Everyone wants to slow down the signs of aging, whether for health reasons or vanity reasons. The truth is that the number of candles on your birthday cake is not as important as how you look and feel. We have all met the amazing 80-year old that looks like she is in her 60s, as well as the 50-year old who limps around like he is much older. The best way to combat the symptoms of aging is to know how to look for them and fix them from the inside out. Here are some signs to look for.
Look for: Red Eyes
Red eyes are usually a common sign of allergies and overly tired, strained eyes. However, if you notice your eyes are red majority of the time, it could be a symptom of chronic inflammation caused by arthritis. You can avoid the look of red eyes by eating foods that help reduce inflammation. Try to keep your diet full of alkaline foods, rather than acidic foods. Some foods that are great for reducing inflammation are sweet potatoes, walnuts, almonds, and cucumbers.
Look for: Saggy Skin and Wrinkles
Wrinkles and saggy skin cannot be avoided when you get up there in years. However, many individuals are seeing wrinkles and saggy skin well before their time. There may be many potions and lotions on the market that promise to cure this problem, but the real solution is a whole foods diet. Premature wrinkles and saggy skin can be a sign of a congested colon and overloaded liver.
The best thing to get your skin back on track is to start drinking a glass of warm water with lemon every morning. Three beauty foods you can add to your diet are pears, cabbage, and turmeric. Pears are high in fiber and can cleanse the colon naturally, while cabbage helps cleanse the blood with its vitamin C and sulfur. Turmeric is an overall powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory benefits.
Look for: Dry, Flakey Skin
Dry, flakey skin could be a sign of a thyroid issue. A weak thyroid will make your appearance look dull and also make you feel fatigued and run down. Check on your thyroid to look and feel more youthful. Also, you can help your thyroid by giving the adrenal glands a break from soy and caffeine. You can also add kale, lemon, and carrots to your diet to help your liver and kidneys out.
It is not easy getting old, but you can slow down the outer signs by switching up your diet. Don’t rely on miracle products that may not live up to their promises. Instead, focus on a whole foods diet, along with the other healthy tips above.
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