We all know that daily exercise; drinking loads of water and skin miniaturisation along with exfoliation go a long way in preventing ageing and crow’s feet around the eyes. As Era had mentioned earlier, not only does one need to follow all of the above-mentioned points strictly, one also needs to have a good, nutritious and balanced diet rich in omega -3 to moisturise the skin and for the wondrous glow, fibre to flush out the toxins to keep your digestive system happy and this happiness will also show on your skin and vitamins and minerals for that added suppleness and glow.
Not only is fast food bad for your skin and health, but it has long been known to be one of the major factors behind a hectic and stressful lifestyle. They only make you lazy and moody, things which don’t do anything for you and only cause more harm. So, bin that happy meal (note, Author’s favourite. Never too old to collect toys. She is always up for a happy meal date) and grab the foods mentioned below:
Fish (especially Salmon):
An important part of Japanese and Mediterranean cuisines , fishes provide you with the very important anti-ageing omega-3 fatty acids that help combat heart diseases, reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of arrhythmia. The most amount of omega-3 is found in cold-water fishes, especially Salmon. If you are not able to include the daily dose of fish, you take fish oil supplements. Studies have shown people who eat fish three to four times a week have a forty per cent lower mortality rate than those who do not. Vegetables. People who regularly eat fish have lower risk of Alzheimer and having a stroke. Look at the Bengalis and Japanese, don’t they look amazing? Their skin and hair has this incredible glow.
Fruits and Vegetables:
They are one of the best sources of antioxidants available and they go a long way in fighting radicals and slowing the ageing process. Your best bets would be figs, avocados, asparagus, tomatoes and green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale. Most of the fruits and vegetables like Papayas, Tomatoes, kale, Spinach , etc al not only contain antioxidants to slow down the ageing process, but also protect against harmful effect s of UV exposure. Added bonus is that they are great for the immune system and help the body fortify itself against sickness and disease, reducing the pressure on your body and hence, your beautiful face.
Rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, these grains can lower the risk of age-related illnesses. Also, help prevent high blood sugar levels and diabetes. Make sure the grains you eat aren’t refined as this would ensure that they are not striped off most of their nutrition.
My absolute favorite on this list, Pistachios, Almonds, Walnuts, I want them all. Like fishes, they are rich in protein and omega -3 fatty acids and unsaturated fat (the healthy fat), only difference is that they don’t need to be stewed or cooked. Munch on Ladies! Also, a good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals especially potassium , they help lower blood pressure and are rich in Vitamin E known for its moisturizing properties and ability to prevent cell damage. And if that wasn’t enough, they are also rich in calcium to make strong bones. They are also good for brain development being also rich in fibre. They are like porridge; fill you up without the unwanted calories. Who knew something so tasty could so nutritious (Bins the KFC bucket!).
Although dairy is perceived to be fattening and known for fastening the ageing process, yogurt is an exception because of the presence of bacteria in it which aid in digestion and the heavy dose of potassium, calcium, protein and B vitamins packet into this one versatile to cook with product. It can be had as is, used for cooking and flavoured using berries or fruits to get the added benefits of anti-ageing properties of these fruits.
All berries, especially gooseberries, are very rich in vitamin C and therefore highly useful to the body. Vitamin C helps in proper blood circulation and provides minerals and salts to all the body parts. Needless to say, this helps the body to fight against ageing and keep you healthy.
Coffee and Red Wine:
Coffee often gets a bad rap, sometimes for being caffeinated and other time for breaking out your skin and causing dark circles under the eyes. However, it is not as bad as you may think it is, some data actually suggests that a limited quantity of coffee can lower the risk of heart diseases. This antioxidant rich drink also lowers the risk of Parkinson’s disease. The red wine has long been known to contain an antioxidant called resveratrol which prevents cell death in heart and brain. Women are allowed a daily dose of one drink a day while men can have two.
1.) Avoid intake of sugar.
2.) Be happy.
3.) Don’t frown much. Believe me, it helps in the long run.
4.) Meditate and do yoga daily.
5.) Sleep for at least seven hours daily. There was research conducted and the results showed that people who slept for seven hours, no less, no more had less wrinkles in comparison to those who either slept for more or less time than them.
6.) Wear sunscreen.
7.) Don’t smoke and avoid consuming alcohol.
Hope you liked the article. Cia Bellas :*
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