July 10, 2019 4 min read

Fuelling your insides with lots of natural goodness

is so important because the perfect approach to anti-aging has to be a holistic one. Working with your body and not against it can help you to take years off your age and as much as a good skin- care regime will do wonders for your skin and your confidence, never forget that a healthy diet is paramount.

Here are just a few foods to help you get started:

Avocado

    Avocados are packed full of vitamin E and they also help skin to regenerate therefore giving you a more youthful appearance. Avocados also are crammed full of antioxidants which help to protect your skin and promote wonderful
    glowing skin. It can even make your hair shiny and healthy.

    Red Cabbage

    Red cabbages are filled with antioxidants which can help protect against cancer as well as preventing wrinkles.

    Red Wine

    Red wine enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that a favorite tipple is packed full of natural antioxidants- fantastic for the prevention of heart disease. Plus, red
    grapes help to stop the nasty effects of aging due to the ‘resveratrol’ compound within the skin.

    Hemp Oil

    Hemp oil contains a rich mix of essential amino and fatty acids but it also
    importantly contains high levels of vitamin E which can help to reduce the effects of aging.

    Dark Chocolate

    If you enjoy dark chocolate then don’t feel the least bit guilty next time you indulge. Providing you choose dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa, it can even help burn fat and to improve your hair and skin. This is because it’s full of B vitamins and protein. Don’t over indulge though. Only small amounts are healthy.

    Cinnamon

    Anti-aging is all about retaining that zest for life and for feeling less tired. Try some cinnamon as it is a stimulant that can warm and kick-start your system and will help you feel more energised.

    Blueberries

    Blueberries have so many health benefits including high content of vitamin C which aids circulation but also helps the body to combat the aging process. Because it is also high in potassium, it can help to combat fluid retention and puffiness.

    Spinach and Beans

    Spinach and Beans are good for anti-aging as they contain compound minerals which help to combat wear and tear of the skin cells.

    Grape Juice

    Grape Juice apart from being a refreshing drink contains a great supply of antioxidant polyphenols, improving the skin’s elasticity and preventing sagging.

    Mustard Seeds

    If you haven’t tried mustard seeds before then do so, because they contain a lot of Vitamin E which is wonderful in anti-aging terms.

    Sweet Potatoes

    If you have over-indulged in the sun previously, increase your intake of sweet potatoes as they can help to fight the damage caused by the sun’s rays.

     

    The Holistic Approach

    In addition to choosing healthy food types, it’s also important to eat regularly and to enjoy a healthy breakfast and lunch each day. Eat less in the evenings but
    finish off with a light healthy supper. Ensure that you drink plenty of fresh water as this really will keep your wrinkles at bay and reduce the amount of caffeine 
    and alcohol that you consume daily. A great way to start the day is by having a glass of water with a slice of lemon as it awakens a sluggish system making you feel more energised immediately.

    A healthy body can really help to slow down the aging process so don’t live your life from a sedentary position. A fit body means healthier and tighter skin.


    It’s so important to ensure that you get enough sleep each night because, without it, you won’t be able to rejuvenate. Aim for 7 hours as this will help you to cope with life’s little pressures and to view the world through more positive eyes. In addition, sleep enables you to heal and regenerate your cells.

    • One of the worst things to damage your skin is sun bathing. Don’t lie outside without covering up your skin with a good sunscreen. The sun causes so much damage to your skin and as you get older, this damage will become much more apparent. Take care of your skin and it will take care of you right through old age.

    • Smoking also starts to age the skin so if you have a smoking habit but care about how you look, it’s important to stop smoking as soon as you can. The more you smoke and if you continue to smoke, the more wrinkles you are likely to have. Whilst you may be mainly concerned about the skin on your face, it’s worth noting that smoking also causes wrinkles in other areas too such as your inner arms.

    • Essentially nicotine causes a narrowing of the blood vessels which in turn impairs the flow of blood to your skin. This then limits the amount of nutrients that should fuel the skin and it decreases oxygen too.

    • Having a positive attitude to life and enjoying every single day can strip years off you. A positive approach coupled with relaxation techniques to help eliminate stress will give you a serene appearance that is instantly noticeable.

    • Take up an exercise plan such as yoga that works with your body and mind as a whole and this will also improve your overall flexibility (making you seem more youthful) and it will also help your posture. If your spine becomes inflexible, it denotes signs of aging so by taking up gentle yoga and incorporating some of the key positions into your fitness regime, your spine will start feeling years younger and it will be noticeable.

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      IT'S ABOUT YOU.  IT'S ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.  IT'S ABOUT RECONNECTING

       

      All the best,


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