Ageless ageing is not only about Lotions, Creams, Masks and Botox!
Ageless aging is about much more than that, to start with a belief and understanding
that food is medicine and the best medicine is healthy GST free food.
If you are paying GST that means the food is:-
1. Fast Food (Take away food)
2. Package Food & Canned Food
3. Processed food.
The best food is fresh and raw!
The best foods that you can consume for your skin are those,
referred to as Antioxidants which create healthy skin cells. As the
cellular damage caused by free radicals is believed to be responsible for initiating premature aging of the skin.
As your skin is your biggest organ and fast at replacing and rejuvenating skin cells once the regrowth of cells slows down aging is
faster. In other words eat the right foods and you can slow down the
Antioxidants such as Beta-Carotene found in dark leafy vegetables and in yellow and orange coloured fruits and vegetable.
These create Vitamin A in the body as the body requires it.
Vitamin A has been found to be excellent for the skin.
Other Antioxidants such as “Bioflavonoids” or
Vitamin P provides the orange and yellow colour in citrus fruits which prevents capillary fragility and easy bruising which is again very aging to the skin. “Capsaicin” gives chilli peppers their bite which is known to be beneficial effects on blood fats and reduces bad cholesterol. “Carotenoids” are naturally occurring in fruits and vegetables an antioxidant which gives some fruits and vegetables their red colour. “Catechins” are found in green tea and berries helps fight against viral infection and berries are known to be a super food very affective in reversing the aging of skin and especially Blue Berries are known as a brain food as well. “Coumarins” are natures own blood thinners found in many fruits and vegetables including parsley, cereal grains and citrus fruits. “Cruciferous Indoles” found in Cabbage, Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts induces protective enzymes that deactivate estrogen. “Ellagic” Acid found in cherries, grapes and strawberries prevents healthy cells from changing.
It goes without saying that living a active life adds to a healthy long life. Having a great attitude also helps, “Old can wait” and you don’t have go to the gym everyday but a good brisk walk everyday for more than 30 minutes for all your life not just for a year or 2 is the best way to get the most out of your life.
There are some specific anti aging exercises you can do:
1. Rotate wrists
2. Move head up and down slowly
3. Move head from one side to the other slowly.
4. Boxing in the air “Shadow Box”.
Also read my blog on reasons to exercise.
Below is what I would recommend to remove from your life and diet, as well as what to add in order to reverse the aging process.
1. Stop smoking (We know how aging smoking is to the skin). If I have one regret of my life is that I smoked for far too long, so I do understand the addiction. But if I can give it up so can you!
2. Reduce alcohol intake to safe levels, binge drinking is known to be far more adverse to your health and mental health than drinking a couple of alcoholic drinks on a regular basis.
3. Sugar (watch out for hidden sugars, like in fruit juice especially apple juice) Soft drinks (most soft drinks drunk in high doses induces rapid weight gain). Instead of adding sugar to your cereal and tea etc. use Honey instead. Honey is very good for you.
4. Processed carbohydrates such as white bread which, once consumed, will clog up veins like glue! Avoid cakes and biscuits which are high in sugars have little nutritional value.
5. Avoid deep fried foods .
Remove the above from your diet and watch the kilos fall off and change your skin from grey, saggy and wrinkly to bright, plump and smooth in a matter of months!
Put a glow on that lovely face of yours!
Foods to add to your diet to aid in healthy skin
in alphabetical order are:-
Almonds, Alfalfa, Artichoke, Avocado, Avocado Oil, Beetroot, Berries, Black Beans, Brown Rice, Broccoli, Coconut Oil, Dark Grapes, Eggs (boiled free range) Garlic, Green Tea, Flax Seeds, Herbs, Honey, Kale, Kidney Beans, Leeks, Lemons,Lentils, Legumes, Milk, Mint, Oats, Olive Oil, Oysters, Oily Fish, Pumpkin Seeds, Salmon, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Tomatoes, Tuna Fish, Water, Water Cress.
So basically what I am saying add a bit of colour to you dinner plate not only will your skin be grateful but so will your body. Drink water frequently during the day and carry water with you all the time to rehydrate your body. You will feel an increase of energy, you will feel happier and much more motivated to be present in your life.
Remember age is just a number, it is how you age that is a state of mind. Do yourself a favour take 3 months out of your life and do something for yourself, your family will love you for it!
Let me leave you with this thought
“Every time you eat or drink you are either feeding disease or fighting it”