Metabolism and your weight and health

MetabolismGraphicThe fact is,  the overweight population keeps growing. In number and weight.

Yes, despite the countless prescriptions and weight loss programs we are beseiged with, the pounds keep accumulating on populations that are hooked on the Standard American Diet.

Have you ever wondered why the bellies, hips and waistlines continue to spread and the flesh of even thinner people looks flabby and unhealthy–almost to the point that we appear to be a different species than our leaner and firmer ancestors?

Perhaps it’s because we don’t understand how modern life is affecting  metabolism and weight and health.

Toxicity, for example, seeps into our bodies from sources ranging from car and home upholstery to Mountain Dew. Chlorine, fluorine, bromine are all toxins contained in pesticides, medications, cosmetics, soft drinks, fire retardants, bakery goods and many other commercial products. These toxins harm metabolism by competing for the same body receptors that capture iodine. Iodine deficiency is widespread and can cause thyroid and other health problems.

A poor diet is disasterous for our metabolism. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, probiotics are all necessary for efficiently functioning metabolism and overall good health. The nutrient-empty Standard American Diet does not provide these essentials. We need the phytonutrients in thousands of compounds contained in plants and herbs that actively support numerous metabolic processes.

Consider that all the macro and microminerals are critical for every tissue structure in your body, including bones, skin and hair. Appropriate mineral intake in whole (preferably organic) foods and supplements are building blocks for the electrolytes that are necessary for all cellular metabolic functions and elimination of toxins.

Probiotics such as lactobacilli contribute the friendly flora (bacteria) that live in the intestines, assisting with digestion and inhibiting unfriendly bacteria. These friendly flora help digest proteins and neutralize toxins in the bloodstream. When proteins are not fully digested, toxins collect in the colon and bloodstream, compromising metabolism.

Enzymes are involved in all metabolic processes, by working as catalysts to break down foods into nutrients that can be assimilated properly in the body and converted to energy.

If you are reading this, you are already interested in health issues. We are only providing a few specifics that we hope will motivate you to learn much more through your own research.

Source: http://preventdisease.com

 

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