|Nutrition as religion
Who doesn't want to live longer and look more youthful? Apparently very few, if any. And a lot of people are discovering that the simplest way of doing that is through nutrition. "Nutrition is becoming religion to people," wrote experts from the Nutrition Information Center of The New York Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University. How so? "Everyone wants to live a longer, better and more healthy life," they add.
But wasn't it always so? Didn't our ancestors want to live longer, better and healthier lives? So what's the difference? The difference is that now we know that we can attain these goals. That is because we have begun to understand the process of aging and its causes. The process of aging seems to depend on a variety of causes. The principal are genetic factors, nutrition, living conditions, and age-related diseases or deficiencies.
How is this possible, you are likely to wonder. Our body consists of some 60 trillion cells that are quite regularly renewed, and certainly within a couple of years through genetic response. How many can these free radicals be that can damage our organism? Well, let us count these deriving from a single puff of smoke. If these tiny particles were large enough to be visible, that is 1mm or 1/25th of an inch, and if they were placed side by side, they would span the distance from the earth to the moon over 230,000 times. This is a very large number-from a single puff of smoke. So although our cells are inconceivably numerous, so are the free radicals that attack and damage them.
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