Diets play a role in terms of the appearance of any person, especially after a certain age, when any change is very visible. After long research, dietitian Elizabeth Peyton-Jones has developed a highly effective diet plan.
Some bad habits should be eliminated, while adding foods that will help you look younger. Here’s what you should do:
A well-functioning digestive system is very important to aging beautifully. When the stomach is lazy, nutrients are not well absorbed, and the hair, skin, nails, muscles and bones are not fed properly.
Infections such as candida, make their presence felt, leading to side effects such as headaches, spots on the skin, fatigue, depression, low energy and high cholesterol. The immune system depends on 70% of stomach and intestines.
The best cleanser is red beet, is full of vitamins and minerals. Red beet contains folic acid, iron, calcium, fiber, magnesium, amngan, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A, V and C and many antioxidants.
Best remedy against inflammation is turmeric, because it helps eliminate inflammation, a natural reaction to injury, allergies and infections. As a person ages, it becomes more prone to them. The immune system begins with the stomach, so if it is inflamed (signs are the gas, bloating and sensitivity), means that the system is compromised.
Foods that lead to inflammation are red meat, sugar, white flour and some dairy products. It is best to choose foods that contain antioxidants such as polyphenols, including curcumin (an active ingredient in turmeric) and omega 3 fatty acids. Put a teaspoon of turmeric into an omelet or a fruit juice from time to time and you have everything to gain.
Some women begin with age, to feel pain in the joints, especially during menopause, when estrogen levels decrease. It is good to have a diet rich in this element, it can be found in beans, seeds, vegetables and whole grains.
Each cell in the body needs oxygen, but it is highly reactive and always looking to combine with other molecules, causing unstable atoms called free radicals, which then steal electrons from other atoms. This process leads to oxidative stress, which destroys the cell structure if left untreated for long periods of time. Alcohol, stress, ultraviolet radiation and chemicals in cleaning products and foods lead to an increased number of free radicals.
A diet rich in antioxidants can do much better, one of these foods are red beans, and other varieties of this vegetable.
When there is a hormonal imbalance in the body, the person begins to gain weight, sleep less and begin to look older. For example, a stress hormone imbalance leads to storage of abdominal fat, anxiety, mood swings, allergies, headaches, infections and muscle weakness.
Poorly acting thyroid leads to fatigue, dry skin, cold hands and feet, thin hair, nails that break easily and irregular periods.
Too much insulin leads to cellulitis, left skin, abdominal fat, fatigue, poor memory, cravings for carbohydrates, more accumulation of fat in the blood and diabetes.
Eat pumpkin seeds, asparagus, raw grains, nuts, seeds and oysters.
The best food that balances hormones is garlic, which contains vitamin B6, which produces serotonin and, which corrects cortisol. Garlic is also a source of phytoestrogens, which are very good during menopause.
Each cell in the body works better when slightly alkaline, but when you eat more acidic foods like coffee, processed meat, cheese, cereals and drinks a lot of added sugar foods, on long term – accelerates aging.
To neutralize this excess body extracts calcium (which is alkaline) and magnesium from the bones, weakening them and leading to osteoporosis. Iodine is taken from the soft tissue, with negative effects on the thyroid.
Lemon is the best food in this situation, with a powerful alkalizing effect. Mix it with water and juice, and use a straw to prevent tooth decay.
Some products that age us are:
Sugar: there is a big difference between simple and refined sugar, usually added to food. The latter ages our body and slows the release of carbohydrates in the body. The brain feeds on glucose, but unlike other organs, he cannot hold, so it is very sensitive to blood flow that traverses it, making it vulnerable to large fluctuations.
Sodium: It is not good to eat more than 3 grams of sodium per day, pay great care to salt hidden in various foods. Better choice other spices to flavor food.
Milk: although it is rich in calcium, vitamins and protein, it speeds up the aging process, resulting in inflammatory processes, hormonal imbalance and increase acidity. Better choice of goat or sheep milk, which are richer in vitamins and minerals and contain anti-inflammatory elements.
Meat: it needs protein to build muscles, ligaments and bones, but too much meat leads to premature aging due to sulfates and nitrates it contains. In addition, lead to free radicals. Eat more fish, avocados, eggs, vegetables, nuts and seeds, instead of excess meat.
Bad fats: fat is necessary for maintaining cell structure, helping to absorb all the nutrients to the brain and other organs. In excess, however, and especially of poor quality, fat is leading to serious diseases. Choose healthy fat foods like oily fish, avocados, soybeans, walnuts and goat and sheep products, giving up on the refined oils.