Younger: Eating your way to Aging in the Right Direction

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Have you ever met any woman who said “Oh, I so want to look older than I am … other than a 12-year-old who wants to wear stilettoes and an LBD! Or was that our generation?! If you have met this woman, I’m sure we would all love to know who they are and if they really exist!

Right, so we would all like to look younger if we can. I may be rash saying all because some women are perfectly happy with wrinkly, saggy skin. Yes, really … go figure!

Because this topic is one of my personal favourites, there are several articles I have written on the subject of eating to age younger. You’ll find them at the bottom of this article.

We all know the importance of diet and exercise, but especially diet and good anti-oxidant nutrition. If you have eaten badly all your life, it’s never too late to change. But understand, there are no magic foods here; it’s easy to follow the basics and you probably already know what they are. Whether you practice them or not is entirely up to you.

□ Your diet should consist of fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, fish and other sources of lean protein. A balanced diet!
□ Ring the changes and eat a a variety of foods, so you get all the vitamins and minerals you need.
□ Don’t forget sleep, exercise, and sunscreen as well. No matter what you eat they’re still important.

Seven foods that are great for aging younger

Oats/Oatmeal

Contain Tryptophan, an essential amino acid, which helps the brain increase the supply of the neurotransmitter Serotonin . Oatmeal is a slow burning, complex carbohydrate and provides lasting energy. They are a great breakfast and contribute to your youthful vitality.

Oats contain soluble fibre (beta-glucans) which can lower your cholesterol levels by slowing the absorption of carbohydrates into the blood. They also reduce the risk of heart disease.

Oranges

One large orange is an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps make collagen. Collagen helps keep your skin supple and because they contain a lot of water, they hydrate your skin and your cells. Vitamin C is a highly effective antioxidant, which acts to lessen oxidative stress and we don’t need oxidative stress; it makes us look older.

Avocados

The only fruit that provides a substantial amount of monounsaturated fat, which helps your skin stay hydrated and hydrated skin is younger looking skin. Also containing 20 vitamins and minerals, your skin needs Avocado.

Avocado benefits include boosting heart and digestive health, cancer prevention, glowing skin and hair, and weight loss.

Protein

Protein helps build collagen. Fish, turkey, chicken, egg are just a few protein sources. They all have anti-aging properties and build muscle which makes you look more plumped. Not plump … plumped.

Brussels Sprouts

A great source of the skin-friendly vitamins A and C, as well as folate.

The vitamin C promotes collagen, and vitamin A and folate may help prevent sun damage.

If you remember the boiled Brussels sprouts of your childhood take heart: roast them with a drizzle of olive oil; they’re delicious.

Salmon

One of the best ways to get healthy omega-3 fats in your diet. There are some studies that have suggested omega-3s, especially from fish, may keep skin cancer cells from growing and spreading.

Eat two 3-ounce servings of fish each week. Sardines, salmon, and mackerel are especially good; they are very oily, which is what you want. Definitely contributes to making you look younger.

Grapes

Resveratrol, which comes from the skin of grapes, may help with inflammation and many people believe it is an anti-aging substance. There are no human tests that confirm the effects of Resveratrol but there are also, as yet, no known side effects. A glass of red wine and a piece of dark chocolate are amongst the most acceptable anti-aging possibilities and if they don’t make you look younger, you’ll definitely feel it …

These are some of the articles on site, about diet and aging …

Taking control of your diet particularly emphasis menopause and peri-menopause

Your brain is what you eat is about the way in which your diet can influence your brain’s health

Dietary sources of Vitamin D for youthful skin. The importance of vitamin D for your skin and how to get it …

Your Diet, your happiness and aging younger 7 foods that will help you be happier! For the full list, get your copy of 25 Ways to a Healthier, Happier You

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