Epigenetics: the importance of food in aging

Epigenetics: the importance of food in aging

Diet and environmental factors control up to 98% of the way we age. Discover the most important nutrients to put on the table and the healthy habits that enhance them.

Our environment has changed dramatically since the industrial revolution. Especially due to the increase in processed and frozen foods, without bioactive nutrients, which contribute to good health maintenance.

We accumulate many influences that are not tolerated by the body and that we must expel through the natural processes of elimination. However, these processes were not designed to handle the amount and variety of products created that we are now exposed to, which requires extra support in the way we consume food.

Toxic metals, radiation and chemicals can affect our bodies in dramatic ways. The integumentary system is not immune to the impact of these influences and environmental changes.


While the real harmful effect is on our overall health, the external impact on our physical appearance can also be greatly modified by these aggressors. We need to identify and eliminate (detoxify) the body of these influences, adopting a detoxification plan at least twice a year, in order to find cellular peace.

Any state below the “ideal” will eventually lead to the loss of some functions and this is reflected in the reduction of daily vital energy, lack of sleep, low immunity, reduced concentration, irritability, generalized pain, slow recovery, susceptibility to injuries and much more. most. If we stay in this state for a long time, we will suffer from chronic problems.

Health and beauty start at the table, but for that to happen it is important to have an extremely high quality oral health, in order to help the gastrointestinal system and ensure good chewing, digestion and assimilation of all nutrients and metabolic processes that will contribute in the quality of life of each one of us.

When we have difficulty digesting the food we consume, the body ends up using energy from another source to complete digestion and release essential nutrients. This leads us to a compensation process that ends up limiting the ability to complete the function of a specific cycle. Therefore, it is important to eat foods that contain nutrients that support the general condition of the body and contribute to the maintenance of external beauty.

What are the most important nutrients?

Alpha Linoleic Acid ALA 3: stimulates hair growth, reduces skin inflammation.

Arachidonic Acid AA 6: prevents hair loss and dry, flaky skin.

Eicosapentaenoic Acid EPA 3: stimulates hair growth and accelerates wound healing.

Oleic Acid 9: dry or dull skin, helps hair growth and eliminates scalp flaking.

Vitamin A: Strengthens skin cells and prevents hair loss.

Vitamin B1 and B2: nourishes hair follicle cells.

Vitamin B5: gives flexibility, strength, shine to the hair and reduces hair loss.

Vitamin B6: helps to prevent dry scalp.

Vitamin B9: stimulates hair growth, reduces aging.

B12 vitamin: reduces hair loss.

Vitamin C: protects hair follicles, strengthens collagen for the skin,

hair and nails.

Vitamin E: promotes hair growth, strengthens skin cells and


Vitamins K1 and K2: improves skin elasticity and stimulates the growth of


biotin: essential in preventing hair loss and strengthening nails.

inositol: Stimulates hair and nail growth.

Calcium: stimulates hair growth, nail and skin strength.

Iodine: Reduces skin dryness, brittle nails and hair splitting.

Iron: helps in skin elasticity and hair growth.

Magnesium: supports hair growth through follicle stimulation.

Selenium: helps keep hair, skin and nails healthy.

Zinc: stimulates hair growth; prevents hair loss.

arginine: repairs skin damage caused by UV’s, promotes hair growth and thickness.

Cysteine: affects nail growth and strength, increases skin elasticity.

lysine: together with Zinc, it promotes the production of collagen for the hair, skin and nails.

methionine: improves skin tone and elasticity, promotes hair and nail health.

taurine: increases the production of keratin that strengthens hair and nails.

Alpha lipoic acid: affects skin wrinkles, fine lines and hair growth.

Co-Enzyme Q10: improves circulation, supports hair and nail growth and aids in collagen production.

Adopt healthy habits

Get enough sleep, sleep deprivation and stress overload increase cortisol, the prolonged elevation of which suppresses immune function.

Hydration is essential, water helps to transport oxygen to the cells, facilitating the correct functioning of the systems in the removal of toxins from the body and contributes to weight loss.

Drink less alcohol, excessive consumption damages the immune system and increases vulnerability to lung infections and weight gain.

Avoid smoking, this habit lowers the basic immune defenses and increases the risk of bronchitis and pneumonia, in addition to contributing to having middle ear infections.

Eat lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. These provide the necessary nutrients for your immune system and contribute to a good supply of antioxidants.

Antioxidants are substances that protect cells from damage caused by free radicals and are found in large amounts in foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains and in smaller amounts in meat, poultry and fish.

Consider consuming symbiotically acting foods such as vegetables and fermented green tea. There is scientific evidence that these reduce respiratory infections.

Expose yourself to sunlight for at least 45 minutes a day, as it triggers the production of vitamin D. Low levels of this vitamin can increase the risk of respiratory infections and cause early osteoporosis.

Walk at least 40 minutes a day at a brisk pace. There is a proven beneficial relationship between daily walking and your circulatory and respiratory function.

Two to three times a year, look for an epigenetic nutrition professional, a dermatologist and a dental and oral health specialist, taking care of yourself is taking care of the environment around you.

And rest 10 minutes a day after lunch, this moment is crucial to be on a date with you and in that simple way to regain mental sanity and vital balance.

By taking good care of our health, we are creating direct effects on our appearance, improving self-confidence and a sense of well-being.

We cannot change our genes, but we can, through new behaviors, modify their expression and evolve into an attitude where being healthy means being at peace with our cells, our body and the environment.

When we think and act in this way, it becomes easy to combine inner beauty with the outer well-being that emanates from a body in perfect harmony with life and nature.

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