Ageing begins from when a child is born. However, there are other factors that can lead to premature ageing, including the usage of incorrect skincare products and gorging on unhealthy foods. One can achieve a perfect skin by including turmeric, ginger and green leafy vegetables in the food intake, says an expert.
Speaking at the Anti-Ageing Health and Beauty show, held at the London Olympia recently, Geraldine McCulgan of the College of Naturopathic Medicine said, "What you eat today... you wear tomorrow."
The beauty therapist shared some helpful tips on natural choices for anti-ageing and the small changes that one can effect in one's lifestyle to help slow down ageing.
Accelerating ageing is affected by the following
|Glycation (the process of sugar and it affects joints) |
|Lack of nutrients|
|Overload of toxins|
|Free radical damages|
|Loss of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) which regulates cellular energy|
|Lack of oil and water|
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So if you want to slow down ageing, McCulgan recommends following a diet made up of whole grains, vegetables, legumes, mild-sweet and non-sweet fruits. One can also try the following things:
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|Avoid refined sugar|
|Eat protein with every meal|
|Swap refined sugar products with wholegrain alternatives|
|Eat plenty of fibre rich vegetables|
|Include cinnamon - lowers blood sugar levels|
|Consult the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale - which identifies the anti-oxidants in foods|
Inflammation is behind many degenerative diseases, so here we have some advice from Geraldine on how to reduce it:
|Green leafy vegetables|
|Omega 3 fatty acids|