Your Body Is AMAZING!
Your Body Is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G
Seriously, it is! It blows my mind every time I take a deep dive into how our body works. This week I was reading up on Nutritional Science and recapping how the body works at a cellular level and WOW, it reminded me again how much we can impact our body with good nutrition and exercise (so much so I came straight home and mixed up my greens lol)
I have always loved learning about how the body works, it's what lead me to study a Bachelor of Physical Education at Otago University many years ago. Learning all the physiology, anatomy and the behind the scenes science stuff was right up my alley.
Now, you don't need to know the nitty gritty of it all BUT I do believe if you can understand how things work then you can better understand why you do things.
So, let's have a look at what nutrition does for our cells...
In terms of nutrition, our cells have two basic roles:
* to get nutrition from the food we eat, and
* to use these nutrients to build the raw materials and fuel to keep us alive
The process of how the body actually does this is pretty darn impressive. But the big takeaway from all of this is…. when we eat well, our cells function well.
Healthy cells means healthy metabolism and a happy body.
On the flip side, if we aren't eating as well as we can and getting good nutrition consistently, it will lead to unhealthy, unhappy cells and an unhealthy metabolism, low energy, hormone imbalances and so on.
We need proper nutrition for our cells to work properly.
Our body breaks down the macronutrients (proteins, carbs and fats) and the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) into smaller compounds so of cells can use them. If the cells don’t have the building blocks, they can’t do their job effectively! The food we eat can fundamentally change how our body works.
Now I’m definitely not saying your diet needs to be perfect BUT I do believe that bringing some awareness and understanding of how important nutrition is at a cellular level and what impact it has on us might just make you stop and think;
“How can I make this meal better? Even just 10% better…”
“What can I add to increase the nutrient density or nutritional value?”
“How can I add more veges to my daily meals?”
“Can I swap X for Y to make my cells happy? "
What can you do today to make your daily nutrition just 10% better?