Beauty Boosting Fruits to Defy Aging

Fruits are one of the best anti-aging foods you can eat. They’re full of water which hydrates the skin and they’re rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which nourish your body and protect against aging internally and externally. Below we’ll be sharing some of the top fruits to add to your diet if you want to look and feel 10 years younger.

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Apple

Apple contains numerous enzymes that nourish the skin and help to keep it hydrated. It’s also great at firming the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Apple is an extremely versatile fruit and can be eaten in numerous ways. It’s a satisfying snack when eaten on its own and it also tastes great when added to smoothies.

Avocado

Avocado is packed full of healthy fats, vitamin E and B vitamins. The healthy fats support the production of healthy skin cells which are essential for brighter, more vibrant looking skin. The B vitamins also keep your skin healthy and protect against various skin disorders while vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which reduces the visible signs of aging.

Avocado can be eaten on its own as a tasty and filling snack. Alternatively, you can use it to create guacamole which is a perfect side dish for many different meals.

Blueberries

Blueberries are widely recognized as a superfood and can enhance almost all areas of your health, and your skin is no exception to this rule. These small, juicy fruits are one of the richest sources of antioxidants you’ll find and these antioxidants will protect your skin from harmful free radicals that accelerate the visible signs of aging. They’re also an excellent source of vitamin C which promotes the production of collagen in the body – a connective tissue which helps the skin maintain its elasticity and youthful appearance.

When it comes to eating berries, you have lots of options. They can be eaten on their own as a snack, combined with yogurt to add flavor or even used as part of a berry based fruit salad.

Kiwi

Kiwis are rich in antioxidants which help to keep the skin firm and reduce inflammation of the skin. They’re also packed full of vitamin C which as discussed above, helps your skin stay elastic and free of wrinkles.

Kiwis taste great on their own and are a snack that you can keep with you and enjoy anywhere. You can also use them to flavor yogurt and give it a sweeter, more refreshing taste.

Papaya

Papaya is rich in numerous skin-supporting nutrients. First, it contains high levels of vitamin A which helps your skin stay moist and retain water. It’s also rich in vitamin C which keeps your skin elastic as you age and protects against fine lines and wrinkles. Finally, it contains plenty of vitamin E which helps your skin stay youthful by protecting it from free radicals.

Papaya tastes great raw and can also be combined with other fruits for a zesty fruit salad. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, try combining it with cilantro, jalapeno peppers and ginger to create a tasty salsa.

To keep the years off your skin, try this amazing Avocado Kiwi Smoothie Bowl recipe:

  • 1 cup kale leaves
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana cut into coins
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon of agave syrup and a drizzle after preparation. 
  • cup raspberries
  • 1 kiwi cut into sections.
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds

Get a good blender and pour in a cup of almond milk. Add half of the sliced banana, avocado, ice, and kale leaves.  Top it off with the kiwi, banana coins, sprinkle it with chia seeds, and finish it with a light and thin drizzle of agave syrup.

Love and Light,

Shaline

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Tips and Tricks for Anti-Aging Beauty

Do you ever wonder how certain celebrities maintain their youthful appearance as the years pass by? Certain Hollywood stars seem to have been blessed with the fountain of youth and look younger by the day. So how do they do it? Below we’ll be telling you how by sharing some of the top celebrity anti-aging secrets with you.

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Stay Hydrated

One of the biggest celebrity anti-aging secrets is to drink plenty of water. Halle Berry and Gwyneth Paltrow both make it a priority to stay hydrated during the day and attribute this as one of the biggest reasons for their beautiful, glowing complexions.

This really is no surprise as your skin thrives on moisture and the more water it has available, the more vibrant and youthful it will look. So, make sure you’re getting at least eight glasses of water per day to keep your skin looking youthful.

Exercise Regularly

You’ll find that almost every celebrity that looks younger than their years will exercise on a regular basis. Halle Berry is a huge fan of cardio and bodyweight training while Julianne Moore regularly practices yoga and weightlifting. Angelina Jolie maintains her youthful appearance with cardio and kickboxing while Julia Louis-Dreyfus believes hiking helps her stay young.

As you can see from the celebrities above, any type of exercise can help you look younger. The most important thing is that you’re consistent with it and exercising at least three times per week.

Try this simple workout routine to keep you looking young and flawless:

  • Squats. 3 sets of 8-10 reps. 2 minutes rest between sets.
  • Bench Press. 3 sets of 8-10 reps. 2 minutes rest between sets.
  • Rows. 3 sets of 8-10 reps. 2 minutes rest between sets.
  • Triceps Press Downs. 1 set of 10-12 reps.
  • Calf Raises. 1-2 sets of 10-12 reps. 1-minute rest between sets.

Avoid Processed Foods

Processed foods damage your skin and accelerate the visible signs of aging. By cutting alcohol, refined sugar and other harmful processed foods out of your diet, you’ll quickly start to look and feel younger.

Many celebrities with smooth, young looking skin are well aware of this anti-aging secret and eat accordingly. Gwyneth Paltrow eats a whole foods diet while Halle Berry avoids sugar completely and Jennifer Lopez sticks to a high protein diet.

Take Care of Your Skin

While diet and exercise are incredibly important for graceful aging, a good skin care regimen is also essential. To keep your skin looking its freshest you need to be moisturizing on a daily basis and exfoliating at least once a week. This will clear out dead skin cells, nourish fresh skin cells and keep your skin soft, supple and youthful.

All of the youngest looking celebrities have differing skin care regimens but Gwyneth Paltrow’s is one of the simplest and easiest to follow. She exfoliates her skin regularly and then applies coconut oil topically to hydrate and moisturize her skin.

Stay Out of The Sun

The sun’s UV rays are a huge contributing factor to aging. They damage the skins cells, increase the formation of wrinkles and accelerate the aging process. So, if you want to stay young looking, stay out of the sun where possible.

Sandra Bullock is one of the biggest celebrity advocates of this anti-aging secret and has stated publicly that staying out of the sun has helped her skin stay radiant as she has aged.

Namaste,

Shaline