Diet plays a huge role in our rate of aging. We all know that drinking excessively and smoking creates premature aging, however diet is rarely given much attention in regards to aging. A healthy diet gives you the nutrients to create healthy new cells and repair damaged ones.
How can my diet stop me from premature aging?
Your skin is the largest organ in the body. The right nutrients and hydration will dramatically affect the elasticity of your skin.
Some diet tips to improve the health of your skin
1.Boost you vitamin c intake. Vitamin c isn’t only great for your immune system, it is also great for your skin and should be part of a healthy diet. Vitamin c is critical for wound repair. Oranges, tomatoes and kiwi’s are high in vitamin c
2.Vitamin A. This vitamin is very powerful in reversing the aging effect. It is contained in a variety of sources i.e. spinach, broccoli, apricots, sweet potato to name a few.
3.Vitamin D. Your skin naturally converts the sun into vitamin D. However it is also contained in foods such as orange and milk.
4.Vitamin E. Eat avocados for vitamin E. In fact avocados have over 20 powerful nutrients.
5.Drink 8 glasses of water a day. Keeping hydrated keeps the elasticity in your skin and makes it supple.
Habits to help prevent anti aging
1.Get plenty of sleep. Sleep is vital as it gives the skin time to rest and rapair. The skin cells need to replenish and rebuild.
2.Avoid the sun. Excessive amounts of sun damages your skin. Get only light amounts of sun. It takes the moisture out of the skin.
Genetics do play some role in aging. However diet and lifestyle play a bigger part. You cannot conrol your chronological age, however you can control your biological clock. I have seen mum and daughters where you can hardly see the difference.
Maintain a healthy diet, exercise and avoid smoking, drinking and make sure you consume all the healthy nutrients above.