Secrets to help you stay young

2016-05-11 新西兰好健康

What is the secret to staying young? Are there any secrets at all? We’re all looking for the path to the fountain of youth, but whose directions should you follow?

A balanced diet and regular exercise is a given; getting plenty of sleep and monitoring stress levels is also important but what it all really boils down to is keeping your cells healthy. 
The cells in your body renew all the time but the quality of your new cells all depends on the material that’s available to make them. If you fuel your body with healthy food, packed with vitamins and minerals, the new cells being formed can actually be stronger and healthier than the old cells ever were. This is called regeneration… and there lies the fountain of youth. If you feed your body poorly, the new cells will be inferior - this is called degeneration. 
5 Ingredients that will keep your skin young & healthy
1.    Collagen is a natural component of the skin and provides the main building blocks for healthy skin.  The body naturally produces collagen but as we age we produce less.  Women produce less collagen than men and this collagen is lost at a rate of about 1% per year.  This means that a woman has naturally lost almost half of the collagen from her skin by the age of 50.  With decreased collagen, the skin loses its natural elasticity and firmness and fine lines, wrinkles and sagging start to appear.   (Link to Good Health Imaglow)

2.    Silica –   Is a crucial trace mineral with the greatest concentrations found in fast growing tissue like skin, hair and nails which are especially dependent on silica for strength and resilience.
It is called ‘the beauty mineral’ because it helps you grow lustrous hair, strong nails and better quality skin and moisture balance.
It also helps to maintain bone density and strength by facilitating the deposit of calcium and other minerals into the bone. (link to Good Health Skin, Hair & Nails)
硅胶 - 对促进皮肤、头发和指甲组织强度和韧性生长提供了重要的微量元素。它被称为“美容矿泉水”,因为它有助头发光泽、指甲强劲和滋润皮肤。硅胶还有助于通过促进钙和其它矿物质的沉积入骨骼保持骨密度和强度。

3. Omega 3 - Omega 3 essential fatty acids protect various health conditions linked to your brain, heart and joints. They also help the skin to stay elastic and hydrated, which means wrinkles are less likely to appear. Get yourself a good source of Omega 3. The best sources are in a supplement form or are in foods like flaxseed oil and oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines. 
欧米加3 - 欧米加3必需脂肪酸保护大脑、心脏和关节各种健康状况。它们还有助于皮肤弹性和滋润,减少皱纹。选择优质的欧米加3(必需脂肪酸),维持最佳状态。优质的欧米加3,如亚麻籽油和油性鱼类(鲑鱼,鲭鱼,沙丁鱼)
(Link to Good Health Omega 3 fish oil 1000mg and 1500mg)

4. Pure Water and Herbal Teas 
Water is needed for so many different functions in your body – including detoxification. It’s no secret that your body functions much better when it is adequately hydrated. Pure water is always best but if you’re looking for something with a little more flavour, mix up your drinks with a variety of herbal teas. 

5. Exercise, Friendship, Nature and Sleep 
A well balanced healthy lifestyle is what we need to strive for. Stress of any sort impacts you body’s overall health - whether it’s being caused by an unhealthy relationship, poor food choices or lack of sleep. When we are in poor health, it shows. Thankfully, when we are in good health, it shows too.