Sunday, 22 May 2016

Five foods...

To help you look fabulous at 40-plus

  • Eggs: They are rich in vitamin E, which helps your body absorb calcium better, which is vital for strong, youthful teeth and bones.
  • Dates: They're a great source of vitamins A, B and C, and help digestive health - so they reduce a bloated stomach.
  • Almonds: Packed with wrinkle-fighting vitamin E, snack on a small handful every day (no more than nine or 10 at a time).
  • Berries: All colorful berries (from blueberries to strawberries) are full of antioxidants that protect the body against ageing.
  • Avocados: Full of anti ageing vitamins C and E, they help keep your skin looking peachy and plumped up.

Five things...that just won't help

  • Smoking: Puffing away speeds ageing internally and externally.
  • Alcohol: Booze is one of the biggest agers; it dehydrates skin (causing wrinkles), slows your metabolism and causes fat deposits around your waist.
  • Sugar: Refined white sugar breaks down the collagen in your skin, which speeds up the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Stress: Studies say that stress and anxiety speed up cell ageing. Lesser stressed women always look much younger.
  • Fizzy drinks: Preservatives in some fizzy drinks can leach calcium from your bones making them prematurely age.