Consider this chain of events:
- In order to survive, we depend on the healthy, strong cells that make up our entire bodies.
- The function of each of these cells is based on the energy they receive to do their work.
- The energy the cells receive is based on the food we eat each day.
- The food we eat eventually works its way down to the cellular level and it directly affects cellular function.
Beauty From The Inside means following "nature knows best" logic, We are what we eat.When we feed our body over-processed food that lack important nutrients we cannot expect it to perform at its optimal capacity. On the other hand, by giving our body the nutrition it needs to function, we are giving ourselves the opportunity to live the lives we were meant to.
Ultimately, what and how much we eat affects the way we feel and the way we look; it can slow down or accelerate the aging process and impact our energy levels.Tons of scientific research supports the idea that optimal nutrition is obtained by eating more raw or unprocessed foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, raw nuts and seeds that best feeds our body because these foods are high in anti-oxidants (Read: anti-cell rusting agents)
Here's what I mean...Our cells in action produce free radicals, a normal byproduct of cell metabolism= normal aging. Trouble is, an excess of free radicals are destructive to cells and leads to disease and premature aging.
Enter the power of antioxidants.Anti-oxidants are nutrients, which bind with the free radicals and do not allow them to become destructive. (1,2) Nutrition from the inside out means we should include sufficient vitamins and minerals in our diets, which most processed foods do not provide. To name a few:
- Vitamin C- promotes collagen formation and reduces wrinkles. (3)
- Beta-carotene helps repair body tissues and protect against sun damage. Found in green plants, sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, apricots and green peppers. (4)
- Multi-vitamins give our body an additional boost.
- Vitamin E. helps to protect cell membranes and guard against ultraviolet radiation damage. (5)
- Selenium can help safeguard the skin from sun damage and improve quality and elasticity. (6)
- Omega-3 fatty acids are important and cardiovascular health and can be found in flax seed, salmon, walnuts and sardines. (7)