You’ve probably heard of stem cells when it comes to beauty treatments and expensive facials. But what are stem cells exactly, and do you actually need them? Once you find out what stem cells are and how they can help you, you’ll want to activate your own stem cells. And we’ve got you covered with five yummy foods to do just that.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are a special type of cell. That’s because they can become different types of cells throughout the body – depending on what the body needs. Therefore, stem cells are like your body’s understudies. When certain cells need to be repaired or replenished, these stem cells step in and fit the role.
So, whether your body needs more muscle cells, blood cells or even brain cells, stem cells can assume these roles.
Stem cells and beauty
Last month, Sandra Bullock appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she shared her eccentric facial. Bullock calls it the “penis facial” because it involves discarded foreskins from Korean newborns.
The more technical term for this treatment is the EGF facial, or epidermal growth factors facial. By extracting the epidermal growth factors from foreskins and applying them to the skin via micro needling, this treatment is said to rejuvenate facial skin, while also improving texture and color.
However, it’s safe to say most women will not have access to these treatments, and may not want them, too. But there are easy ways to activate your body’s stem cells naturally.
5 foods to activate stem cells
Studies show that the following five foods can help activate the stem cells within your own body, allowing these special cells to work their magic throughout the rest of your body:
- Green tea
- Goji berries