Did you know that the cells of our bodies are constantly regenerating themselves, so some of our body parts are completely new within as little as 2-3 days?!

Here is the age of some of our body parts:

  • Intestines: 2-3 days
  • Taste Buds: 10 days
  • Lungs: 2-3 weeks
  • Skin: 2-4 weeks
  • Red Blood Cells: 4 months
  • Liver: 5 months
  • Nails: 6-10 months
  • Hair: 3-6 years
  • Bones: 10 years
  • Heart: 20 years

What’s more, everything we consume needs to get digested by our bodies. It breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces until it literally gets distributed and assimilated in the form of nutrients, proteins or toxins as food for our cells. You see, even though our body is designed to remove toxins from the body, not all toxins were made equal, and fat-soluble toxins (such as heavy metals, pesticides, preservatives, food additives, pollutants, plastics and other environmental chemicals) are much more difficult for the body to tackle, especially if our systems aren’t in the best shape. Bloating, hypersensitivities, occasional headaches, joint stiffness, breast tenderness during menstruation, constipation, and extra weight around the belly are a few of the signs that yours might not be. The bottom line is, optimal digestion is the root of your overall physical, mental, and emotional health.

So consider this the next time you are opening the soft drink fridge at the convenience store, strolling through the junk food aisle of the supermarket, or turning in to the Maccas drive-through for a quick bite. Is it really worth the binge?