The Importance of Eating Healthy Food to Maintain Healthy Cell Production

Our cells and DNA are made from carbohydrates, lipids (fat), proteins and water.

Cells are created when the brain sends information to a location in the body with the specific instructions required to create new cells. This happens when new cell production is required due to an injury and also as part of normal function of the body, for example in replacing skin cells.

Cells are then created by mitosis. A cell will replicate it self before splitting into 2 identical cells.  Two identical cells are needed to hold duplicate contents of the original cell.

In order for cell replication to occur, the body needs lipids (fats), carbohydrates, protein and water. Where does the body get this from? It comes directly from the food we eat and the water we drink.  Thats right, we actually are what we eat.  The food we consume becomes the cells in our bodies.

So, which would you prefer? Would you like for your cells to be made from fresh organic produce that contains no chemicals, hormones or added colours and flavours? Or would you like your body to be made from processed foods full of added flavours, preservatives and other toxic chemicals??

To help your body feel and work at its best, try to include as many vitamin-rich fresh foods as you possibly can into your regular diet.

Cooper GM. The Cell: A Molecular Approach. 2nd edition. Sunderland (MA): Sinauer Associates; 2000. The Molecular Composition of Cells. Available from:

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