Diet Tips For Reducing Wrinkles and Looking Great
Copyright 2009 - Angie Lewis - Heaven Ministries

 

It is a fact that were not getting any younger even though I believe we can look younger than our age. It is a fact that what we put into our body speeds up or slows down the aging process. It is also a fact that the lack of exercise puts on the weight and makes us feel blah. Our lifestyle has a lot to do with the way we look and feel.

Reduce Wrinkles With Good Eating Habits

What causes wrinkles? Lifestyle, environmental hazards and genes cause wrinkles and wear and tear on our skin. But if we drink lots of filtered water, buy organic as much as possible, get plenty of rest, moderate amounts of sunshine on the skin, exercise, and eat a healthy diet we can slow down the aging process considerably.

We absolutely need to understand the difference between different food products. There are those that are natural and whole and there are those that are unnatural and incomplete. For an example an organic apple is natural and whole but canned applesauce is unnatural and incomplete. A loaf of whole wheat bread is natural and whole but a slice of white or wheat bread is incomplete.

Proper Elimination Is Very Important In How We Look and Feel

Processed foods tend to constipate us because most of the fiber has been taken out in the factory. If our diet consists of a lot of processed foods we will not digest the food in the gut properly. In fact this is why toxic buildup becomes apparent and we get sick with allergies, glucose issues, IBS syndrome, clogged arteries, high blood pressure and cholesterol.

So how can being constipated effect the way our skin looks? When we donít eliminate properly we have blotchy, dry or oily, itchy, pimply, rugged looking skin because the pores are not breathingóthey are clogged up with toxins that are building up from not having good bowel movements. Toxins need to get out! When we eat it has to come back out if we want look, feel, and be healthy.

When we eat processed foods our digestion system becomes overworked trying to figure out what it is going to do with that food, and we donít sleep properly. We invariably wake up feeling tired, constipated, lack of energy, and ready to take a nap. The whole day is ruined because we did not wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day. This shows in our face because improper eating speeds up the aging process and causes wrinkles.

Incomplete Foods vs. Complete Foods

Below are some common food examples of incomplete foods and right next to it are the healthy complete version, which actually prevents clogged arteries, high cholesterol, glucose issues, and disease. For healthy looking skin you will want to substitute for the whole food versions. To reduce wrinkles and have glowing skin we need to eat more nutritious rich foods like fruits, vegetables, dark leafy greens, sprouts and whole-wheat baked goods and brown rice.

White rice vs. Brown rice, wild rice, brown basmati rice

Concentrated juices vs. Freshly squeezed juices, apples, oranges, grapes, etc

Canned soups vs. Homemade soups

White Flour vs. Whole wheat flour

Bagels vs. Whole-wheat bagels

Pizza Crust vs. Whole-wheat pizza crust

Flour tortillas vs. Whole wheat or corn tortillas

Cold cuts vs. Turkey, chicken, roast beef from the bone, pastrami

Pasteurized dairy products vs. Raw cow or goat cheese, milk, yogurt, and butter

Bisquick vs. Whole wheat Flour

Potato flakes vs. Whole potatoes

Donuts and pastries vs. Whole wheat pastry flour

Frozen dinners vs. Home Cooking

Frozen waffles and pancakes vs. Whole wheat waffles and pancakes

Chocolate/candy bars vs. A cup of cocoa with raw honey, homemade cocoa treats

Canned vegetables and fruits vs. Fresh, whole fruits and vegetables, dark leafy greens

Soda pops vs. herbal and green teas, fresh juices, filtered water

Refined sugar vs. raw honey, maple syrup, stevia, date and fig sugar, fruit sugar

If youíre not eating that great now, donít fret too much over it. If you take away one unhealthy food a week and substitute it with a healthy food you will notice a difference in the way you look and feel within one month. Remember this tip for healthy eating. If it has been processed in any way by a factory then it is not healthy. Always eat the food in its natural state and your body will surely show that you really are what you eat. 

I love sugar but sugar hates me! That's why I wrote the book Sugar Overload Syndrome. This book provides simple, proven techniques incorporating a whole foods diet, cleansing, sprouting, juicing, exercise and herbs to treat illness. Includes wholesome recipes, two free cleanses and age reducing and skin enhancing chapters. http://www.lulu.com/AngieLewis/