and Headin’ Down
So….here we stand at the top! The journey so far has been full of adventure. Up hills, down dales and finally..we’re to the top of the highest mountain and we’re looking down into the valley full of….What?
Does the landscape turn you on? Would you rather turn to the left where you see the little brook sparkling in the sun, grab your pole and head down the hill? Or….would you rather head down to the little town below. The one that houses your kids and grandkids…your amazing posterity!
Without your Health, kiss the stream and the grands goodbye!
We all want a full life, and those of us standing on that hill want the best that life has to offer! We’ve done our part. We’ve made a difference in the world and our joy is full or is it? Do you feel alive and healthy or do you feel every ache and pain when you climb out of bed? does that little fishing brook look inviting or do you think “Are you kidding? The walk from the car to the water is more work than it’s worth?
Do you relish the thought of a walk in the park or playing kickball with a grandchild or are you just to tired to even think about it? Creating memories with our children and grandchildren is so important it seems we’ll do anything to bring it on!
In this post, I’ll share some of the secrets to feeling and being younger, even if you are on the top of that hill. Coming down the other side should be easy. None of that “tripping over logs and landing flat on your face stuff! So….read on!
Long forgotten Natural Anti Aging secret!
We’ve all heard the old wives tales that still make sense “Brush your hair 100 strokes” “Pinch your cheeks for a healthy glow” “Drink lots of water.” Well…..that’s secret number 1! Often forgotten, but so very true! Brushing 100 strokes distributes the oils and stimulates the hair roots, making even dry hair shine! As for pinching your cheeks, Try it. It really does make your skin look healthy, even for a few minutes… And water? Oh yeah….WATER! All of us know that health and water go hand in hand! Don’t forget the water! Now…..on with the show.
Natural Anti Aging Secrets from around the world!
CHINA has a little secret to share!
Tea….yes, it’s true! There are teas that are FULL of anti-aging antioxidants, especially green and white tea. EGCG, the antioxidant in these teas fight wrinkles and sagging skin by increasing “cell turnover” The formula: Mix green tea powder into white tea that you brew and put it on your face as a mask. Expect less wrinkles and plump healthy skin!
Let’s head on over to India!
I love this one! It’s easy, it’s relaxing and it’s LOADED with anti-aging properties! When we think Ginger root, we think “calm the stomach” maybe “cure for morning sickness” Well…..Indian women drink a cup of warm Ginger tea with honey ever day for smoother, younger looking skin. The grated Ginger has natural anti-aging properties and…the honey is an anti-bacterial, inflammation fighter! Ginger is also loaded with the antioxident “gingerol” which protects you from collagen breakdown. So….go to the grocery store, pick up some ginger root and a jar of natural honey and take a delightful cup of tea to sip as you read your favorite book.
Mexican woman are famous for their beautiful hands. we all know that as the hands loose elasticity and become wrinkled and old looking, we fee older! Younger looking hands are part of the whole anti-aging process. The secret….sugar and lemon juice! The lemon juice contains natural anti hydroxy, an ingredient found in many anti-aging formulas and the sugar acts as an exfoliant. it’s purpose is to scrub off all the old skin so moisturizers work better. The fact is, those of us who are mature just simply don’t shed our skin as well as the younger set so..exfoliation is important if we want younger looking skin.
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Extracting the secret from FRANCE!
In a previous blog, I talked about grapes, grape seed oil and grape seed extract. As I continue to find out more about anti-aging and the effects of grapeseeds, I’m convinced that GRAPESEEDS are a must for those of us who want to age gracefully and naturally!
I have used grapeseed extract for years but not for anti-aging! We use it in our house for building the immunity! I’ve made sure all my kids have a supply in their homes to keep my grandchildren healthy so…when I read the anti-aging benefits it made perfect sense!
Grape Seed Extract boost antioxident levels in our blood AND also protects the elasticity of our skin and collagen levels….(Collagen is the protein that makes our skin elastic and firm) and…here’s something else. You’d have to eat over a pound of grapes to get the benefits of 1/4 teaspoon or 50 Mg.
The GSE formula pictured can be bought online or at health food stores.
Warning: GSE is bitter! Add it to juice or mix it with your food.
THE ISLAND SECRET
Have you ever seen a really old looking Polynesian woman?
The secret…Noni fruit! Noni Juice is popular and it’s new among the models and gals of hollywood and New York but it’s been around and has been used by the island people for as long as history has a record. known for it’s anti-aging properties, polynesian women use the fruit for it’s anti-aging benefits and for wiping out crow’s feet, and fine lines and wrinkles. You can get Noni juice in just about any health food store.
So….there you have it! The best of the best world over..well at least 5 of the best 🙂 and as a bonus, I’m offering you some extra fun anti-aging green smoothie recipes!
My favorite Anti-Aging Green Smoothie Recipes for Better Skin!
We are what we eat as the saying goes and eating for health has never been easier! Put a bunch of ingredients like watermelon, cucumbers, berries and tomatoes in a “Bullet Blender” Stir it up and before you know it, you’re looking like a whole new person! Well…maybe not that fast, but it sounds exciting, right?
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Cucumber Smoothie to die for! Oh sorry…TO LIVE FOR!!
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped*
1 cup coconut water
1/2 cup chopped cantaloupe
1/2 cup chopped papaya
1 small lemon, peeled, quartered, and seeded
Several ice cubes
Put the cucumber, coconut water, cantaloupe, papaya, lemon, and ice cubes into a blender. Turn it on and pulse until you have the desired consistency. Serve cold.
*For best results, chill all ingredients before preparing.
Per serving: 143 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 35 g carbohydrates, 26 g sugar, 69 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein
Time of Your Life-Tropical Rx!
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup fresh or frozen mango
1 soft avocado
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut, divided
1. combine the strawberries, mango, avocado, coconut milk, 1 tablespoon of the coconut, and the almonds in a blender. pulse until the desired consistency is reached.
2. garnish with the remaining 1 tablespoon shredded coconut.
Per serving: 487 calories, 27 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 65 g carbohydrates, 40 g sugar, 21 mg sodium, 18 g fiber, 8 g protein
So there it is:
Anti-aging can be beautiful!
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