Even if you’ve never used one, I’m sure you’ve all heard of the many anti-aging creams that can be found in the market. But the unfortunate truth is that even the best cream’s effects are limited. After all, as the adage goes, “the best defense is a good offense.” So, instead of trying to restore something or confronting its consequences, a much better way to live life is by preventing whatever that is right from the start. Plus, this approach is healthier, more natural and more balanced.
Same goes for our inescapable wrinkles. Anti-aging and anti-wrinkling diets are a reality. This anti effect that we desire oh so much comes from another anti, the antioxidants. You see, there are free radicals in foods that cause an undesired process called oxidation. Those are formed through our exposure to the sun, smoking, ingesting chemicals and even exercising. Free radicals alter our cells’ DNA, including the cells in our body’s largest organ, that is, our skin…
A two-word answer to the wrinkling issue is plant fiber. Plant fibers are one of the healthiest food ingredients for everyone to consume. Mainly, they are found in fruit and vegetables. Both these food categories are generally low in calories and can detoxify and revive our cells. And now, let me give you (in alphabetical order, which makes it easier for you to memorize the list!) the best of the best examples you should introduce to your daily diet: apples, berries, broccoli, carrots, cherries, corn, garlic, kale, onions, oranges, pomegranates, pumpkins, scallions, spinach, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, and yams. Not bad, right? You’ve got plenty of options.
Other foods with anti-aging effects are beans (such as black beans and soybeans), green tea, red wine, dark chocolate, nuts and salmon. Also, drink a lot of water to keep your body adequately hydrated. Six to eight glasses of water per day would be great. Oh, and as for fruit and veggies, prefer consuming them raw and not cooked. In case you want to cook your veggies, prefer steaming them to keep all their antioxidants.
Finally, guess which is the one food ingredient you should avoid (or should I say remove) … That’s right, sugar! Predictable but true! Of course, our body needs sugar, but you should get it from other sources, such as fruit and honey, and become a social sweet-consumer (as in social drinker!), that is, let yourself eat them on social occasions.
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