No one likes the idea of ageing and as a result people tend to do some pretty drastic things to hide the inevitable. Take plastic surgery for example, often people want immediate results to hide wrinkles or sagging and the anti-aging market sees sales that surpass $291 billion! What people don’t tend to consider is that aging occurs over time and therefore cannot be remedied by external products that can only momentarily hide the signs of aging.
To really slow the hands of time you have to go deeper and realise that preventing or even reversing the effects of aging must start from within, after all our skin is a reflection of how healthy we are on the inside. For those who understand the body, the idea of “energetic currency” is key; it means that you have a limited amount of energy that people tend to use on toxic processes rather than healing and detoxing their body. The faster this currency is used, the faster you will age. However if you were to save that currency or invest more currency into your body bank then you can slow or mend the signs of aging.
Fortunately there are certain foods, herbs and spices that help to promote the cleansing of the body and can reduce the signs of aging from the inside out.There are of course foods you should look to cut out such as junk food and those high in sugar, as they can aid the aging process. But here are some of the foods that will help fight the signs of aging:
A food that deserves its “superfood” title for a change, acai berries are packed with more antioxidants than almost any other berry on the planet. They have gained popularity over the years and can now be widely found. You might not like to eat them by themselves but adding them to some cereal, yoghurt or a smoothie is a great way to absorb their positive effects.
If you aren’t a fan of mushrooms then you might want to change your mind, they are packed with vitamin D and even vitamin D3 and D4, all of which are pretty powerful antioxidants that will help make you look healthier and younger.
Though technically a fruit, avocados are rammed with fiber, good fats and vitamin E. They have a creamy texture that feels like an indulgence even though it is good for you and is great for your skin because vitamin E is considered to be one of the most important antioxidants, protecting cell membranes from being damaged by free radicals.
Seaweed that contains chlorella is amazing at helping to detoxify the metals that can build up in our body from using canned foods and eating the likes of seafood. It is even believed to fight radiation that we are exposed to everyday from using mobile phones and from the environment.