Yes, you can slow down the ageing process. And yes it can be done with these amazing six foods.
As we get older, our digestion changes and our organs start to age. This can often to lead to drinking less water than we used to, or becoming lazy in our food choices. All of which results in the rapid ageing of your internal organs, which is then reflected on the outside.
Check out these six incredible foods which not only help keep your insides nice and clean, they are loaded with so many nutritional benefits, your skin and body will have no choice but to slow down the ageing process.
Don’t be deceived by the name, this is actually a seed not a grain. Buckwheat is high in protein and studies have shown it benefits people with diabetes and is a good source of vitamin B12 and magnesium. Used in soups, casseroles, or as a wheat flour replacement in a variety of recipes, eating buckwheat has been known to assist in digestive and cardiovascular health.
This ancient gluten-free grain, has been used for centuries world-wide, and is a staple food for one third of the world’s population. This is due to the nutritional value of the grain, as it’s very high in amino acids, fibre, B vitamins, iron, magnesium and vitamin C. All the essential ingredients needed to help you obtain clear, glowing skin.
These beautiful pink and green fruits are rich in flavonoids and polyphenols, which are loaded with antioxidant properties, to help your body fight against free radicals and toxins. Dragon Fruit also contains lycopene; which has been known to fight off cancer cells. This strange and wonderous fruit also contains a high dose of vitamin C, which is great for promoting good skin health.
Full of collagen, gelatine is the ultimate anti-ageing ingredient there is, particularly for women. Females stop producing high doses of collagen from the age of 25, and collagen is required to keep your gut healthy, and your skin firm. Gelatine is full of amino acids glycine and proline, which are responsible for the structure of collagen. The best source of gelatine you can get is through bone broth.
Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds:
In traditional Chinese medicine, pumpkin is excellent for treating skin irritations like eczema. But, it’s also great for removing excess mucus in the lungs as well as aiding regulation of blood sugar levels. The skin of a pumpkin, along with its flesh and seeds are rich in iron and zinc, two minerals well known for boosting hair growth, promoting healthy nails and clearing skin.
If you’re prone to nasty breakouts when menstruating, you need to eat more parsley. Parsley helps stimulate menstruation, easing the symptoms of a hormone overdose, by promotes a more-steady cycle. It’s also rich in B vitamins, magnesium, iron, copper and vitamin C, which help combat a variety of skin issues. Like hormonal breakouts.