Post: Cellular health: 5 ways to improve the fundamental πŸ™Œ

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Cell division

Individually, our body is not a single life form. It is a community of 50 -75 trillion cells depending on body size. Each of the cells collectively forms individual tissue, tissues collectively form organs, organs collectively form systems and systems form the human body. Each cell function as an individual unit. It needs food, nutrients, water, air and undergo metabolism, absorb its necessary nutrients and releases toxins as waste. That’s how, fundamentally the cells functions, grow and carry out different bodily functions. Optimally, our body needs 116 essential nutrients to function normally, maintain a proper weight, energy and health, that is the overall wellbeing.

Human blood cells

As we age, the cells slowly get tired, slows down metabolism. They are unable to absorb the nutrients and vitamins that we get from food and supplements. The toxins from food, air and water get deposited in the cells. Slowly, the cellular function gets damaged leading to diseases state, fasten ageing and poor health.
So, several factors are affecting at the cellular level. The poor quality of food, processed food, food contaminated with pesticides, low quality of vitamins and supplements.
Other factors like environmental pollutions, high level of stress daily, lifestyle factors like smoking, alcohol, all of them affect greatly at the cellular level, the core of the body.

Therefore, to become healthier and stay healthy, we need to take care of the body at the cellular level. Experts say that NAD+, a coenzyme is associated with the function of Sirtuins, the kind of protein which is responsible for ageing and longevity. NAD+ is the main factor for maintaining the cellular functions ranging from metabolism, energy production, circadian rhythm, excretion/release of toxins and DNA health. As age progresses, Sirtuins activity, NAD+ levels decline in the body.
When Sirtuin activity and NAD+ levels decline, not only we age faster, affect the life span, also result in pathogenesis of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases like diabetes.

How to increase and improve the activity of Sirtuins and NAD+ levels?

  1. Calorie restriction: This is not a diet plan. It is just that you started to reduce the intake of the number of calories slowly than your usual or habitual intake. Research shows, that when food is restricted, scarce in the body, the state has a powerful influence in the activity of Sirtuins, SIRT 1. Similarly, in the case of intermittent fasting, the same effect is observed.
  2. Intermittent fasting: This is a pattern of eating. It is having just 2 proper meals a day leaving long hours of fasting between the meals so that you get the maximum benefit out of them.

3.Physical activity: Any form of physical activity.

4.Melatonin, the sleep hormone also influences the activity of Sirtuins.

5. Food which increases polyphenols and omega 3 fatty acids.
Research shows that some particular variety of food are responsible to increase the activity of Sirtuins, SIRT1


Quercetin: Found in green vegetables, berries, tea, citrus fruits, apples, onions
Resveratrol: Pomegranate, berries, grapes, soybeans.
Food like green tea, olive oil, cocoa, omega 3 fatty acids rich fishes (salmon, tuna, sardines) avocados, all influences the activity of Sirtuins, SIRT1.

Thanks for reading. Take care.

Blessings and much love to allπŸ’

15 thoughts on “Post: Cellular health: 5 ways to improve the fundamental πŸ™Œ

  1. Great article! My grandparents followed intermittent fasting, and they lived healthy & longer. Now I know the secret behind their longevity, thanks so much for the wonderful share.

  2. Very interesting! I’ve thought about trying intermittent fasting. There are some days where I just don’t feel hungry until later in the day anyway, so I might be able to manage. Thanks for the info!

  3. Well, I’ve got to say that this is a great post with lots of very important information concerning the most valuable thing we have, our health. I love the idea of the intermittent fasting, but in Spain it is impossible. Let me give you an example of our eating habits. First, we have breakfast/lunch at around 1030 hours, then we eat, at around 1430 hours then we have our beer and snacks at 1700 hours and then dinner at 2130 hours! But, we are the healthiest country in the EU according to the stats that everyone quotes around here…we drink a lot of wine and beer and we walk a lot too, maybe around 5 to 7 km a day…thank you for a lovely post and a wonderful idea. My greetings and all the best.
    FBC

    1. Firstly, I genuinely appreciate your honesty. Yes, Spain is the healthiest country in EU. Maybe, perhaps, people lead a very active physical life which is a very good practice. When I last visited Spain, I noticed people are busy jogging both in morning and evening hours. Anyway, thanks a lot for your kindness πŸ€—

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