Everyone nowadays is one the look-out for the miracle cure for reversing aging and to completely halt it in its tracks. Many among us end up spending a fortune stocking up on cosmetics that promise users of the phenomenal de-aging effects. People end up spending more time sitting and applying these on themselves, rather than attacking the crux of the issue.
If you are looking up in the mirror and trying to wrap your head around what could make the biggest impact in de-aging you, look no further than your plate! After all, you are what you eat…
What you have on your plate can help in either aiding the body to flourish and keep healthy, or it can worsen the situation and make you look 10 years more than you are- Acne, wrinkles, dark circles, oily skin and whatnot. If you are someone who is fed up in your pursuit to finding the fountain of youth, then we have a solution that will work on you.
Switch to a plant-based diet.
Even if you can’t cut out animal products suddenly, we have penned down what are the essentials that you can begin cutting out and adding into your daily diet so as to nourish your body.
Switch To Non-Dairy
If you are having constant encounters with acne and wrinkles, it may be revealing to know that dairy could be the culprit all along. There have been plenty of evidences that have pointed out the strong link between acne and milk.
Cow’s milk contains an insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which could be responsible for the acne breakouts. Further lactose intolerance can end up turning sour as you age and this can worsen your acne. Dairy has been linked to skin wrinkling plenty of times.
Consuming milk has been linked to a greater risk of several types of cancers including prostate, breast, ovarian cancer, as well as increased risk of heart diseases and obesity. The situation only worsens when you are ingesting milk that is ridden with pesticides and hormone enhancements, that is adminstered via the food that the cow eats and the injections that are given to it to boost milk production.
Fortunately, there are plenty of non-dairy alternatives that are easy to find and contain the same nutrients as dairy products do, without the drawbacks. Try soy milk which has the same nutritional content and texture, and to please your palate further you have pea, hemp, coconut and almond milk, to name a few.
Have More Leafy Vegetables
Dark green, leafy veggies are a must. Even if you don’t follow plant-based recipes (highly advised that you do), you must have a load of green leafy veggies, solely for the reason that they are one of the healthiest foods on the planet.
There are brain benefits that you will enjoy when you are eating green. A recent study found that healthy seniors who ate a daily serving of leafy greens (1/2 cup of cooked greens) had a much slower rate of cognitive decline than those who stayed clear of anything green on their plates.
Aim for at least 2 servings of greens in the form of arugula, spinach, beet greens, turnip greens, collard greens, kale, swiss chard and mesclun. If you are taking Warfarin (which is also called as Coumadin) then talk to your physician, as greens that are rich in Vitamin-K can interfere with the efficiency of Warfarin.
Start Working Out
One of the best and tried ways to reduce your age is to get off the couch and take a run. Your fitness age isn’t etched in stone, and you can lower and raise it depending on the amount of effort you put into getting fit. There are some simple ways in which you can start; vary the intensity of your workouts and begin to build muscle strength.
When you lower your fitness age, you will end up adding in additional years to your life- more than a year! And you also lower your risk of cancer and heart diseases. You will improve the quality of your life, you feel happier and the chances of you ending up with degenerative diseases as you get older, reduces drastically.
When it comes to having more candles on their birthday cake, vegetarians are leading the pack! There are several reasons that will prompt you to push aside the red meat steak and begin eating more plants. The benefits of eating plants over animals extend way beyond just increasing your life span. By means of eating more plants, you are limiting the risks of chronic diseases including cancer, diabetes, heart ailments and rheumatoid arthritis. A plant-based diet can not only improve your quality of life but also reverse and prevent heart diseases.
Don’t miss another beat, and switch to a plant-based diet. The long term benefits are plenty.