I hope you enjoyed last month’s part 1 of my anti ageing series. Missed it? No problem. You can catch up here: HOW TO EXERCISE YOURSELF YOUNG
This week we’re looking at how you can eat yourself young! If you want to feel and look younger then eating a well-balanced diet should be part and parcel of your daily lifestyle. If you’re eating well, not only will it help you feel great but it’ll help your skin look healthier too.
As we get older it’s even more important to ensure that we increase our nutrient intake and provide our body with what it needs to help it stay healthy and glowing….
Here’s 7 food and drinks that can help you turn back the clock.
Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats which help your skin retain it’s moisture. This, in turn, can help skin cells to more readily absorb vital nutrients. Other food sources rich in good fats include nuts, olive oil, and coconut oil.
Oily fish such as salmon is an excellent source of omega three essential fatty acids which help to strengthen the skin cell walls. This, in turn, helps your skin retain more moisture and this is key to healthy skin. Oily fish is also known to help with inflammatory skin conditions and to calm them down. Other good food sources include seeds, eggs, and nuts.
Pomegranates are rich in vitamin C which helps stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen is so important as it helps plump skin and makes it look firmer and smoother. Vitamins C is also an antioxidant which helps protect your skin against the harmful effects of UV damage. Other good food sources rich in vitamin c include oranges, grapefruits, and tomatoes.
Spinach is packed with phytonutrients that help protect your skin from sun damage. It’s also rich in lutein and vitamin A which have been proven to help boost skin elasticity.
Garlic is an antioxidant that boosts your immune system and also protects your skin from sun damage. It’s also an anti-inflammatory and so will help with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Green tea is packed with polyphenols and catechins. Polyphenols are antioxidants that again help to protect your skin from the sun. Catechins also protect the skin from sun damage. Sun damage is the primary cause of wrinkles and crepey skin. Sun damage also causes hyperpigmentation, and brown skin marks all of which age the skin.
Hydration is so important. The skin is about 70% water, so we need to keep our daily water intake high to maintain healthy skin. We also need water for metabolism, nutrient absorption, elimination and circulation and all these in turn impact on our skin. Drink half your body weight in ounces of filtered water daily. Hydrate your butt off and your skin will thank you for it. You can add lemon, ginger and infused herbs to spice it up. A great supplement I recommend for hydration is LIQUID CHLOROPHYLL . Just add a teaspoon to a glass of water or your water bottle. It tastes good too.
Lastly, as a backup plan to the above, I’d highly recommend you take a high-quality daily multi-vitamin such as SUPER SUPPLEMENTAL to boost your internal health and help supplement any nutrients that you may not be getting in adequate quantities from your food.
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Love Gaynor x