Reversing the Effects of Aging
We can’t stop time, but what is within our reach is trying to stay in shape and have smoother, softer and brighter skin to look younger than we actually are. “Every day we don’t take in proteins is a day we age”, says Dr. Perricone, an expert in anti-aging diets. And that’s because quality proteins make us look better on the outside and improve our health on the inside.
The Benefits of Quality Proteins
No more having a coffee and some whole wheat crackers for breakfast or a piece of fruit for dinner. Why? Including dairy, eggs, fish (especially salmon), shellfish or poultry in every meal not only has a minimal impact on blood glucose levels, but it also slows down the sugar rollercoaster and, therefore, silent inflammation. Yes, that inflammation that you don’t see and don’t feel affects the quality of your skin and accelerates the premature appearance of wrinkles and sagging. It can even cause adult acne, skin redness and sensitivity, and as we already told you, it worsens cellulite. Add eggs to your meals to introduce quality proteins. Muscles and skin, as well as their tensile fibers – the famous collagen and elastin – are made of proteins. So if you want to put the brakes on the signs of age and strengthen muscle mass, a key factor in stopping weight gain as we get older, don’t forget to include them in your menus, if possible, accompanied by fiber and good sources of fat, such as olive oil, avocado or nuts. You’ll feel better and look better!
Shape Your Body with the Right Foods
By the way, if you want to know which specific foods can modulate certain hormones and help you shape your arms, stomach, hips, thighs or butt, don’t miss this week’s magazine, already in your kiosk.