Living in today’s world, with our exposure to environmental pollution, processed foods and high amounts of stress, it’s easy to lose track of how we’re taking care of ourselves. Overtime, exposure to a high-paced lifestyle that lacks sound nutrition will begin to take a toll on our bodies, as well as our looks. Our skin may begin to look sallow, we carry around tired bags under our eyes, and we may even look older than we really are. However, when you eat right and provide your body with the nutrients it needs to fight the age-inducing environmental factors, you will not only feel more energetic and alive, but you will look it as well!
Fruits and vegetables are nature’s defense against aging, and contain powerful antioxidant compounds that help fight free-radicals, molecules responsible for aging, tissue damage, and possibly some diseases, that we are exposed to on a daily basis. According to Natural News, The more color and variety of produce, the more natural antioxidants one can consume. Antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables can contribute to a very large extent to our program of antiaging. Why? Because these natural chemical compounds slow or halt oxidative processes that may prevent or deter the onset of many diseases associated with aging, including..wrinkles and sun damage and much more.
Cherries are packed with antioxidants, and contain more free radical fighting power than almost any other food out there. According to a new study from the University of Michigan, cherries' unique compounds may work synergystically to deliver a powerful antioxidant punch. In addition, these little red ‘superfruits’ also contain high doses of Vitamin C, which encourages collagen production, and cherries contain anthocyanins, antioxidants that provide the distinctive red color and may hold the key to the health benefits locked inside. Additional studies suggest that these powerful pigments possess anti-inflammatory (Can you say puffiness around the eyes?) and anti-aging properties. For more, click here.
The melatonin in cherries also has antiaging effects in that it can promote sleep, and more sound sleep, to give your body the rest it needs to repair itself. As most skin and tissue repair occurs while you sleep, catching the recommended amount (7-9 hours) each night will ensure that your body and skin has the opportunity to repair damage that may occurred during the day due to sun, environmental toxins, etc. For more, click here.
When it comes to looks, it’s truly what’s on the inside that counts. What are your natural beauty secrets?