You’ve probably heard the saying your body is like a car, you need to put the right fuel in to get it to run optimally. Well it’s not just about the fuel
What if we break it down a bit more? Now I just want to say, if you run your car into the ground and don’t look after it, this comparison is probably not for you 😉
So how is our body like a car?
Mitochondria – the energy powerhouses - generate most of the energy need by our cells
Diet – diet is vital as our body’s fuel. It’s not just about calories & energy, but nutrients that every cell in our body need
Gut foundation – good bacteria & awareness of foods that cause inflammation in our digestion
All 3 carry oxygen around the body to oxygenate our cells
Thyroid –controls our temperature, produce hormones, regulate your metabolism (how your body uses energy)
Adrenals –involved in our stress response, fight or flight, hormones involved in the regulation of metabolism, immune system, blood pressure
Service & Repair
Sleep – Our body starts to repair while we are asleep. This is the time when we shut down most of our other functions so the body can concentrate it’s energy on running repairs where needed.
Methylation Cycle – A series of chemical reaction in the body, it’s main purpose is to regulate:
Genetic repair & expression
Generate ATP (energy)
Heavy metal detoxification
Nervous, cardiovascular & immune activity
Helps us to function physically and mentally
Antioxidants – found in a variety of foods, protect your cells against free radicals.
Play a protective role in:
Heart disease, Cancer & many other disease’s
Detox – this assists the body to focus on cleaning out the toxins.
Our brain in a fit state
Some nutrients that support optimal brain health are:
Vitamins A, B6, C, D3, E
Like a car the most basic thing you can do to make sure it runs smoothly is put in the right fuel. Your diet is the foundation of a healthy body, keep it clean, keep it simple, keep it natural.
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Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.