AVOCADO[caption id="attachment_69" align="alignleft" width="300"] "An avocado a day keeps the age away"[/caption] “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” but an avocado, on the other hand, keeps the age away. When it comes to anti aging food, there is no denying that avocados top the list. It is jam packed with Vitamin E for shiny hair and glowing skin. Aside from that, it also has Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Thamine, Niacin, Biotin, and Folate. It has Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Iron, Iodine, Calcium, Selenium, Phosphorus, and Zinc as well. So it is kind of like Centrum in a fruit. It is a great anti oxidant, which is definitely key to keep the years off your face. It actually helps reduce those nasty age spots, it soothes inflammation, and is even great for burns and scars. Plus, avocados actually have D-manno-heptulose sugar. D-manno- what? Basically, what this does is that it boosts collagen formation which does wonders to the epidermis. It is even one of the best alkalizing foods you can get your hands on. Alkaline is very important in your body as it helps keep you healthy preventing chronic disease.
HOLY GUAC!!! Hit two aging birds with one stone- Got an avocado or two and some tomatoes? Add cilantro, chiles, onions, and lime juice to the mix and make yourself some good old Guacamole!
SPINACHPopeye took it, and so should you. Sure, you won’t exactly have those huge muscles like in the cartoon, but this will help you get stronger bones thanks to Vitamin K. You see, Calcium does not take all of the credit. But heck, Spinach is a source of that too. Aside from that, out of all the fruits, veggies, and what have you, when it comes to Zeaxanthin and Luten, Spinach takes the top spot. It is the best source of these nutrients which help take care of your retina giving your eye that timeless sparkle. Aside from that, you will also get Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Niacin, Zinc, Thiamin, Folate, Magnesium, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, Copper, and Manganese. [caption id="attachment_227" align="alignleft" width="300"] "The DARKER, the BETTER"[/caption]
CHOCOLATEYep, you read that right- chocolate. SWEET- as long as it’s DARK. Dark chocolate actually contains a whole lot of the same health benefits that you can get from dark veggies. In relation to anti aging, it is the flavanoids that you have to thank. These babies actually act as antioxidants- and we all pretty much know what that does for the skin. But just to make things clear, antioxidants are actually responsible for keeping the body safe from free radicals. Free radicals also add up to the whole aging process, so you definitely want to keep them away. The great news- dark chocolate has up to around 8 times more the number of antioxidants than strawberries! But that isn’t all, it gets even better. Studies have actually shown that this sweet treat can help lower blood pressure as well as cholesterol. It stimulates endorphin and has serotonin, which basically will put you in a much better mood. The best part? It tastes so darn good!
WATER[caption id="attachment_72" align="alignleft" width="300"] "begin from within..."[/caption] Water, good old H2o. Now this isn’t any secret. Everyone knows that drinking water is good for you, but you may be wondering just how it helps with the whole anti aging process. So let’s get right down to it. When it comes to anti aging and keeping those darn wrinkles away, you want to make sure that your skin is soft, moist, and hydrated. Sure, you may be thinking that lotion should do the trick, but if you really want to lock all of that in, begin within. Drink lots of water. Basically, water plays a huge role in maintaining skin moisture plus it helps your skin cells get all the nutrients they need for that youthful glow. Remember that dehydrated skin means dry and flaky skin. And no amount of lotion can totally fix that problem.
So just how much water do you need? Some people say 8 glasses a day should do the trick. But if you want an exact number, all you need to do is a little math. Don’t worry it is really simple.Working on your skin from both the inside as well as the out, you are sure to take the years off in no time.