical factors, that our body needs.
When we are lacking the essential nutrition ingredients, the basic building blocks that our body needs to maintain the various systems of our body, we are at risk of our whole system of health becoming compromised.
We are not able to handle the stresses of daily life anywhere near as effectively as we should expect to, and many people have such low energy levels that they struggle with just normal activity.
They have no idea what it feels like to have dynamic health and having energy to spare for doing things above and beyond their normal daily routine.
This may be a big part in the explanation of why nerve, anxiety and digestive medications are among the highest prescribed medications in the world.
Poor overall nutrition leads to poor health and manifests in a younger person as low energy, low immune system, and difficulty handling stress.
As an individual matures, these initial indicators of poor health often move into more significant problems, and other diet related illnesses, including heart attack, cancers and stroke.
There are some situations where ignorance is bliss and many people seem to think that what they do not know will not hurt them. In this case, not knowing what is going on in your body could well Kill You!
Many of us realize there is a problem and so attempt to eat a healthy and well balanced diet but, even then, we are still disadvantaged.
The nutritional value of most foods is not what it was in our parents’ time as it has been compromised.
Techniques such as growing foods in soils that are deficient in nutrients, forcing production with fertilizers and chemical additives, and then picking the produce before it is fully ripened, is the modern way to farm.
This might make good economic sense, and give us cheaper produce, but it is extremely damaging to the nutritional value of the food.
Without the basic nutrients derived from the soil, without allowing fruits to ripen on the vines, storing produce for weeks or months or, or as is sometimes the case with apples stored for years at a time, all decrease the nutritional value of the foods we are offered.
Repeatedly, studies are showing that a diet that was once considered healthy is nowadays not giving us the minimum nutrition we need on a daily basis to keep our bodies strong.
More and more medical authorities are advocating the use of vitamin and mineral supplements. The majority of people in western countries now take some form of supplement product.
The problem is finding them in the right combination. There is a lot of anecdotal and even promotional advice being given to people that is, at best, contradictory.
This can be both confusing and costly and the frustration of trying to sort through the advertising and hype to make an informed decision is often beyond most people.
Nowadays there are nutrition products that have been developed that combine western science with vitamin and mineral technology and the old knowledge of herbal and botanical factors used in China, India and South America for thousands of years to maintain good health.
The vitamins and minerals are essential to maintaining good health while the herbs and botanical factors help cleanse and purify our bodies and support specific bodily functions.
To understand how to get nutrition in a form that our body can use easily, and deliver quickly to our cells, we need to understand our bodies are constantly replacing old cells with newer, healthier cells, at a rate of Billions of cells a day.
To replace the old cells with healthier cells there are a couple of conditions. The body needs a clean base to work on and if we are loading our systems with chemicals and pollutants then we impede the process of the body in building strong and healthy cells.
Also, when the nutritional intake is adequate, the new cells are always healthier. If the nutrition is deficient then our bodies do not have the tools to replace the old cells with optimum quality new cells and adequate nutrition is essential for this.
For healthy cell regeneration to occur most effectively, we need balanced amounts of basic food groups every day……..
Proteins; our organs deteriorate if they don’t get an adequate supply.
Carbohydrates; are the body’s preferred energy source to fuel cellular metabolism.
Fats; provide the most concentrated possible energy source within the diet.
Vitamins and Minerals; absorbed within five hours, they must be replaced daily.
Oils; preserve the structural and functional integrity of the cells.
Dietary Fibre; work our bowel and digestive system and keep it healthy.
Water; to flush away toxins and keep our systems clean and functioning at optimum levels.