OUR DIET CAN TALK TO OUR GENES.

 

Good diet can override our genetic tendencies.   Every pigment in fruit and vegetables enters the nucleus of your cell and interacts with your genes, which is why it matters what you eat.

By an understanding of epigenetics we can realign our genetic traits allowing ourselves a change or a new start.

You are not inevitably programmed for whatever runs in your family.

Care and attention to foods is important.

Your cells get important phytochemicals from your food. Phytochemicalsstimulate enzymes, affect hormones, have an antioxidant effect, and protects DNA,  in that they can stop unwantedcells multiplying. 

Some phytochemicals bind physically to cell walls thereby preventing the adhesion of pathogens to human cell walls. 

The phytochemical allicin from garlic has anti-bacterial properties. In fact it is the best plant antimicrobial known to man.

Phytochemicals with antioxidant activity areallyl sulfides (onions, leeks, garlic), carotenoids (fruits, carrots), flavonoids (fruits, vegetables), polyphenols (tea, grapes).

Eat “Rainbow” foods and also herbs and spices such as turmeric, rosemary, ginger, green tea,  etc.

The food we eat can talk to our genes.