Meeting my friend’s aunt last weekend was an eye opener for me. This is one woman who has worked very hard to slow her ageing process. Already in her sixties you could mistake her to be in her early thirties.
Of course when age comes there is no turning round the hand of time but the least we can do is to take care of ourselves to keep the ageing process at bay, she told us.
While many of us today spend thousands of francs buying expensive cosmetics which have the anti-ageing chemicals, the secret to her beauty is both inside and out. As much as she uses anti-ageing cosmetics, she also makes sure that what she eats is healthy conforming to what she stands for in terms of healthy living and maintaining her beauty.
We are told we are what we eat. If you eat bad foods then one is bound to face the consequences, if good food is observed then the results are usually remarkable. The secret to slowing down ageing is by examining what you eat.
The effects of ageing can be counteracted efficiently by choosing an anti-ageing nutrition. Although it may sound trite, you should know that everything you eat has a potential effect on your health and your skin, and can even accelerate the process of skin ageing.
All anti ageing nutrition has to include increased amounts of vitamins. Studies have proven that vitamin B, for example, is essential when it comes to resisting ageing.
This includes the three types of vitamin B, that is to say B6, B12, and folic acid. All of these are crucial in reducing the risk of heart disease and also in assisting the memory. Vitamin B helps to slow the process of brain degeneration.
In order to sharpen ones’ mind and improve the memory, vitamins C, D and calcium are also recommended. All these can be taken in the form of pill or capsule supplements or by increasing the amount of foods which carry these vital anti-ageing nutrients for your body.
Some of the foods that slow down the ageing process include;
Fruits and vegetables
Most fruits and vegetables help your body fight toxins and fight cancer. Vegetables that are included in this group and can be found at the local market are broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage and Brussels sprouts.
White meats are said to be healthier than the red meats at all times. Most fish contain Omega-3 oils which protect the heart. They may also reduce cellular inflammation, which is blamed for problems including slow metabolism, reduced flexibility, and low energy.
Omega-3 is mostly found in oily fishes, in non-fish sources, and in dietary supplements. The best fish choices include tuna, salmon, shrimp, and Pollock. Non-fish sources include flax seed and walnutsGarlic, Ginger, Cinnamon, and Red Pepper
Garlic had been known to lower bad cholesterol and can also cleanse your blood and protect your heart — and there are studies as well that have confirmed that it has the ability to reduce different cancers; Two of them being stomach and colon cancer.
Both ginger and cinnamon appear to keep your metabolism and digestive systems running well, helping the ageing process at a distance.
Doing exercise and drinking water
Even if it means taking a walk everyday between thirty minutes and one hour, this can really help in slowing down the ageing process. Exercise makes a person stronger and maintains a good body size. The act of sweating also cleanses the skin, making it look younger.
There is no doubt that once a person is used to exercise then they also get used to drinking lots of water. Eight glasses of water a day is one sure way to keep ageing at a distance. If the normal cooking oil can be substituted with olive oil, then that is also a health plus.
In addition to healthy nutrients, antioxidants are also recommended as we age. They are found not only in fruits and vegetables, but also in vitamin supplements like what the GNLD products offer.
Antioxidant substances have a tremendous role in ensuring ageing bodies increased protection from disease.
By following these simple anti-ageing nutrition tips you can increase the amount of fiber in your diet, avoiding at the same time the increase in calories.
Moreover, another benefit of healthier nutrition is lowering the risk for many of the illnesses which reach people as they pass through middle age.
So as much as these tips above will help us in keeping ageing process at bay but serious illnesses as well. Follow these and stay young forever.