We all know the saying ‘you are what you eat’. Yes, our lives rely on food and what we put in the mouth reflects directly on our appearance. If making some changes in your diet can assist to improve your looks and energy levels, even turn back the years, why not give it a try? There are many foods on the market that help to generate healthier bodies and happier moods. Eating foods such as fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts and whole grains gives you a balanced nutritional intake and protects you against many chronic diseases that are likely to happen as we age.
Sluggish digestion A well-functioning digestive system is essential to the anti-aging process. If your bowl doesn’t absorb nutrition very well, yeasts may overgrow and side effects appear. You may start to notice some symptoms like tiredness, low mood, low energy and your skin may be dull. Beetroot helps with healthy digestion and it contains high amount of age-defying vitamins and antioxidants. Don’t miss this mineral feast, write it down on your grocery shopping list!
Oxidation and colourful food Nowadays we are exposed to high levels toxins like alcohol, stress, UV light and various chemicals. All these factors lead to aging as they damage our skin cells. The damage is subtle but the signs of aging appear as time goes by. The antioxidants in colourful vegetables and fruits, like leafy greens, orange fruits, purple berries, can support skin-cell turnover and help you hold back the years. Nature gives us so many options with colourful foods: spinach, collard, orange, cantaloupe, grape, blueberry, red beans, kidney beans, etc. and all are good ingredients for a nice and healthy meal.
Stay away from bad fats Fats and protein act like a protective outer coating for cells in our bodies. Good fats allow cells to absorb nutrients and water, while bad fats trigger many ageing symptoms, such as a decline in skin quality. Bad fats are commonly found in ice cream, deep fried food, cakes and so on, so control the amount of intake and go for the healthier fats. Nuts should be on your list, and so should avocados. Fish is also a good source in omega-3 fatty acids - the healthy fats that keeps your skin soft and supple.