Signs of aging include wrinkles on your skin, putting on weight, organs slowing down and joints deteriorating. Did you know we can slow down the aging process through our diet and lifestyle?
Due to reactions in your body that occur with every type of food you eat on a daily basis, some foods age you much faster than your real age, while other foods help to stop the aging process. Eating the wrong foods on a regular basis can have detrimental effects on your health and you can look and feel years older than your actual age. Start eating the right foods, and over time, you will start to look 5-10 years younger than your real age.
Foods to avoid include wheat, gluten and corn-based foods that also disrupt blood sugar highly (corn cereals, corn chips, corn syrup), soybean oil and other so called vegetable oils that contain excessively refined and processed fats that cause inflammation in your body, and also excess sugars from sweets, cakes, and sugary drinks.
Take more antioxidant rich foods in your diet. Choose colourful fruits and vegetables that are in season, as they will be more nutrient dense. Darker fruits such as blueberries are excellent for providing your body with high levels of anti-aging properties and they won’t spike your insulin like other fruits. Stay wrinkle free and try out some probiotic natural yoghurt and berries for breakfast. Eating good quality protein is key, to holding on to your youth. Eating oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines at least twice a week will ensure you get your essential fatty acids. Keep your body rehydrated your body, drink distilled water at least 8 glasses per day! Make your own home-made ‘Melon Moisturiser’ to hydrate your skin. With it’s high water content, melon moves through the body at a great speed, cleansing and rehydrating the system. A slice of melon is a fantastic diet food and is particularly good at combating bloating and puffiness.
Melon also contains potassium which can lower high blood pressure and bad LDL cholesterol. Cantaloupe melons are very high in vitamin C and beta-carotene, both of which are naturally anti-aging and aid cell repair and growth, as well as supporting the immune and circulatory systems.
Secret Recipe For Melon Moisturiser
1/4 fresh melon, peeled and deseeded
Piece of muslin
1 tbsp olive oil
- Blitz the melon only in a blender then filter the juice through the muslin.
- Squeeze the lemon to extract 1 tsp of juice.
- Mix the melon juice, lemon juice and olive oil in a container.
- Cover and store in the fridge.
- Apply twice daily to the face and neck with cotton wool.
- Keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Nutrients: Vitamins B3, C, E, beta-carotene, potassium, Zinc