Eat To Stay Young! Advice From Marni Wasserman
Want healthy looking skin that screams stay young? There are definitely some foods that help support that youthful energy and glow that we all strive for. It’s a matter of knowing what foods you should include and what they can do to enhance your natural vibrant glow.
Luckily nature provides us with so many foods that are richin vitamins and minerals that just do wonders for your skin. I have compiled alist of some of my faves that I like to include on a daily basis. Some of whichI am sure you are using already and some may inspire you to try.
These little white seeds are rich in the same essentialfatty acids that are present in skin lipids, hemp seed oil improves moistureand elasticity to the skin by lubricating beneath the surface. Unlike otheroils that simply coat the skin, hemp seed oil’s penetrative properties drynaturally while locking in moisture and improving skin’s quality.
The nutrients in arame, a sea vegetable improve theelasticity of skin while the antioxidants and minerals draw toxins from thedermal tissue. Arame also contains Omega3 fatty acids, which reduces inflammation in skin.
Chlorophyll helps in combating the effects of aging andsupports in maintaining healthy tissues attributing to the richness of antioxidantsand presence of magnesium. It stimulates the anti aging enzymes and encourageshealthy and youthful skin. In addition to this, vitamin K presents inchlorophyll clean and rejuvenates the adrenal glands and improves the adrenalfunctions in the body.
The curcuminoids present in turmeric are strongantioxidants. Curcumin has antioxidant activity comparable to that of Vitamin Cand E. It is known to treat conditions of oxidative stress (imbalance betweenpro-oxidants and antioxidants). It also raises the level of antioxidantenzymes, scavenges free radicals that cause oxidative stress and inhibit lipidperoxidation (oxidation of fats present in cell membrane leading to celldeath). So including turmeric in your diet can prove to be helpful in terms ofsupplementing your antioxidant intake.
Avocados are packed with vitamin E and B-complex vitaminsthat nourish the skin. They are also rich in essential fatty acids, which helpmoisturize the skin, keeping it soft and smooth. Avocados also contain vitaminC. Finally, avocados are typically low in pesticides and other harmfulchemicals.
Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants, which save cellsfrom premature aging. They are also rich in flavonoid molecules, which havepotent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and gene regulatory characteristics.
Brazil nuts contain Vitamin A and E that increase theproduction of collagen, giving you smooth and firm skin. There is also seleniumpresent which is an incredible helper when it comes to anti-aging.
The nutritional value of fermented foods is enormous. As foodsferment the nutrient levels increase. More specifically when foods arefermented they increase levels of B vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin andniacin. Choline is also increased, which breaks down fat in the body and liverand helps with constipation. In addition, fermentation increases glutathione,an anti-aging amino acid, and enzymes needed for digestion and detoxification.
Cucumbers are excellent as anti-aging food and improve tiredand dehydrated skin. The high water content and high amounts of silica presenthelps to get a smooth and glowing skin.
These are another remarkable anti-aging food. Sunflowerseeds also contain Vitamin E and selenium that have very effectiveyouth-enhancing qualities. Eating a handful of sunflower seeds daily will helpyou look younger, stave off wrinkles and improve skin elasticity because it isextremely rich in Vitamin E.
Marni Wasserman is aCertified Natural Chef, Culinary (Holistic) Nutritionist CNP, HealthStrategist, Author and owner of Toronto’s first plant-based cooking studio.
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