Want a new body? You’re in luck. Our bodies are continually regenerating themselves. Every day, you build new cells and tissue while you sleep and rest from the food you eat. Let’s look at that a bit more closely:
1. You build new cells. It’s true. You did not come into this world as a baby with one set of cells that constitutes your body for your entire life. In fact, your cells are constantly turning over.
2. This cell-building occurs while you sleep and rest. When you are active (working, doing chores, working out, etc.), you are actually breaking down cells and tissue. It’s only while you sleep and rest that you are in the hormonal states required for tissue regeneration known as anabolic states.
3. New cells are built, literally, from the food you eat. Your body uses the protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to build your body.
In the process of thriving, we all must take care to eat well and get plenty of sleep and rest. Drinking plenty of water is key too because water is necessary for the myriad of chemical reactions that take place in our bodies. So how often do our body parts actually turnover? Here are some fun facts:
1. Your intestinal lining is new every two to three days.
2. You have an entirely new set of red blood cells every four months.
3. You have an entirely new set of nails every six to nine months.
4. The surface layer of your skin, the epidermis, is new every two to four weeks.
5. The surface cells of your lungs renew every two to three weeks. Deeper lung cells renew about every year.
6. You have an entirely new set of taste buds every 10 days.
Remember your mantra for today: NOURISHING MOVEMENT, NOURISHING FOOD, NOURISHING LIFE.