Is What You Eat Making You Look Older?

/>Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of us all?  Are you Snow White or the little old witch who wants to look like Snow White?  You see, what we eat has a huge impact on how we look, and more importantly, how we feel on a day to day basis.

Eating junk food or high fatty food puts our body into an inflammatory state.  It causes us to look older without doing our doing anything more harmful than that.  Have you ever had the opportunity to look at two people, maybe a mom and a daughter, and you couldn’t for the life of you tell who was younger or who was older?

That’s because the food we eat and the nutrients we put into our bodies can clog our arteries or pack on the extra pounds, aging us before our time.Certain foods, by their very nature, cause our body to go into an inflammatory state and make us look and feel old.  There’s no mystery about which foods these are.

If you want to stay as young as possible, make sure your skin has enough hydration. Be sure to drink a lot of water each day.Tolook goodand glow all the time, there are certain foods you need to stay away from.

Anything that’s fatty in nature, like potato chips and fries, is something that will not help you.  Pastries and doughnuts, or other sugary foods, are high in trans-fats, but they also lead to inflammation of your body.  Alcohol can make you prematurely look old.

I will never forget the time when I found out that ladies in Russia don’t date men over 30 or 40 years old. Why? Because of the amount of vodka they drink.  As a result of all that alcohol, they look and feel 10 to 20 years older than they actually are.

The best way to stop this premature aging or to feel young is to eat anti-inflammatory foods.  These foodsgive your body sufficient nutrients.  They hydrate your skin and make your skin glow. They make you feel good on the inside.

The best foods to achieve all this are foods that are as close to the source as possible.  What do I mean by this?  Think ofanything that you can get off the ground and eat almost immediately.  Any fish, protein, or plant foods from nature which we can consume without substantially converting them into another state, are what will be very good for your skin and make you look young.

So for example, green vegetables, or lettuce are great anti-inflammatory foods.  All you have to do is rinse them, put them into a salad, toss them around, and immediately you can eat and consume them.  Fish is another great example.

If you’re staying away from McDonald’s or the fast food joints, if all you do is get a piece of fish,  bake it,and put on your favorite ketchup or spices, you’re almost eating  close to the source.   Any food that you eat directly from the source is a great source of nutrients to your body.

More importantly, all the chemicals and nutrients, like vitamin C and proteins that your body really needs, are extracted directly from the food. Your body digests them, and you automatically feel better.  What you eat not only impacts the amount of pounds that you regularly pack on, it also impacts how good you look, and more importantly how good you feel.

The better you feel, the more energy you will have. This will automatically projectoutward. You will feel good and look good.

Eating and treating your body right is the best thing you can do for yourself.  Do yourself a favor. Give yourself a face lift, all by consuming and eating foods that are closer to the source than what you would usually eat.

Chicago Personal Trainer