A couple of times, I have had encounters where I was asked my age and after telling, I was told that I looked younger than my age.
Have you ever been told, “You look older than your age”?
Here’s why :
Today’s modern diet is littered with processed, fried and sugary foods that contribute to accelerated aging.
Unhealthy diets and the way you cook your food can accelerate aging.
When it comes to the effects of what you eat on your health, you can’t see what’s happening to your cells and organs, but you can look at your face.
If the eyes are the mirror of the soul, then your skin is the mirror of your nutrition status.
Healthy skin reflects overall health, and poor nutrition can contribute to factors that accelerate skin ageing.
If you want to age well on the outside and the inside, it’s important to protect against accelerated aging. Nutrition plays a major role.
Your body constantly produces free radicals which can promote premature aging.
Sun damage, excessive alcohol intake and cigarette smoking also play a role.
Many antioxidants and nutrients from food intake may help protect against ultraviolet rays, especially vitamins A, C, D and E .
Eating foods rich in antioxidants can help prevent premature aging
Increase intake of diets that focus on fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and using moist cooking methods such as poaching, steaming, stewing and boiling.
Cook and marinate with herbs and spices, including cinnamon, cloves, onions, allspice, ginger and garlic.
Note:Use of boullion cubes a.k.a. seasoning cubes is not recommended!!
Stock your food pharmacy with below:
• Vitamin C. Fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits.
• Vitamin E. Dark leafy greens, nuts and seeds, avocados.
• Beta-carotene. Orange fruits and vegetables.
• Lycopene. Tomatoes, watermelons, grapefruit, pawpaws and guavas.
• Astaxanthin. Fish
• Lutein. Green, leafy vegetables.
You are what you eat!
I love you, I love your health.
Your favourite family physician,