How to Have Younger Look Than Original Age
Everyone wants a younger look. For younger look, people used different tactics which are mostly based on nutrition and supplements. Our major focus should be on healthy diet than supplements because intake of supplements for a long period could be harmful in future. In this article we’re going to talk about how to look at least 10 years younger from your original age. It’s just very basic common sense because if you think about it and if you want really youthful skin, you should consider first that “what does skin in man have”? Fat or protein? Is it made out of unsaturated fats? No, it’s made out of saturated fats. So, take a wild guess what you should be eating more? Cholesterol and saturated fats are the things that most of the doctors tell you not to eat. Just think about it, if you go on a low-fat diet, you start getting old really fast. So, if you want aging skin just starve yourself of fats especially saturated fats.
Benefits of Saturated Fats and Cholesterol
All right, now what do cholesterol and saturated fats do? Well, there are three things;
- Why is cholesterol important? Importance of cholesterol can be understand in such a way that 50% of your cell membranes are made out of cholesterol because we meet cholesterol the body makes it and we need it from our diet.
- It also helps you make bile to help you digest the fat that you’re eating specially to extract the fat-soluble vitamins out of that fat.
- Also, cholesterol is needed to make hormones because as you know, as you get older you lose your hormones and you look older.
Right so we want to make sure the food, the precursors and the raw material for your hormones. Following are the some important elements which are necessary for better looking skin.
Elements Which are Necessary for Good Looking Skin
Vitamin A is the most important anti-aging fat-soluble vitamin for your aging skin. The epidermis and the dermis are different layers of the skin that are controlled by vitamin A and if you have enough vitamin A, your skin will be soft and firm and it won’t be so dry because vitamin A deficiency creates dry and scaly skin. It’s called actually corn avocation which is real rough skin. You get acne.
Either you know this or not but the genes that make collagen needs vitamin A. So, vitamin A triggers the production of collagen. Now where do you get vitamin A?
Sources of Vitamin A
There are different vitamin A foods, you can get it from;
- leafy green vegetables; but the beta carotene in the leafy greens including kale and spinach and other green things like these, is a precursor. It’s not the active form of vitamin A. It has to be converted into the active form. So, it’s important to consume these things like oxidants and phytonutrients to convert Vitamin A into active form. But if you’re doing high amounts of beta-carotene without enough of these active forms your skin is not going to look as youthful. You really need the active form of vitamin A.
- Egg yolks
- Cod liver oil
- Salmon fish
Make sure that all you get is virgin cod liver oil. It’s just a higher quality. Make sure the eggs that you consume are pasture raised organic. very
The next important vitamin is vitamin E. Use of vitamin E for the different skin conditions are;
- Against oxidizing
- It will prevent wrinkles too
- It actually is anti-scarring
- It supports your pituitary hormones
- It’s another key nutrient to help as a building block especially if you’re going through menopause.
Vitamin E and Pregnancy
As you get older your ovaries go into hibernation. They go into retirement. They don’t work anymore. So, that means you don’t need as many sex hormones. So, the pituitary doesn’t out put as many hormones and vitamin E starts dropping down. You need vitamin E for those sex hormones. So, it’s very important to have vitamin E.
Sources of Vitamin E
where do you get vitamin E? Well, list of vitamin E foods from where you can get it from;
- Palm oil is eco-friendly of course, especially the red palm oil
- leafy green vegetables
- you can get from wheat germ oil
- you can get it from olive oil
- A lot of the other foods that I mentioned about vitamin A also have vitamin E.
The things you should avoid
Now the other thing on the flipside that you need to focus on is what to avoid?
Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs):
The number one the thing to avoid to prevent aging skin is AGEs. Age stands for “Advanced glycation end-products”. Now what is that? Basically, when you combine protein and sugar or protein with fat like in a deep-fried doughnut or French fries or if you’re taking protein like BBQ ribs, you’re actually compiling all that sugar with the protein. You create these sticky proteins and the protein starts getting sticky and it starts clogging everything up in the eye, the artery and your glands. But it’s going to make your skin look very old.
Is smoking bad for you? Yes, fast smoking also starts making these advanced glycation end-products as well.
The stress. we should avoid it.
Cortisol in high amounts ages the skin.
Avoid sugar and refined carbs. Simply because that’s going to oxidize and age things very fast. So, this is just one more reason that the healthy ketogenic diet is important. If we also add intermittent fasting to this, we can accelerate it even more, because we get repair actions and when you’re doing Intermittent fasting, you go through autophagy which kind of cleans out these damaged proteins that are unusable. Now you can clean up the old stuff within intermittent fasting and with healthy keto. Add enough saturated fats to provide these nutrients and other nutrients to start looking younger.