“Ageing like fine wine”- is one of the best compliments you could receive when you are nearing your supposed mid-life crisis. Genetics does help in reeling this in, but there are plenty of other factors that determine the quality of your skin and the wrinkles one can count. One of the best ways to look good from your mid-40s and up is to switch to a plant-based meal. For many, this might seem like a gap, too far for them to jump and make it. Worry not, we will be taking a look at certain dietary lifestyles that you can adopt to regain that youthful glow that you lost. Read on…
Switch To Non-Dairy
Thanks to the marketing and PR efforts of the dairy industry – Milk, yogurt, and cheese are all considered essentials in your diet. What many people are unaware of is that cow’s milk contains an insulin-like growth factor (GF-1), which is one of the rampant causes of inflammation and excess production of sebum, resulting in acne. Dairy is linked to skin wrinkling. If you are not in the pursuit of kicking the bucket when it comes to skincare and looking good, then drop the glass of milk!
Plus consuming milk can cause the concentration of hormones and pesticides – from the milk enhancing hormones to the pesticide-rich food sources. All of this affects human health. Everything from cancer of the prostate, ovarian to breast, is possible by drinking too much milk. Switch to non-dairy alternatives such as soy milk which has both the nutrients and the texture of cow’s milk. To further please your palate, add in almonds, flaxseed, pea, and many other plant-based foods that you can add-in.
Take In The Leafy Greens
Include a side of leafy salad with at least a meal, every day. The reason is that leafy greens such as spinach and kale, are kitted up to defend you from chronic diseases, like heart attacks and strokes. For every daily serving of leafy greens you put in your gut, you drop the risk of contracting the two aforementioned diseases by around 20 percent. Leafy greens also slow down cognitive decline which is evident as we age. Those who ate more greens had more “grey cells” to show for years later. Add in mesclun, mustard greens, collard greens arugula, beet greens, and Swiss chard for starters.
Take the step today to looking good down the line – it is an investment that like no other pays rich dividends at the end of its term!