Hi there, I'm Stella Metsovas. And today, we're discussing what foods help the red blood cells and muscles carry oxygen. Our red blood cells, cytoplasm, remember cytoplasm is the intracellular fluid of the cell. It's actually rich in hemoglobin that binds oxygen and gives our blood that beautiful red color. Keeping your cells oxygen rich is key to real health because when cells are actually deprived of this critical nutrient, oxygen. You might be predisposing yourself to disease. And one way to keep your red blood cells as healthy as possible, is to incorporate an oxygen enriching diet. So, the foods best to help the red blood cells and muscle carry oxygen are those rich in water and dense nutrients. A high concentration of fruits, green vegetables and sprouted seeds and nuts are at the top of my list. Because these foods are composed of water and that includes oxygen of course, because water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen. Green vegetables contain chlorophyll which is very similar to our blood. When you consume green vegetables, the chlorophyll allows blood to transport oxygen to cells. Foods that rich in chlorophyll include broccoli, kale, romaine lettuce, spirulina, chlorella and blue-green algae. Foods rich in iron like wild game, and beans, B-12, fish, eggs and cheese. And copper, chocolate, nuts and seeds can boost oxygen by delivering oxygen to the muscles once the food is broken down metabolically. You want to stay far away from foods that are oxygen depleting and you might take a wild guess at what those are. Yes, they include processed meats, fats, sugars, fast foods and so on. You get it, the typical Westernizer, what I like to call the modern diet.