Posted by: 4pack | October 21, 2008

“Ideal Diet” Helps Slow Effects Of Aging

WE WILL SAY IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN…EAT THE RIGHT FOODS, IN MODERATION, EVERY 3 HOURS THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND THE METABOLISM WILL REWARD YOU WITH REDUCED VISCERAL (BELLY) FAT AND BETTER HEALTH…LET’S ADD BETTER SKIN AND SLOWER AGING PROCESS….REASONS TO FOLLOW OUR MANTRA ARE EXCERPTED BELOW:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/advice/latest/tm_headline=the-ultimate-anti-ageing-diet-revealed%26method=full%26objectid=20822121%26print_version=1%26siteid=115875-name_page.html 

…Age-busting superfoods: 

(1) Almonds They’re packed full of omega-3 fats and protein, which help skin repair itself. Plus they’re a great source of vitamin E, which studies show can prevent wrinkles.

Top tip: Have a small handful every afternoon.

(2) Olive oil A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition looked at the link between olive oil and wrinkles. Scientists found that people living in hot countries with fewer wrinkles all had high intakes of olive oil.

Top tip: Swap vegetable oil for olive oil, or drizzle it cold on salads

(3) Adzuki beans These are a great source of zinc, a mineral that helps your skin repair itself. Studies show zinc can also help with acne.

Top tip: Buy them canned from the supermarket and add them to salads and stir-fries.

(4) Apricots They’re full of lutein, an antioxidant Harvard University scientists discovered helps fight off the ageing effects of the sun.

Top tip: Snack on them between meals, or slice them fresh on your porridge.

(5) Spinach Like apricots, spinach is also a fantastic source of lutein, which wards off sun damage and ageing sun spots.

Top tip: Add a handful to a stir-fry or use in place of lettuce in salads.

(6) Tomatoes Their magic ingredient is lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.

As well as reducing the risk of certain cancers, lycopene also protects the skin against sun damage and keeps it looking younger.

Top tip: Slice them up in your sarnies or add them to salads. Lycopene is also found in ketchup, tomato pasta sauces and pizza toppings.

(7) Broccoli It’s great for fighting free radicals in the body. Free radicals are harmful substances found in the environment, such as pollution, which age us. Anything that mops up free radicals, like broccoli, is great at keeping skin young.

Top tip: Chop them up and add to stirfries, curries and even lasagne.

(8) Red wine It boosts circulation to the skin, plus it’s full of antioxidants.

Top tip: Enjoy a small glass of red a few nights a week – any excuse!

“…Nutritionist Carina Norris says: “Food is a great way to ward off wrinkles and boost energy levels. If you choose wisely, your weekly shop can be an effective anti-ager, as well as helping to boost your health and keep you slim.”

 
 

 

…Hollywood stars including Kim Cattrall and Heidi Klum regularly tuck into oily fish to keep wrinkles at bay. They are devotees of The Perricone Diet – the brainchild of New York skin doctor Dr Nicholas Perricone.

He encourages his patients to eat plenty of oily fish because the essential fats found in them provide skin-loving antioxidants and mop up the free radicals that can cause wrinkles and prematurely aged skin.

The best sources of this essential fatty acid include salmon, mackerel, fresh tuna steaks and sardines.

The high protein content of oily fish also helps keep skin firm – and has the added bonus of keeping you slim.

James Duigan, who trains Elle Macpherson, also suggests fish oil supplements such as Solgar Omega-3 700 (£23.95 for 60 capsules, www.solgar.co.uk) or Boots High Strength Fish Oil Capsules (£10.99 for 60 capsules).

For more information on Dr Perricone, visit www.perriconeprescription.com or check out his book, The Wrinkle Cure: The Formula for Stopping Time (£8.99, Vermillion).

Drink up
 
 

 

The biggest anti-ager is water. It’s been said before many times, but water really is essential for good health and good looks. The reason skin looks so grey, dry and wrinkled after too many cocktails is because alcohol dehydrates the skin.

Drinking enough water has the reverse effect, and plumps up the skin and flushes out the toxins that cause a dull complexion and wrinkles. Room temperature water is best, but there are plenty of other “liquid-facelifts” out there.

Soya milk is a good choice. Studies show it helps speed up the production of collagen – the “building bricks” of skin. As we age, collagen breaks down, so wrinkles form. But by keeping collagen levels high, you’ll stay younger looking for longer.

 
 

 

If you want to look younger, fill up on fruit. First up is kiwi fruit – one of the richest sources of vitamin C around. Just one kiwi fruit contains 100 per cent of your recommended daily intake.

Vitamin C is fantastic for skin because it helps build collagen and mops up ageing toxins.

Avocados are also a musthave – they’re jam-packed with vitamins A and E, which are very effective at fighting wrinkles.

So slice one up in your salad or sandwich – they’re relatively high in fat and calories, but it’s the healthy type of fat (unsaturated), which actually revs up your metabolism. Have a portion of berries every day too. Blue, black and red berries all protect the bo dy against ageing because they’re full of antioxidants called phytochemicals.

Sprinkle a small handful on your cereal every morning, or snack on them in between meals. Lastly, try some prunes and raisins.

Scientists have developed a scale for rating food according to how many anti-ageing antioxidants it contains. Prunes and raisins came out top, so it’s no surprise that Hollywood star Demi Moore admitted recently she eats prunes every single day.

….As well as keeping you energised all morning, studies show that oats contain high levels of a mineral called silicic acid that plumps up the cells in skin, creating a youthful bounce. It also slows down the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Madonna is a huge fan of porridge, after Sting’s wife Trudi Styler suggested she eat it every morning to knock years off her face and give her plenty of energy for her gruelling work-outs.

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Responses

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  2. Hi Four Packs!

    It’s interesting that you suggest that omega acids can have a positive impact on skin.

    In my experience, the intake of Omega-6 and Omega-3 is primarily associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease – something which is obviously a massive problem worldwide and especially in the UK.

    Natural sources of essential fatty acids are good at giving us a helping hand to reduce high cholesterol concentrations.

    Cold-pressed hemp seed oil such as GOOD OIL is a great source of Omegas and when consumed in even small amounts (10ml) per day it will make a substantial contribution to the intake of essential fatty acids which are required for good health. Compared with other culinary oils it is also low in saturated fatty acids.

    You may also know that current national and international dietary recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease recommend decreasing the intake of saturated fatty acids in order to lower blood cholesterol concentrations.

    If you want to find out more about the nutritional attributes of Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil, a recent study by Professor Tom Sanders and Dr Fiona Lewis of the Nutritional Sciences Division at King’s College, London can be found here: http://www.goodwebsite.co.uk/kingsreport.pdf

    I should disclose that GOOD OIL is a client of mine and so if you’d like to sample some of their product, drop me an email and I’ll send you some over to try.

    Keep up the good work!

    Rax

  3. CHRIS….THANK YOU FOR YOUR WELL-CONSIDERED COMMENTS…THIS BLOGSITE IS DEDICATED TO CREATING A FORUM FOR COMMENTS LIKE YOURS WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF “REASONS TO BE IN IDEAL SHAPE”….4PACK


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