ANTI AGING : JUICING TO LOOK YOUNGER
- Top 5 Juices FOR ANti-aging
- 4 best nutrients for Happy healthy skin
- Stay Outdoors?
Consider the dollars spent on anti-aging technologies like Botox, plastic surgery, skin whitening, etc. These are all only what can be done to the surface. Every year there are thousands of new dermatology technologies and facials and lasers, while very few people talk about what’s going on inside and beneath the skin.
With so many plastic surgery and laser rejuvenation techniques, we have become used to artificial anti-aging -- do we even recognize that bleached white teeth are a mere façade? Good teeth, like everything in your body, are built from the inside out.
When it comes to aging in particular, it turns out that what we feed ourselves will have a lot of impact on our skin, and the quality of health.
There are two different types of skin changes:
- Chronological Aging: this is from the passage of time alone
- Photo Aging: changes resulting from excess sun exposure
Photo aging shows up as wrinkles, slackness, loss of collagen, and texture changes. You can also lose pigmentation, or gain excessive pigmentation in areas of high exposure.
In both kinds of aging, the best support begins with your diet. After all, you wear the biggest organ in your body: your skin!
SO, WHAT’S Going on? IT’S ALL ABOUT REPLICATION.
Your body’s cells constantly replace themselves by replicating, and each replication takes a toll on your DNA. That’s chronological aging.
Over-exposure to the sun damages your DNA’s ability to replicate well. You can compare your skin to a photocopier. What happens when you begin to run out of ink? It’s a bit like that with aging. Our cells, including skin cells, make copies of themselves, but after too many copies are made (or with over-exposure to the sun), they begin to make poorer and poorer copies. Therefore we age.
What’s great is that juicing helps us restore much-needed nutrients and hydration levels, and helps clear away the cell-wastes that make it difficult for cells to replicate.
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TOP 5 HYDRATING JUICES:
GREEN FOODS HELP US RESPOND TO THE SUN MORE EFFICIENTLY
DRINK YOUR SUNSCREEN?
Did you know that your skin has natural compounds that protect you from sunburns, and that more of these compounds are created by, and operate optimally by getting good nutrition?
In fact, there’s been a lot of talk in recent years about your body working with the sun naturally, and science emerging about possible dangers with conventional sunscreens.
In reality, we are built differently — each of us — with varying levels of sun-efficiency based on our ethnic background and heritage, with the ability to produce our own SPF naturally. The name of this natural SPF? MELANIN.
In the skin, melanin is capable of transforming damaging ultraviolet light waves into heat (a process known as ultrafast internal conversion). This transformation keeps ultraviolet radiation from damaging our DNA. In other words – it’s our natural sunscreen. It’s no wonder most people who have traditionally lived close to the equator are rich in natural melanin.
But did you know that you can help your body produce more melanin?! This means that eating quality, nutritious food IS skincare.
A proper diet and UV exposure lead to melanin production AND vitamin D production! Did you know that Vitamin D is necessary for every hormone in our body? Yet, over 75% of people in North America are deficient in vitamin D.
They key is: hydration and a nutritious diet — like you get when you juice raw fruits and vegetables
So, what’s best?
TOP 4 NUTRIENTS FOR HAPPY YOUTHFUL SKIN
Now that we know how to safely and easily get our sunshine, let’s learn a bit more about the key nutrients we need to be ingesting to regrow and restore collagen and hydrate our cells, repair the capillaries and normalize skin tone. Not to mention, all those sumptuous antioxidants.
- VITAMIN C
How to get it: Oranges, tangerines, limes, guava, lemons, strawberries,, grapefruit,, broccoli, tomatoes, cabbages, spinach.
- VITAMIN K
How to get it: raw coconut, dark leafy greens
- VITAMIN E
How to get it: bananas, apples, kiwi, avocadoes
How to get it: coconut, bell peppers, bananas, pineapple and watermelon, collard greens, kale, and bok choy, watercress.
SO, WHERE DO AGING PROBLEMS START?
Often, they actually begin by spending too much time indoors. If you live in a temperate climate, when you experience winter you’re inside more and you lose your protective stores of critical vitamins. Ever wonder why you begin feeling better in the spring when you naturally begin to spend more time in the sun? The sun is using the nutrients in the food you consume to replenish those empty cells, and your brain is rewarding you with dopamine! Some people even report feeling a “tanner’s high” (is this is sign of vitamin deficiency?).
So, ultimately, getting some sun — but not enough to burn you — and eating (and drinking) a good diet will give your skin, and you, a healthy, energetic glow!
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