|Drink Your Way to Youthful Skin and a Healthy Body|
|Written by Amanda Beisel|
Visibly healthy skin from the inside out
Transform your morning smoothie into an anti-aging elixir with the addition of four youth-enhancing ingredients. I am a self-confessed superfoods junkie and this addiction serves my mind, body and spirit, keeping me healthy and energized. Having a smoothie in the morning is a great way to feed your body a high dose of nutrition, antioxidants and superfoods.
What are you putting in your smoothie? Gone are the days of yogurt, juice and high sugar smoothies. You want your smoothie to sustain you throughout the day. The best way to do this is to pack it full of cell-nourishing, collagenboosting, glow-enhancing, powerhouse ingredients. Aside from great looking skin, you can also expect improved energy, mood, bone health, and joint health. Your body is your temple and your skin protects you, so it deserves daily love and nourishment.
MY TOP 4 SKIN AND BODY NOURISHING INGREDIENTS
#1: COLLAGEN. Fight those lines and wrinkles.
Collagen is a natural “anti-aging” protein that makes up about a third of the protein content in your body. Collagen, and elastin give the skin its firmness, elasticity, strength and structure. Over time, your collagen production slows down and is disrupted as part of the natural aging process. Great news is that you can replenish your collagen levels with a high quality supplement. Your skin, joints, hair, and bones will benefit from this healthy habit.
Remember that your lifestyle is in direct correlation to the health of your collagen too. Environmental stresses, nutrition, skin damage, cigarette smoke, recreational drugs, unhealthy diet, too much sugar, and alcohol will accelerate the loss of collagen. So it may be time to reassess your lifestyle and make some healthy changes that will benefit your health. Get rid of the old collagen killing habits to invite in collagen loving habits.
Recommended Product: TruMarine Collagen Supplement (Made in Canada)
#2: HYALURONIC ACID. Plump up and nourish the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is an essential component of the skin because of its ability to promote collagen. Collagen firms the skin while hyaluronic acid nourishes and hydrates the collagen. Hyaluronic acid retains the water, keeping the collagen moist and elastic. The reason hyaluronic acid is essential in skin care is because it retains 1,000 times its weight in water within the skin’s cells. No other biological substance can retain as much water as hyaluronic acid making our skin smooth and soft with few wrinkles.
Young people have plump, smooth, and highly elastic skin because they have high concentrations of hyaluronic acid. As we grow older, the body produces less hyaluronic acid, causing the hyaluronic acid concentration in the skin to fall. Around age 40, aging becomes more visible as our skin loses elasticity, forming lines and wrinkles.
Just like your collagen needs topping up each day, so does your hyaluronic acid. Just 2 tsp a day in your smoothie will ensure your skin, and joints are functioning at their optimal levels. This supplement is also great for dry scalp, and those prone to eczema and dry patches.
Recommended Supplement: 10x Hyaluronic Molecule by Fountain Beauty (Made in Canada)
#3: GLUTATHIONE. Turn back the hands of time.
Glutathione is a must-have in a serious anti-aging program. It is a substance found in every cell in the body. It acts as an antioxidant to neutralize free radicals and prevent cellular damage. Glutathione levels in the body start to decrease as we get older; and a decline of glutathione in the body will speed up the aging process. Glutathione has been proven to help lighten pigmentation and reduce melasma as well as bring a bright glow back to your complexion.
Supplementing with Glutathione is a must in an anti-aging program and also for those looking to achieve and maintain optimal health.
Recommended Supplement: Glow Molecule by Fountain Beauty (Made in Canada)
#4: TUMERIC. Fight Inflammation and slow down aging.
Tumeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory that has a long list of skin and health benefits. The active ingredient is curcumin which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Adding a 1/3 tsp of curcumin to your smoothie each day will reduce age accelerating inflammation. It also has been proven to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes, and depression.
Recommended Supplement: Organic Traditions Full Spectrum Tumeric Powder
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Start each day in a strong way by nourishing your body with nutrients, antioxidants, and superfoods. You will start to feel an increase in overall energy, a decrease in your stress levels, and a more balanced state of being. Aside from those incredible benefits, your skin will start to look brighter and healthier. Make today the day you start honouring your body and consciously choose what goes into it. Remember, you truly are what you eat.
MY YOUTH ACTIVATOR SMOOTHIE
You can stop here or add other fruits, veggies, or superfoods of your choice.