Younger-Looking Skin at Home with Bamboo Extract

Let’s take a look at at what Bamboo Extract can do for your skin and hair, but today in particular your skin.

Bamboo extract.
Bamboo is the richest source of the mineral silica, one of the most important components in making collagen. In one study, patients were given silica both orally and topically for 90 days. At the end of the study, the participants’ skin showed significant improvement in thickness and elasticity. Suggested recommended dosage is taking 50 mg of bamboo extract daily.

What Makes It So Special?
It is an important ingredient in a number of topical solutions as it is  designed to help improve a wide range of skin concerns. Not only does it help to replenish collagen stores and improve skin’s flexibility, it also contains Glycosaminoglycans, known as GAGs.

What are they you might say? …they are polysaccharides that exist naturally in the dermis of the skin as natural moisture factors that bind nearly 1000 times their weight in water.

The most commonly known GAGs are hyaluronic acid and dermatan sulphate. When they are at their optimum level, prevent moisture loss within the skin.

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This powerful combination of benefits means that aging skin treated with products containing Bamboo Extract will start to look smoother, firmer and plumper with regular use, which is why often it is such a popular ingredient in Asian skin care products especially moisturising creams and masks.

Aside from the high concentration of silica, Bamboo contains a number of natural antioxidants which can protect the skin against harmful free radicals and UV-induced damage, which ultimately contributes to a more even and radiant complexion.

It is also an anti-irritant, meaning Bamboo Extract is safe for sensitive skins, providing a much needed soothing and calming benefits that can even help to reduce the symptoms of dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It can also strengthen the surface area of the skin hence you will not have sensitivity or irritation.

Both our DAYTIME and STEMULATE has great amounts of Bamboo giving a dual approach for collagen, hydration giving smoother, firmer and plumper skin. These products are contained in our DAY & NIGHT Pack which will give you amazing results for your face and neck.

Also remember the importance of looking after the rest of your body. We want you to experience the beautiful feel of the CELL INFUSE Organic Body Custard, which will nourish and hydrate your skin.

For a limited time we are giving away a FREE 50ml Organic Body Custard when you purchase the CELL INFUSE DAY & NIGHT Pack. Click here to order now.

Prickly Pear Benefits for Skin

Prickly Pear benefits for skinPrickly Pear is very powerful and one of my favourite ingredients because of the numerous benefits it offers when it comes to moisturizing and softening skin. You see the seeds of the fruit are extremely high in essential fatty acids.

Oil pressed from prickly pears consists of 60% linoleic acid. This fat is key in stimulating healthy skin cell production and replacing old skin cells.

As a result, prickly pear oil soothes even the driest skin and leaves it softer. Linoleic acid allows the oil to penetrate deep into your skin without leaving a greasy residue. But it also has a low oleic acid content. That makes prickly pear oil non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog your pores or lead to breakouts. That’s good news!!!

But wait – there’s more!!! Prickly Pear is also rich in Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant and free radical scavenger. It combats cell damage that leads to skin aging. It also supports cell renewal and reduces the look of wrinkles, age spots, and under-eye circles.

One reason Prickly Pear has so many health benefits is that it has a wealth of antioxidants. It has potent pigments called betalains that have powerful anti-aging effects. In fact, Prickly Pear has higher levels of these super-antioxidants than other red and purple foods like açai, pomegranate, blueberries, goji berries or beets. The high antioxidant activity of betalains stimulates cell renewal, leaving you with new, glowing skin.

Prickly Pear for younger looking skin

This cactus is also rich in amino acids. These building blocks of protein stimulate collagen production. That helps skin stay firm while it tightens up skin pores for a young fresh look.

Now you can see why I am excited about including Prickly Pear in our organic and natural skin care. Check out these four:

CELL INFUSE Hydrating Cleanser with Lime Caviar
STEMULATE
GLOW Mask
Power Scrub

Prickly Pear has such a noticeable impact on the skin and the beauty is that you can use these products with confidence knowing they naturally work in harmony with your skin.

Along with…

  1. Supporting Cell Renewal
  2. Stimulating Collagen production
  3. Reducing the look of wrinkles, age spots and puffiness.
  4. Firms and tightens up skin pores.

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Avocado has secret anti-aging properties you’ll never hear about

Inside and out – avocados can give us something to really be excited about!

avocado-for-anti-aging-skin-careMost people have probably already heard about the wonderful benefits of including avocado in their diets with all those healthy fats, fibre and bag loads of nutrients. What most people don’t know is that whether you put an avocado in your mouth, on your skin, or pack it in your first aid kit – avocados have some truly exciting benefits.

Hidden inside those divine little ‘alligator pears’ are some wonderful anti-aging properties – oils that effectively fight against wrinkles, crow’s feet and skin discoloration – and are a powerful wound healer.

avocado-oil-benefitsAn unusual little fruit in that it is packed full of healthy oils instead of carbohydrates, avocados are full of antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal rich oils that can not only do wonders in the fight against aging – but also have great healing properties that help repair wounds faster, treat scarring, and even benefit a range of itchy skin conditions!

Dabbing a little avocado oil or fresh avocado on a wound will speed up recovery and protect your skin as it heals. Avocado oil – is filled with antioxidants that banish free radicals that prevent healing – will restore your skin’s youthful moisture and keep it looking young and supple – is rich in moisturizing fatty acids easily absorbed by your skin.

avocado nutrients for skin careWhat’s more – in addition to these natural antibacterial and antifungal properties – avocados contain around twenty essential nutrients including from a huge dose of Potassium to Vitamin E, Magnesium, Calcium, Folic Acid, Iron, Boron and the B-Vitamins.

All these nutrients, along with fatty acids – oleic and linoleic acid  help speed up and increase the repair and growth of new blood vessels and tissues, and boost collagen production. These fatty acids plump up your skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles!

Avocado Oil is great to keep on hand, whether you want to eat it or wear it. But Avocado Oil is thick, so if you’re going to use it as a moisturiser I recommend only using it at night or blending it with lighter oil, like coconut oil.

CELL Infuse Organic Body CustardAnother way to give your skin some avocado goodness is with our Cell Infuse Organic Body Custard with it’s high concentrations avocado oil and other beautiful organic ingredients – this lovely silky cream will not only sort out your problems with dry skin, it will help with those pesky signs of aging.

A little bit goes a long way so use sparingly and enjoy the difference Cell Infuse Organic Body Custard makes and get excited about the humble avocado along the way!

Here’s to a more beautiful you!

Judy & Team

Choose Skincare That Nourishes Your Skin

Think about your skincare routine as “treating” your skin with our LifeCell Cream. Then “feeding” your skin with our CELL Infuse products to receive the maximum results, so when you look in the mirror a younger you will be looking back. When purchasing skincare products, it’s essential to read the labels on everything from soaps to moisturizers and deodorants. Ingredients shouldn’t read like the index to a chemistry textbook.

Avoid products with ingredients like parabens, triclosan, mineral oil, sodium laurel, phthalates, or toluene. Many of these are made from petroleum. They can disrupt your endocrine system. Some have been linked to cancer, liver or kidney disease, and respiratory failure.

gree-tea-bagsInstead, look for ingredients that sound like foods to nourish your skin.

Here are three foods that work beautifully as skincare both inside and outside.

Green Tea: Sip three cups of green tea a day for its antioxidant power and to help reduce skin cancer risks. To relieve puffy eyes, chill the damp tea bags in the refrigerator. Apply to closed eyes for 10-15 minutes.

pumpkin-for-skin-carePumpkin: Carotenoids give pumpkin its distinctive orange color and wrinkle-fighting antioxidants. Pumpkin’s powerful enzymes also deep clean and hydrate skin. Combine two cups canned pumpkin, ¼ cup plain yogurt, four tablespoons honey and one tablespoon pumpkin pie spice in your blender. Smooth some on your face. Leave it for 10 minutes, then rinse. Eat the rest for dessert.

pomegranatesPomegranate: This fruit can help you attain younger-looking skin, and it’s also loaded with antioxidants, vitamins K and C, potassium, copper, zinc and iron. Pomegranate can help to prevent premature skin aging and keep our complexions smooth and radiant.

And remember, organic ingredients are always better when you can find them.

Here is another thought!!

Could you eat your skin-care?  It needs to be that safe.

Did you know your skin is just like a sponge? Whatever you put on the outside inevitably ends up inside. Our skin is a two-way street. What starts out on your plate eventually shows up on your face. Drinking plenty of water and eating lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats will help your body build fresh, glowing skin.

On the flipside, whatever you put on your skin makes its way to the rest of your body. Just as your body absorbs food from your gut, it also absorbs whatever you put on your skin.

That’s why you shouldn’t put anything on your face or body that you wouldn’t eat.

Here’s to being more beautiful on the inside and outside!!

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Halt the Aging Effects of Stress in Just 10 Minutes a Day

Did you know that people with the most job stress have the shortest Telomerestelomeres? Here’s why this is so important…

Telomeres are little caps on the ends of your DNA strands. They control how fast you
age. Each time your cells divide, the caps get shorter, and your cells get weaker and older. When telomeres get short enough, cell division stops and life comes to an end.

When telomeres in your cells get shorter, you start noticing straggly hair, brittle nails, and dry, wrinkled skin. In fact, stress may shorten your telomeres so much that you look YEARS older than you really are.

Stress damages your cells at the DNA level by shortening telomeres. But you can reverse that damage by turning on your body’s natural telomerase.  That’s the enzyme that helps rebuild and maintain your telomeres. You can switch on telomerase in just minutes every day through a simple meditation practice.

RelaxA recent study showed listening to relaxing music or meditating for just 12 minutes a day can have a positive effect. After only 8 weeks, telomerase activity in the relaxation group only increased 3.7%. But in the meditation group it shot up by 43%.

Higher telomerase activity means your telomeres are preserving their length and protecting your cells. It slows down the signs of aging that appear in your skin, hair and nails.

Meditation can be as simple as sitting for a few minutes and focusing on your breath.

For beginners, I suggest these easy steps:

1. Find a quiet, comfortable place to sit. A chair is fine.

2. Rest your hands in your lap or on your stomach. Close your eyes.Meditation For Stress Reduction

3. At first, don’t try to change your breathing. Just notice how your breath flows naturally.

4. Next, gently make your breath deeper, feeling your stomach rise and fall.

5. Notice your breath becoming quieter, slower and more regular.

6. If your thoughts become distracted, bring your focus back to your breath.

Try to sit quietly in meditation for just 10 minutes every day.

 

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CoQ10 – Anti-Aging Antioxidant Powerhouse

The Antioxidant Powerhouse

A super anti-aging antioxidant that improves the health of your heart, brain and skin, while also boosting your energy and vitality. 

It fights off the environmental threats that accelerate aging skin, making your skin dull, sagging, and wrinkled.
It creates a youthful glow from the inside out, keeping the cells in your skin younger, longer.
It’s called… Ubidecarenone.

What is Ubidecarenone?

CoQ10Ubidecarenone, also known as Coenzyme Q10, CoQ10, and Ubiquinone, plays an essential role in the production
of energy in all cells. It is important for the health of virtually all human tissues and organs.

The Ubiquinol is the most active and absorbable form of CoQ10 available. It keeps your levels of CoQ10 high up to 8 times longer than regular CoQ10.

Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful anti-oxidant which can neutralize the damaging free radicals that play a large part in the aging process. The body’s production of natural antioxidants decreases with age, which is thought to be at least part of the reason for the typical loss of energy, stamina, and mental alertness associated with growing older.
However, research on the effect of supplemental CoQ10 has shown that boosting the levels of this compound can have dramatically positive results.

Coenzyme Q10 is an essential component of healthy mitochondrial function. It is incorporated into cells’ mitochondria throughout the body where it facilitates and regulates the oxidation of fats and sugars into energy. Aging humans have been found to have over 50% less CoQ10 on average compared to that of young adults. This finding makes CoQ10 one of the most important nutrients for people over 30 to supplement with. About 95% of cellular energy is produced in the mitochondria. The mitochondria are the cells “energy powerhouses” and many maladies have been referred to as “mitochondrial disorders.” A growing body of scientific research links a deficiency of CoQ10 to age-related mitochondrial disorders.

Co enzymeQ10 health benefits

Benefits of taking Coenzyme Q10

CoQ10 is one of the most promising tools in the anti-aging arsenal.
Research and clinical studies show that CoQ10 has a wide range of additional important health benefits, including:

Greater focus and clarity in thinking
Increased energy and its sustainability
Lowering of hypertension and blood pressure
Strong antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals
Decreased risks for diseases that are neurodegenerative like Parkinson’s
Relief for migraine headaches

By taking Ubiquinol CoQ10 supplements you may be able to increase your energy levels, improve cholesterol, high blood pressure Co Q10 And Heart Healthand even slow or reverse aging or disease. Most organs function better with optimum CoQ10 levels: brain, eye, heart, gums, immune system, and muscle.

Studies in endurance athletes have shown an improvement in both anaerobic and aerobic performance. Other studies showed an improvement in muscle recovery. These studies included cross country skiers, and martial arts athletes that had long training sessions.

The antioxidant power of CoQ10 also makes it an excellent natural anti-aging solution. Free radicals are destroyed, energy and vitality is increased and cells are brought back to a stable, healthy condition that might have been lost during mid-life.
According to a published scientific study CoQ10 prevents skeletal decline by improving communication between genes and cells in the body.
Since it can speed up the metabolism of fats, is one of the best supplements to help overweight people loss their excess weight.

Benefits of Omega 3 Fish Oil

Omega 3 Fish Oil is a source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can provide an anti-inflammatory action within the body. Heart Health
It can help to reduce inflammation and joint swelling associated with arthritis.
Fish oil helps to maintain and support a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.
It can assist in the maintenance of normal eye and brain function, as well as decreasing fat (triglycerides) in the blood in healthy people.

Studies on omega-3 fatty acids are so impressive that an agency of the National Institutes of Health published a report stating that fish oil can help reduce deaths from heart disease. The FDA itself states supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may actually reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

The ultimate solution is to purchase some high quality CoQ10 plus fish oil supplements. Also consider the powerful effects CoQ10 can have when applied directly onto the skin as an anti-aging treatment. Find out more about CELL Infuse CoQ10 Complex and how it can help you improve the health and youthfulness of your skin now.

 

My Shortcut For Bright, Healthy Skin

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Have you ever noticed that when you return from a vacation by the ocean or a day at the beach your skin has a bright, healthy look to it? Well it’s not just that new tan…

Salt water is very healthy for your skin. Because salt is a natural exfoliator.

Normally, your skin will have a build up of dead skin cells that can cause a rough, dull, dry, and aged appearance.

It can even make you look older by accentuating any cracks on your skin’s surface.

Getting rid of this old layer, called exfoliation, reveals the newest skin layer that’s underneath and gives you a youthful glowing look. It also gives you other benefits like:

* Thoroughly cleans skin pores
* Allows your skin to breathe easier
* Stimulates blood circulation
* Removes toxins from your skin
* Helps to regenerate new skin
* Keeps your skin looking younger
* Strengthens and firms skin tissue

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I believe that the best way to get optimum health for any part of your body, including your skin, is to mimic nature as closely as possible. That’s why I feel that one of the best ways to care for the largest organ in your body – your skin – is with an occasional salt scrub.

Rubbing your skin with salt allows the texture of the salt to exfoliate and refine your skin, leaving it clean and refreshed.

The salt grains also cleanse your pores better than a soap or cleanser can, giving you brighter-looking, smoother skin.

If you want to exfoliate with a salt scrub, you can:

Make Your Own:
Mix 2 parts salt to one part light oil (like olive oil or sweet almond oil) and gently rub any skin surface
you want to exfoliate. I think it’s best to use sea salt. That way, it will have all the minerals and nutrients salt is supposed
to have, so your skin can benefit from them, too. Also, avoid using “mineral” oil, as it’s made from petroleum products.

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Buy a Quality Scrub:
For these, it’s important to look at the label. To cleanse your skin, it’s best to have as few ingredients as possible.
And remember that even some products labelled “organic” might have ingredients that you don’t necessarily want in your salt scrub. For example, safflower oil and “natural” vitamin E, can be derived from genetically modified sunflower seeds and corn.

Be sure you haven’t just shaved if you’re going to exfoliate with salt. That way you won’t have any nicks or cuts… after all, you don’t want to rub salt on an open wound.

I have been doing this for some years and love the result. Mix sea salt with olive oil together, take your loafer or similar and just before entering the shower, give the body an all over rub with the mixture, once through the shower as you wipe down, you will just surprised at the awesome result.

Do try the salt with the olive oil and let us know your thoughts?

Here’s to looking more youthful!!

Judy

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Can We Stop Wrinkles In Their Tracks? Nourishing Coconut Goes With Youthful Skin

Coconut Water Benefits

Coconut is not only a fresh and delicious tropical fruit, but it’s also full of an abundance of nutrients that make it a powerful natural remedy. First and foremost, including coconut water in your diet could greatly improve your overall health. Coconut water is vastly different from heavier coconut milk; it is a clear liquid that comes from young green coconuts.

Producers of coconut water have compared it to popular sports drinks due to its rehydrating properties and high potassium content that helps to regulate blood sugar. What this means for your skin is that coconut water is a nourishing drink that could deeply hydrate and regulate your natural body functions so that your skin remains soft, moist, and healthy.


Coconut water also stimulates healthy digestion and improves circulation.

Coconut Water For Healthy Skin

This directly benefits your skin, providing it with vital nutrients and stimulating circulation to encourage new cell growth. As you may have gathered by now, all of these health benefits make coconut a powerful beauty ingredient for youthful skin.

Your skin needs constant hydration and nutrition to look its best. Enjoying a refreshing drink like coconut water could stimulate circulation in your complexion. Not only could this increase in circulation give your skin a fresh, healthy glow, but it encourages your skin to naturally exfoliate each day.

As you may have noticed, with age, the complexion can often become dull, flat and lackluster. However, boosting circulation in the skin stimulates exfoliation and new cell growth. In layman’s terms, this improved circulation which could enable your complexion to produce new, healthy skin cells to keep wrinkles at bay!


Coconut Oil Benefits: Dry Skin Therapy

Coconut Oil Skin Benefits

But the coconut benefits don’t stop there… Coconut oil is another essential beauty ingredient that deeply hydrates and heals dry, damaged skin. Additionally, coconut oil contains protective antioxidants that could neutralize free-radical damage and prevent injury to the skin, reducing the risk of wrinkles and possibly even skin disease.

Your skin is greatly affected by the topical ingredients that you apply to it. It can easily absorb product ingredients to penetrate the bloodstream and potentially affect your circulatory system.

Make no mistake that the products that you put on your skin will end up in your body one way or another! That’s why I encourage you to read your product ingredient labels carefully. Natural ingredients benefit the health of your body. Chemical ingredients could leave you at risk for allergic reactions and toxic overload in your system, resulting in unhealthy, dehydrated and damaged skin. It’s as simple as that.

It’s clear that coconut provides two major beauty benefits:

Coconut Oil For Beautiful Skin

Internal: Coconut water hydrates the skin and stimulates circulation to promote healthy cell growth.
External: Coconut oil moisturizes the surface of the skin and protects the complexion from free-radical damage.

Coconut is an essential part of a healthy diet, and it could also greatly improve the quality of your skin when used in your beauty products!
Healthy skin starts with a healthy diet, and you can protect and improve the quality of your skin even more by using natural, nourishing anti-aging ingredients in your beauty products.

Here’s to staying healthy, and simply beautiful!
Judy

 

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Best Anti Aging Treatments

Keeping your age a secret, we have the answer!!

Skin Care Solutions

I have always been interested in anti ageing. That is how I found the amazing LifeCell Anti-ageing Cream. I have also been fortunate to work with some of the best people in the field of anti-ageing here in Australia. I know we can be years younger biologically than our chronological age and also have our skin looking years more youthful than we are.

We deserve not just the absence of disease in our bodies, but to know what we can do to improve, and how to take care of ourselves, in the best way we can, to have the great energy, the most vigor, and so we can enhance ourselves to get the most out of our life.

But there’s even more to it. Because we also want to look as young as we feel.

So today I want to show you how in as little as three minutes how you can:

* improve the look and feel of your skin
* have a more youthful appearance
* replenish the nutrients and moisture harsh commercial products rob from you.

You see, as I dug deeper into the information of younger-looking skin, I took a look at the ingredients in most skin and hair products.

Sulfates

It became apparent very quickly that almost every skincare product on the market speeds up the appearance of aging.
Almost every cleanser is based on sodium laurel sulfate – SLS. It’s a pretty effective cleanser. But it’s also a skin irritant… and it sucks moisture out of your skin. Commercial toners/spritzers aren’t any better. Most of them are loaded with up to 60% alcohol. Alcohol dries your skin. Use them long term, and these toners will make your skin look older, not younger.

There are only a few moisturizers that don’t contain any harsh chemicals. But those few only moisturize. At best they help minimize the damage caused by cleansers and toners/spritzers. You deserve better. 

So instead of harsh chemicals, let me share with you my all-natural “three-minute skin system.” You get better results that help your skin fight the effects of age and exposure.

Rose Hip

The first step is to replace SLS in your cleanser with rose hip oil. Rose hip oil does more than cleanse. It also promotes collagen production. And collagen is one of the basic building blocks of all your skin and connective tissue.
Collagen helps add elasticity and firmness to your skin. When your collagen levels are healthy, your skin looks less droopy. It’s tighter and more vibrant. More like younger skin.

To complement rose hip oil, also choose pure vegetable glycerin, because it moisturizes and promotes the repair of damaged skin.
So while you cleanse your skin, you’re also helping it to rebuild and repair. Helping to ease the look of fine lines and wrinkles. And naturally rejuvenating your look with long-lasting moisture.

In just one minute a day, these gentle cleansers and nourishment can help reverse the damage done by years of applying harsh irritants to your skin.(Coming Soon) CELL Purifying Rose Cleanser.

Next, you need to build on that base.

Hyaluronic Acid

So for toner/spritzer, get rid of the alcohol. Instead, choose pure plant extracts like Aloe vera, Hyaluronic Acid (known as H.A). Together, they tone your skin effectively, but without alcohol’s damage. And Aloe vera supports skin repair and and HA moisturises. CELL Ageless spritz will be here soon in December.

It’s a very easy way to build on the action of the gentle cleansers and adds moisture and more nutrients to help soothe and smooth dry, irritated skin. This is where years of wear and tear can begin to drop away.

CoQ10 is another key to your best skin. This antioxidant powerhouse absorbs into your skin cells, where it enhances cellular energy production. It also helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Even dull, dry skin can “come alive” – Here we have CELL CoQ10 Complex already available
that is great over our LifeCell cream our No1 product.

Leaving your skin looking softer and more vibrant.

Coenzyme Q10

For the final step, those people needing a moisturizer for dry skin. You need real healing deep inside your skin cells, to repair the damage from the environment. We have our exciting new product CELL Renew Serum available in ampoules today.

We here at LifeCell Australia are formulating and manufacturing the appropriate products that work so very well with the LifeCell Cream our No1 product.

Here’s to Staying more Beautiful
Judy

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The WORST Food That CAUSES Faster Aging (Beware!)

Foods That Cause Aging

This is a subject I am very passionate about, have worked in the field, but feel Mike & Catherine have explained so very well, I wanted to share it with you.

By Mike Geary – Certified Nutrition Specialist & Catherine Ebeling – RN, BSN

Do you eat these foods that HARM your blood sugar and age your joints and skin faster? Some are even deceptively marketed to you as “healthy” by giant food corporations. Avoid or minimize these and look 5-10 years YOUNGER than your real age.

Due to biochemical reactions in your body that occur with every type of food you eat on a daily basis, some foods age you FASTER than your real age, while other foods help to FIGHT aging.

Eat the wrong foods regularly, and you can look and feel 10 or more years OLDER than your real age (not fun!)
… but eat the right foods, and over time, you can start to look 5-10 years YOUNGER than your real age.

Inflammation And Aging

Three of the processes that go on inside your body that have a MAJOR impact on your rate of aging are called “glycation“, “inflammation“, and “oxidation“. When we talk about aging, we’re not just talking about wrinkles on your skin or how thick your hair is… we’re also talking about factors that you can’t see, such as how well your organs function, and whether your joints are degrading.

Yes, I’m sure you’ll agree this is much more important than just how you look superficially (although we’ll show you how to improve BOTH!)

With the title of this article, you might have guessed that obvious answers like sugar or trans fat would be what we talk about in this article. Yes, those are bad, but I want to discuss another food that ages your body faster than normal…
and it’s one that you might not expect!

So let’s dig right in and I’ll show you how your rate of aging can be directly related to the foods you might eat every day,
and how to protect yourself..

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Wheat based foods (yes, even “whole wheat”)

Before I tell you why wheat can actually speed up the aging process in your body, let’s clarify some simple biochemistry in your body…

This deals with “glycation” in your body, and substances called Advanced Glycation End Products
(AGEs). These nasty little compounds called AGEs speed up the aging process in your body including damage over time to your organs, your joints, and of course, wrinkled skin.

So with that said, what is one of the biggest factors that increase production of AGEs inside your body? This may surprise you, but high blood sugar levels over time dramatically increase age-accelerating AGEs in your body. This is why type 2 diabetics many times appear that they have not aged well and look older than their real age.
But this age-increasing effect is not just limited to diabetics.

So, let’s get back to how “whole wheat” relates to this…

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Here is a little-known fact that’s often covered up by the massive marketing campaigns by giant food companies that want you to believe that “whole wheat” is healthy for you… but the fact is that wheat contains a very unusual type of carbohydrate (not found in other foods) called Amylopectin-A, which has been found in some tests to spike your blood sugar higher than even pure table sugar.

In fact, amylopectin-A (from wheat) raises your blood sugar more than almost any other carbohydrate source on earth based on blood sugar response testing.

This means that wheat-based foods such as breads, bagels, cereals, muffins, and other baked goods often cause much higher blood sugar levels than most other carbohydrate sources. As you know now, the higher your average blood sugar levels are over time, the more AGEs are formed inside your body, which makes you age FASTER.

So till next week, take a close look at what you are eating?

Here’s to being simply beautiful!

Judy

 

 

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