We all have issues when it comes to the effects of getting older. There are so many things you can do to help slow the process down and, at least, let it happen naturally. Of course, the outside is where you demonstrate and show to the world where you are in the process.
“You are what you eat” isn’t a myth. You have to take care of your insides to help your outside or your skin and hare. Keep your refrigerator loaded with foods that all help the skin. Natural foods such as oatmeal, tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, oysters and blueberries are all great. The oysters you might not eat every day but when you do they’re a great addition.
Oysters are amazing for healthy hair, a great source of protein and contain zinc. Zinc is a mineral that can help prevent acne and boost your immune system. Pumpkin seeds contain vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids. This makes these seeds vital to slowing down the aging process when it comes to skin and hair. Oatmeal is one of nature’s great foods. It’s loaded with B vitamins which helps to make your skin smooth and your hair nice and shiny.
Blueberries are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants and free radical busting agents. They help to stimulate collagen and keep skin looking young. Tomatoes are fantastic. Lots of Vitamin A which helps in the development of skin cells and cell maintenance. Also rich in Lycopene which helps protect against the effects of the sun.
There are two types of aging when it comes to the skin, intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic is what happens naturally such as sagging,dullness and wrinkles. These occur when the natural collagen in the skin diminishes. It loses its elasticity and becomes wrinkled. The glow tends to go from the skin as you age as well.
Extrinsic aging is caused by external factors such as sun exposure and pollution It tends to speed up the aging process. The above foods can help stay the process or slow it down as will avocado, blackberries, garlic, lots of water and watermelon. Avocado is a help in reducing cholesterol, blackberries are like blueberries in there benefits. Garlic can help prevent cancer and assist in blood thinning thus preventing heart disease. Watermelon is a free-radical fighter and contains vitamin A, B and C.
Water, of course, is probably the most important substance you can put into your body. Staying hydrated allows us to get rid of unwanted toxins and waste. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day will help you stay healthy and don’t wait until you feel thirsty as those signals diminish as you get older. Always assume you’re thirsty.
This is an overview but keep these foods around and regularly include them in your diet and daily regime. It’ll help.