Human energy by and large comes from the air we breathe and from the water we drink and much less from the food we eat than we think.
Only a small amount comes from the food we ingest - unless we happen to eat mainly whole foods with a high water (oxygen) content such as raw fruits and vegetables and the majority of us simply don’t do that!
For me, the simple thought that ought to be uppermost in our quest to provide our physical and psychological selves with the right ingredients for general health, wellbeing and vital energy, is to consider everything in our lives that provides us with oxygen.
We can live a few days without water and a few weeks without food, but only a few minutes without oxygen.
Every single one of our bodily functions are regulated by oxygen. It has to be replaced on a moment-to-moment basis because 90% of our energy depends on it. The ability to think, feel, move, eat, sleep and talk, all depend on energy generated from oxygen with our brains needing oxygen every second just to process information.
And yet - when was the last time you thought about the amount of oxygen you are taking in each day and whether you are getting enough?
Here are a few things you ought to think about on the oxygen front....
Aerobic exercise is defined as any exercise that increases the level of oxygen in the body. Whether it be breathing, walking, jogging, cycling, dancing, or swimming, this type of exercise conditions the heart and lungs to work more efficiently. Deep conscious breathing slowly, gently and in a relaxed way oxygenates and relaxes the body. Deep coordinated inhalation brings oxygen to the tissues, while deep exhalation moves wastes from the body. This type of conscious breathing also calms the mind by raising the levels of serotonin in the blood.
Lao Tzu the ancient Chinese sage once observed “Meditation is vital energy”.
He was referring to how energetic one feels after meditation with slow, deep breathing, which he felt was vital for a healthy life with a positive outlook.
An oxygen rich diet is one with a high concentration of raw fruits and vegetables and sprouted seeds and nuts that have a high water content, which is mostly oxygen by weight. They are also excellent sources of both alkalizing minerals, which help your cells stay at a healthy Ph, and anti-oxidants, which protect your cells from free-radical damage.
Switching to an oxygen-rich diet often brings immediate energy and a more vibrant look to the face and skin.
Foods rich in chlorophyll such as dark green leafy foods like spinach, broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, spirulina, chlorella and seaweeds are all good and are even better if you can juice them.
Cooking reduces the oxygen and enzymes in food. An oxygen-depleting diet would consist of high cooked foods, red meat, sugar, saturated fats, white bread, processed and frozen foods, and fizzy drinks.
Massage increases circulation to the area being massaged which carries more oxygen to the individual cells of the body. Massage enhances all essential body processes by opening the passageways of liquid and energy movement within the body.
So there you have it.
Aerobic exercise, slow conscious breathing, high water content foods and liquids creates more oxygen in the blood and massage helps to increase circulation, thereby carrying more oxygen to all parts of the body.
What is enough?
Normal blood oxygen levels in humans are considered 95-100 percent. If the level is below 90 percent, it is considered low resulting in hypoxemia - so you should keep a check on it.
Be that as it may - the primary method of measuring your oxygen content in your blood is based on your energy levels. In the absence of illness or medication, if you don’t have enough energy - you don’t have enough oxygen.
Oxygen is the only element capable of combining with almost every other element to form the essential components necessary to build and maintain our bodies.
Oxygen + nitrogen + carbon + hydrogen = proteins.
Oxygen + carbon + hydrogen = carbohydrates.
Oxygen + hydrogen = water.
The combination of oxygen in the air, water, proteins and carbohydrates creates the energy we need for life.
By the way, a diet needn't necessaarily revolve around food only, it can also be defined as a series of regular - preferably daily - activities in which one participates, of which food is just one component.
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Its simple enough.
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