How to repair your DNA naturally? This is a question I get to hear very often when discussing health issues. Our cells have mechanisms for repairing the lesions observed in our bodies. But in order to achieve this – most of the time – they need to activate their proteins.
But when our cells lack basic elements like Enzymes, Proteins, Vitamins, and Metals, these (cells) cannot carry out their mission. And we all know by now that all these elements our body receives them from the food we put it.
And we have an obligation not to deprive our bodies of those nutrients. Many times we hear that this enzyme or this protein can help our cells cope with and often cure a certain disease.
But when these elements are not there, what happens?
Let’s look now at some of these elements that help repair the DNA damage caused by various conditions and that slow down the aging of the body.
1) Vitamin B3 – Niacin
Niacin, or Vitamin B3, is a water-soluble vitamin of the B complex, which is rarely found in excessive concentration in the body, as it is not stored in the body and its surplus is excreted from the urine (as is the case with all water-soluble vitamins). For this reason it should be ingested on a daily basis.
We can obtain Vitamin B3 by consuming these foods:
- Sweet potatoes
- whole grains
2) Vitamin B9 – folic acid
Folic acid is a substance that belongs to the family of B vitamins and plays a very important role in the metabolic functions of the body. It is important to receive sufficient amounts of folic acid, both for our physical and mental health, but mainly for cellular development and regeneration.
We can obtain Vitamin B9 from these foods
- Brussels sprouts
- Orange juice
- Whole grains
- Wheat germ
- Egg yolk
3) Vitamin B12 – Cobalamin
We can get Vitamin B12 from these foods
- Dairy products
- Red meat
- Wheat flour
- Green vegetables
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4) Vitamin E
Vitamin E may not be as “famous” as Vitamin C for example, but that does not mean it is less important. When we talk about this vitamin, we are essentially talking about the family of fat-soluble vitamins, which rely on dietary fats to transport and decarbonize and also act as antioxidants, destroying free radicals, which damage cells.
Vitamin E is a very powerful antioxidant and prevents oxidative stress, which has a harmful effect on cells. Due to the fact that it works together with other nutrients, such as selenium, vitamin B3, Vitamin C, and glutathione, it prevents the large reaction of oxygen molecules, thus preventing the destruction of the cells around them, hence aging, as well as a large number of health problems, such as heart disease and cancer.
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We can obtain Vitamin E from these foods
- Olive oil
- sunflower oil
- wheat germ oil
- sesame oil
- soybean oil
- Sunflower seeds
- green vegetables
- whole grains
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5) Vitamin D
Vitamin D, a steroid hormone that affects almost every cell in your body, is one of the most powerful natural fights against cancer. Receptors that respond to Vitamin D have been found in almost every type of human cell, from the bones to your brain.
We can obtain Vitamin D – apart from the sun – from these foods
6) Vitamin A – Carotenoids
Vitamin A is the first vitamin discovered (1913) – hence its name. Other names of vitamin A are retinol and axerophthol. It is found in many foods of animal and plant origin. Usually rich in vitamin A are vegetables with dark green or yellow-orange color.
About 20% of the vitamin in green and 30-35 % in yellow vegetables is destroyed by cooking. Compared to other vitamins it is considered durable. Vitamin A is found in foods in the form of carotenoids (provitamins). When we consume foods with carotenoids our body transforms it into (active) vitamin A.
We can get Vitamin A by consuming these foods
- ripe red fruits and vegetables
- green vegetables
- tomato raw and cooked
- red peppers
- sweet potato
- radishes cooked
All the above vitamins play an important and crucial role in maintaining the stability and integrity of our DNA. By adding the above-mentioned foods in your diet, you will be able to repair naturally your DNA. You can always take these vitamins via supplementation.
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