Let’s face facts: your skin is your body’s largest organ and if you aren’t 益生菌抗老 feeding it great, it won’t be looking great.
A healthy newborn baby’s skin is flawless and ultra soft. But as you age, skin can become rough, dry, bumpy, blotchy, scaly and covered with rashes and spots. This isn’t the fault of aging; it’s a failure to properly nourish the body.
While your eyes may be the mirror to your soul, your skin is the mirror to your level of health. Those skin rashes, spots and bumps are signs of malcontent in your inner organs such as the kidneys and liver. Those scales and blotches can be clues to potential disorders such as viral infections and autoimmune diseases such as lupus.
Diets are Hard, Nourishment is Easy
The Fabulous Anti-Aging Face Diet isn’t about weighing, measuring or eliminating. It’s about nourishment; adding to your diet the foods and supplements that are life enhancing. Here are the areas you need to focus on and the foods that will give you beautiful skin.
Free Radicals – not a hippy group left over from the ’60’s, free radicals are atoms, molecules or ions with unpaired electrons. So what does that mean to you? To survive, free radicals wreak havoc on your body by pilfering electrons from your mitochondria, DNA and membranes. Antioxidants come to the rescue by donating their own electrons to these harmful radicals. That means less cell damage and healthier skin.
Luckily, it’s easy to add antioxidants to your diet. Resveratrol is a popular supplement getting a lot of press these days but don’t forget lycopene from tomatoes, green tea, flaxseed, blueberries, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and yes, dark chocolate, makes the list.
Probiotics – you’ve got to keep the plumbing in top order if you want the benefits of proper nourishment as well as those of proper elimination. Probiotics, the good bacteria, found in yogurt keep your gastrointestinal microflora level in balance and support the colon. Other sources of probiotics are buttermilk, kefir and fermented foods such as sauerkraut. Probiotic supplements are a quick solution if these foods don’t appeal to you. Look for probiotics in capsule and liquid form.
Omega-3 – a deficiency of Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) can show up as a lumpy rash on the back of your arms and thighs. EFA is also critical for healthy cell membranes, the barrier that keeps moisture in and skin plumped and young looking. The typical American diet, high in processed foods and corn and soy oils, is considerably low in this EFA. If you add only one thing to your skin care diet, make it Omega-3. Sources include fish, walnuts, flaxseed oil and marine algae. Supplements are readily available.
Go Green – did you have your five serving of fruits and vegetables today? Not likely if you are on the run and fast food is a part of your daily diet. If all your good intentions go out the door when the pizza delivery arrives, relax. Green drinks are the quickest, easiest way to get more than your five servings along with spirulina, chlorella and probiotics. Don’t settle for the grassy, hay favored drinks of yesterday. Green drinks today are delicious and power packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes.