The food that you eat is one of the most powerful things you can do to improve and optimize your health, but you might not realize how powerful food really is. Food is information. It’s pure information. It’s a combination of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and compounds that either work to boost our health or prevent disease, or they work against our health and create inflammation that promotes disease.
Food is information. It’s pure information. It’s a combination of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and compounds that either work to boost our health or prevent disease, or they work against our health and create inflammation that promotes disease. The way that we eat is incredibly powerful. The food that we eat, and the way that we eat create our hormones, our neurotransmitters, our DNA. So our food becomes our life. It’s as simple as that. Here are some of the most important nutrients your body needs:
Magnesium plays many crucial roles in our bodies. It acts as the main component of chlorophyll in plants and algae, which converts light into energy. As we age, magnesium tends to decrease, which can contribute to insomnia. Magnesium is also needed to build strong bones, and it’s used for proper nerve and muscle function and regulating heart rhythm. Magnesium also plays a role in energy creation, which is vital in weight loss.
Potassium is an essential mineral that plays an important role in the body. This mineral plays a major role in heart function, muscle contraction, nerve transmission, blood glucose control, and more. Potassium also has a role in blood pressure regulation.
Potassium deficiency is rare, but severe deficiency can lead to muscle weakness, bone disease, and kidney stones.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids have many crucial functions in your body. For example, they are essential for proper cardiovascular protection. They also help with blood clotting, and may help lower elevated blood cholesterol levels. Omega-3 fatty acids seem to reduce your risk of heart disease. They also help reduce inflammation (a condition in which the immune system attacks healthy tissue).
Omega-3 fatty acids seem to benefit your brain. They seem to promote thinking, possibly by helping control inflammation (see above). They may also play a role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Omega-3 fatty acids may also help with allergies. For example, some research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acid supplements can help control allergic airway inflammation.