Nobody wants to look old or feel old, but ageing is a reality of life. However, there are ways of dealing with the ageing process, to ensure a good quality of life and to make you feel and look younger than your physical age. The following information is shared by the nutritionists at The Nutri Centre as guidance and these are their recommendations to you.
Where possible, a regime of healthy eating and regular exercise is the key to good health. On the inside, such lifestyle practices can lower your risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and other chronic diseases. On the outside, skin care is not all about what is applied to the skin! Making sure your diet contains the right nutrients will also offer real benefits to your appearance.
There are some basic guidelines to help yourself combat the march of ageing:-
• Aim at consuming a balanced diet rich in fibre
• Drink plenty of water to keep the epidermis hydrated and to flush out toxins in the system.
• Reduce salt and sugar intake
• Keep at your correct weight
• Reduce intake of saturated fats
• Limit alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine and other drugs
• Control food portion sizes
• Reduce consumption of processed foods
• Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables
• Keep the humidity in your home in check. If it is too dry, your complexion will suffer – so try placing bowls of water near heat sources.
Filling the nutrition gap:
For many older people, it can be difficult to maintain a variety of fruits and vegetables in a daily diet. Supplements may help fill the nutrition gap. Supplements that may be recommended for good anti-ageing effect may be CoQ10, glisodin, anti-oxidants, hyalauronic acid, vitamin C, resveratrol, vitamin A and vitamins D and E.
Antioxidants are the main element of a ‘youthful’ diet. They are believed to assist in preventing disease by destroying free radicals before they get the chance to do harm to your body. Some popular antioxidant foods are berries, broccoli, spinach, green tea, garlic and tomatoes. Antioxidants are also available in capsule form.
Co-enzyme Q10 ‘powers’ the cells for efficient body function. This valuable nutrient can be found in supplement form, or from foods such as oily fish.
Another useful anti-aging nutrient is Hyaluronic acid. Plentiful in our bodies when we are born, its levels slowly recede over time. Hyaluronic Acid occurs in the deeper layers of our skin, known as the dermis and it appears to help keep the skin smooth, because of it’s water retention qualities. It also regulates the life cycle of cells, by increasing their longevity. Hyaluronic Acid also apparently helps to repair skin wounds and appears to help maintain collagen levels.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant essential for wound repair and tissue maintenance. Supplementation of Vitamin A has been successful in treating severe acne that is resistant to antibiotics – because of its ability to reduce the secretion of sebum and the size of the sebaceous glands. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, which is believed to significantly decrease oxidative stress and blood pressure. Vitamin E is commonly added to creams and lotions to treat dry and aging skin.
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The Nutri Centre – Europe’s leading dispensary of complementary medicine – offers a comprehensive range of anti-ageing nutrients. You can find out more from skilled nutritionists in the ‘AGEING GRACEFULLY’ section of the Nutri Centre website
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