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Following the trend set by the post written by hubby yesterday here are some of the fitness and anti-ageing foods for your diet. Enjoy! 🙂
Eggs: Atleast 4 eggs a week fulfil your body’s requirement for Vitamin D and Biotin. Biotin is a B vitamin that’s needed for the formation of fatty acids and glucose, which are essential for the production of energy. It also helps with the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
Biotin is found naturally in food. Good dietary sources of biotin include brewer’s yeast, nutritional yeast, liver, cauliflower, salmon, bananas, carrots, egg yolks, sardines, legumes and mushrooms.
Fresh Glass of mixed (carrots, beetroot, ginger, spinach etc.)vegetable juice when taken empty stomach helps you detoxify and the goodness of photochemicals from vegetables enter your blood stream to give you a youthful kick and longevity.
Tomato juice is rich in calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C and carbohydrate. It is a natural energizer for kidneys and facilitates to remove toxins which cause deceases and contaminate our system.
Carrot juice is the richest source of primary vitamin A or carotene, which stimulates protein synthesis and accelerates growth. The juice contains vitamins B, C, D, and E and also iron, cobalt,and copper. Carrot juice improves the appetite, digestion, metabolism and structure of teeth, elevates resistance to infections and protects nervous system.
cucumber juice helps in the healing of hyper acidity, gastric and duodenal ulcers and consuming this juice can provide an immediate relief from stomach burning sensation. The juice has proved effective in skin eruption. It has high silicon and sulphur content so its promote hair growth, especially when mixed with carrot, lettuce and spinach juice.
Bitter gourd Juice (Karela) is an excellent for Diabetes. A glassful of juice of fresh bitter-gourd will hlep to bring down sugar content, improve digestion and also remove constipation.
Spinach Juice: The magnesium contained in spinach helps prevent diabetes; iodine helps treat skin diseases and strengthens the immune system; vitamin K contributes to bone resistance; vitamin B improves cerebral activity, helps in maintaining the firmness of the skin and controls insomnia; potassium stimulates the cardiac muscle; beta-carotene prevents sight problems and sulfur increases hair attractiveness. Alimentary fibers, vitamins and minerals contained make spinach a good depurative and detoxifier. The toxins originating in nourishments that are rich in fat and proteins of animal origin are thus eliminated quickly. At the same time, alimentary fibers prevent constipation and colon cancer.
Clove of Garlic: Garlic, which contains warm yang energy, dispels pathogenic cold and damp, relieves energy stagnation and has antiseptic and sterilizing qualities. It also helps in improving the blood circulation and cleanses the liver.
A glass of Red Wine: Red wine is a particularly rich source of anti oxidants flavonoid phenolics, so many studies to uncover a cause for red wine’s effects have focused on its phenolic constituents, particularly resveratrol and the flavonoids. Resveratrol, found in grape skins and seeds, increases HDL cholesterol and prevent blood clotting. Flavonoids, on the other hand, exhibit anti oxidant properties helping prevent blood clots and plaques formation in arteries. It helps you keep slim too.
Yogurt: In the 1970s, Soviet Georgia was rumored to have more centenarians per capita than any other country. Reports at the time claimed that the secret of their long lives was yogurt, a food ubiquitous in their diets. While the age-defying powers of yogurt never have been proved directly, yogurt is rich in calcium, which helps stave off osteoporosis and contains “good bacteria” that help maintain gut health and diminish the incidence of age-related intestinal illness.
Include good fats in your regular diet: Dietary fat is very easily converted to body fat, so controlling fat intake is important in controlling the weight gain associated with ageing. However, omega-3-fats are good to keep brain healthy and active. Nuts are a great source of B vitamins that are good for your heart and your brain. The healthy fats in nuts benefit the elastin and collagen in skin, helping to maintaining skin’s structure and keep it resilient. Small portions are advised, as nuts are high in calories.Nuts naturally moisturize the skin, wiping out the dry wrinkly feeling.
Almonds – They’re packed full of omega-3 fats and protein, which help skin repair itself. Plus they’re a great source of vitamin E, which studies show can prevent wrinkles. Have a small handful every afternoon.
Apricots – They’re full of lutein, an antioxidant that helps fight off the ageing effects of the sun. Snack on them between meals, or slice them fresh on your porridge.
Fish: Fish oil is extremely good for skin. It prevents wrinkles, dark spots, dryness, acne, psoriasis and eczema.
Oats – porridge oats contain high levels of a mineral called silicic acid that plumps up the cells in skin, creating a youthful bounce. It also slows down the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Multigrain bread, full of selenium, instead of white bread may act as a saviour preserving the elasticity in your skin.
Water: Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water to detox your body. Water detoxes and gives us glowing skin. 🙂
Include raw uncooked vegetables such as radishes, turnips, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage in your diet. They’re packed full of omega-3 fats and protein, which help skin repair itself. Plus they’re a great source of vitamin E, which studies show can prevent wrinkles. Have a small handful every afternoon.
Green tea: It is an amazing superfood to add to your anti aging diet. If you don’t like drinking green tea as is, squeeze half lemon in your tea and it tastes much better.( Thanks Ani. 🙂 )
This post is based on my research and personal experience. If there is anything I have left, do share it with us in your comments. 🙂 I would be preparing one fitness recipe that I will share will you guys tomorrow.
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