Did you know what you eat can help you feel (and look) younger?
Whilst it can be easy to reach for processed and sugary snacks, the refined sugar in sweet treats cause glycation and premature aging of your skin and cells.
That causes unwanted wrinkles plus a lack of energy, brain fog and a loss of youthful vitality.
You've probably noticed that you feel better when you eat vitamin and mineral packed, nutritious food. We all know that our skin will look clearer if our diet is loaded with nutrients.
But, we are all so busy that we decided to put together an easy to follow list of youth-boosting foods as a reminder to add to your list for when you head to the store.
Easy anti-aging food rules to follow
The "one good thing a day" rule is a great one to have in mind and is an easy anti-ageing diet that is used by iconic supermodels such as Helena Christensen.
If you need your sweet tooth satisfied, whizz up a healthy avocado and cacao dessert which is much better for your body and your skin.
We have included the recipe below.
Take a note out of Helena Christensen’s book and add the following five anti-aging foods to your diet.
You’ll soon notice a positive difference to your skin, energy levels and overall wellbeing.
Which foods are anti-ageing?
Blueberries: Packed with antioxidants, these tasty berries will give your skin extra protection against the skin-damaging free radicals that result from stress and over-exercising as well as protecting your skin from sun damage.
Green vegetables: You don't HAVE to eat lots of kale, but it is incredibly good for you and as a cruciferous veg it's wonderful for balancing hormones. Broccoli, olives, spinach and even Brussel sprouts contain natural antioxidants that remove the harmful substances which destroy cells and lead to premature aging.
Red and orange vegetables: Carrots, apricots, pumpkin and tomato are rich in beta-carotene which help to prevent wrinkles and improve your health from within, as well as being vital for hair and skin beauty.
Nuts: Known as the food of eternal youth, Brazil nuts, pistachios and hazelnuts are all packed with the antioxidant selenium, as well as vitamin E and coenzyme Q10 – which are vital for skin cell renewal.
Fish and seafood: Packed with Iodine, full of protein and Omega 3 oils, there’s strong evidence from recent scientific studies that a diet which includes seafood will help you to live for longer.
What else can I add to my diet that is anti-aging?
Take a quality food supplement: It's not always easy to eat a perfectly balanced diet which is why a carefully formulated supplement is essential.
Women across the globe love Lumity, an anti-aging supplement that’s packed with all the nutrient power-houses to help you look and feel youthful. Yasmin Le Bon commented in a recent newspaper feature that Lumity was one of the essential weapons in her anti-aging toolbox.
An easy recipe: The ultimate anti-aging snack!
Yes, you can eat yourself younger. Try this recipe if you have a sweet tooth but don’t want to load up with any processed food that contains refined sugar.
1 large ripe avocado
2 heaped tbs raw organic cacao powder
2 tbs of raw honey
1/2 tsp organic vanilla powder
pinch of Himalayan salt
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
runny almond butter & cacao nibs – to garnish`
Blend all the ingredients together into a smooth mousse. Divide between two bowls and garnish. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until ready to serve. Enjoy!
Remember that the best approach to ageing gracefully is a holistic one. Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and incorporate a morning and night skincare routine into your days.
Those who say that beauty is an inside job are right: If you feel great, you’ll look fantastic.