How to Stay Ageless and Feel Young, According to Experts
Ageless beauty isn't about turning back the clock or looking 20 something forever–it's about having confidence in how you look, feeling your absolute best and being happy at any stage in our life. That said, lifestyle choices play a major role in the way we age, look and feel. While smoking a pack a day and drinking a bottle of wine every night might be fun, chances are we're not going to look or feel good for long. Adopting a healthy lifestyle and making a few positive changes can make a big difference in our overall well-being, Eat This, Not That! Health spoke with experts who revealed their ageless beauty tricks and how to look and feel good at any age. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.
Challenge Your Brain
President/CEO, Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America says, "Keep your brain active. Challenge your brain by starting a new hobby like playing tennis, learning to speak a foreign language, trying a cooking class, or something you haven't done before. Even something as simple as brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand stimulates the brain by forcing it to think outside of its normal routine."
Bishnu Pada Das, a personal trainer with the Crazy Athlete says, "Let's start with Ayurvedic medicine that helps protect skin cells, Triphala. It is a mixture of three dry fruits — Amla, Harad, and Beheda. It's an excellent medicine that helps rebuild our skin protein and retain moisture in the skin. It is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants such as vitamin C, which helps form collagen. So add two teaspoonfuls of Triphala powder to a glass of water and leave it overnight. Drink this on an empty stomach in the morning. You can also enhance this concoction's anti-aging properties by adding a cinnamon stick, leaving it overnight, and drinking it in the morning by adding a tablespoon of honey. Cinnamon and honey have high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which help slow down skin aging."
"Protein is very important for our skin," Das reveals. "It helps build collagen, which is essential to make smoother and wrinkle-free skin. The best protein sources you can add to your diet are chicken, fish, eggs, cottage cheese, peanut butter, lentils, etc."
Das explains, "It is rich in antioxidants that help to reverse the sign of aging. It reduces wrinkles and fine lines and also lightens pigmentation. Antibacterial and astringent properties in Amla helps to fight skin infection. Amla is a rich source of vitamin C, so it increases collagen formation, which helps to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. The easiest way to consume Amla is 20 to 30 ml of Amla juice diluted with warm water. You can also mix one spoon of jaggery powder in this mixture and drink. Jaggery contains iron which improves the hemoglobin level of our body, and it also naturally purifies the blood. All this, in turn, will promote antiaging."
According to Das, "It is a really powerful anti-inflammatory herb in nature. It helps to rejuvenate the skin tissues while also reducing inflammation. Giloy is excellent for the skin as well as the immune system. It contains flavonoids that fight against cell damage and promote new cell growth. It also helps to reduce wrinkles and promotes glowing skin. Giloy juice or tablets are easily available in any Ayurvedic store or online. You should consume it once or twice a day, as mentioned on the product."
"Spinach is high in antioxidants. It also contains vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as magnesium, heme iron, and lutein," says Das. "Vitamin K helps in preventing inflammation in cells. Spinach is also high in water content; therefore, it helps to keep the skin hydrated.. Have spinach at least once a week. You can also add spinach to your salad.. Spinach juice is also an excellent way to consume spinach and gain its anti-aging benefits."
Das reminds us, "Healthy foods are essential for healthy skin. It's very important to include varieties of colorful fruits and vegetables in our daily diet. When we consume varieties of fruits and vegetables throughout the day, we get many different types of essential vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants which help to maintain the elasticity of our skin. The most important vitamins for skin health are vitamins A, C, D, E, and K. These vitamins help build collagen that improves skin health and prevents sagging."
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