02 Sep 6 Top Age-Defying Foods
Want to look and feel younger – or slow the hands of time? Treat your skin well from the inside and out with these nutrients for a natural way to fight the signs of ageing, pollution, sun exposure, stress and alcohol…
Free radicals damage cells and lead to premature ageing and disease. The best way to combat free radicals is through antioxidants. We put them on our skin through high quality cosmeceutical products from DMK and Aspect Dr (pictured, right), and we put them in our bodies through fresh fruit and vegetables. But some are higher in antioxidants than others. Watermelon contains a potent antioxidant called lycopene which can help ward off heart disease and cancer. The juicy fruit is also rich in Vitamin A and C, which are essential for keeping skin healthy and youthful.
Contain selenium which is a trace mineral that promotes skin elasticity. It is another antioxidant that helps reduce the chance of skin cancer and slows the visible signs of ageing.
This superfood is one of the best leafy green vegetables for ageing. Packed with Vitamin C, antioxidants, sulfur, omega fatty acids (also found in DMK’s efa complex) Vitamin A and calcium, its nutrients help promote strong bones, liver detoxification, protection against free radical damage and reduuce wrinkes, lines and dry skin.
If you are interested in healthy ageing you’ve probably already heard of resveratrol. It directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity. And its found in abundance in red grapes – as well as Aspect Dr’s Resveratrol Moisturising cream (above, right).
The key antioxidant in turmeric is called curcumin. It helps keep your brain young and healthy, working to preserve brain function and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Curcumin is all about preventative ageing from the inside out. It protects against heart disease and cancer. It’s a versatile spice that can be used in a wide range of recipes (click here for ideas!).