9 Anti-Aging Lifestyle Habits
We all know that aging is a natural process of life and yet many of us will go to great lengths in search for the elusive “Fountain of Youth. The pills, tonics, expensive creams and great distances people will travel to prevent or reverse the effects of aging has created a new and booming field of anti-aging medicine.
There are many factors, many beyond our control, that contribute to how we age. But, you can keep aging signs under control by following a healthy, natural lifestyle.
Aging is inevitable, but the sooner you begin a healthy lifestyle, caring properly for your skin, the healthier your skin will be, delaying signs of aging such as sagging skin, age spots, crow’s feet, wrinkles, and fine lines.
Although it’s inevitable that we will all age, it doesn’t mean you can’t look younger than your age. There are many natural secrets that cut years off your appearance.
The one sure way to slow and even reverse aging is by eating nutritious food.
Processed foods and diets low in nutrients will accelerate aging, however, when we consume nutrient rich foods, our body can fight off inflammation and enhance cell regeneration.
Our bodies red blood cells are replaced every four months, skin in 30 days, and the lining of the small intestine renews in less than a week. The food choices we make determine if the replacement cells are strong and healthy or dysfunctional. The quality of the replacement cells relies on the nutrients that are available when the new cells are being created. When we consume anti-inflammatory foods, the new cells are healthier than the cells they replaced.
Here are some other tips to help keep your skin looking and feeling youthful.
1. Eat Foods Rich In Antioxidants.
Foods that are rich in antioxidants can fight disease and aging by reducing damage and inflammation and inflammation is the leading cause of wrinkle formation. Some of the best sources of antioxidants include:
- Dark chocolate (70% or higher of cocoa content)
2. Eat a rainbow!
Fill your plate with colorful food. Free radicals form in our bodies and cause major damage to our cell structures. The different nutrient-rich foods you eat neutralize them. You need to consume the widest variety of antioxidants you can to fight off the different kinds of free radicals.
3. Get enough vitamin C.
Consuming foods that are rich in vitamin C leads to fewer wrinkles. Researchers have found that skin exposed to vitamin C for long periods of time can produce up to eight times more collagen! Don’t just reach for the fruit either, there are plenty of vegetables that are rich in vitamin C
4. Avoid excessive amount of sugar.
It leads to damaged collagen and elastin, which cause wrinkles.
5. Eat healthy fats.
Incorporating foods such as avocados, olive oil, flax seeds, nuts and fish into your diet is important. The fatty acids are crucial for your skin to look youthful.
6. Drink plenty of water.
Dehydration takes a tone on the skin causing it to look dull, saggy, loose and flaky.
7. Opt for natural skin care products.
Many skincare products contain harsh chemicals. When choosing personal care products, look for those that are formulated with at least 85-100% natural ingredients.
Consider walking, hiking, daily stretching, or yoga. Exercise increases the circulation of oxygen and nutrients and releases toxins through sweat, which leads to clearer, firmer skin.
9. Get plenty of sleep.
Your skin rejuvenates and repairs itself mostly while you are asleep. Make sure that moisturize your skin, including your lips, before bed and get at least eight hours a night.August 19, 2021 5:21 am
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