Healthy Ageing - Inside & Out

Time to embrace some healthy and sustainable habits to create a positive change in your diet and lifestyle for a healthier you. Lets get energetic and full of self-love for this year and beyond! But, what is the secret to healthy ageing? We all read magazines, blogs and are overwhelmed with a wealth of information, but what advice to you actually listen too?

When it comes to healthy ageing, antioxidants are your body's secret weapon to preventing disease and keeping you healthy. Don't worry - here are your saviours: 

1. Resveratrol: Found in red grapes, blueberries and the herb polygonum, this effective antioxidant helps with longevity by protecting your cells from free radical damage. 

2. Curcumin: The main constituent of turmeric has been used traditionally for skin and wound healing; and may also aid in chronic disease prevention due to its valuable antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. 

3. Quercetin: This potent bioflavonoid may help support the integrity of blood vessels and help keep your cardiovascular system healthier. 

The question is, how can you integrate these simple and effective changes into your lifestyle? Age  gracefully through enjoying two services of fresh fruits and three serves of colourful vegetables daily to give you the nutrients that will promote a healthy body. Secondly, EAT YOUR PROTEIN because it aids tissue repair and helps stabilise your energy levels so ensure you have some form of protein with every meal and snack - it works wonders to keep you energised throughout the day. Additionally, drink 8 glasses of water daily, minimum! Hydration is essential for healthy skin as well as optimal brain function. Last but not least, ENJOY YOURSELF and TREAT YOURSELF. Allow the occasional treat to help balance your lifestyle because happiness is the essential ingredient to it all.