Friday, November 19, 2010

Have we always had the fountain of youth?

For centuries we have been on the search for the fountain of youth. We each have our vision of what this magical fountain is. My thoughts take me to a beautiful oasis in the middle of paradise where water laced with gold flows from a larger than life fountain. It is this water that washes away the years of wear and tear. Ok, back to reality. Why is it that some people age extremely well, while others seem have the telltale signs of each year lived? We do have look at genetics when answering this question, but some, including myself, believe they only play a small role. I think we need to stop our search for the fountain of youth and realize it is right in front of us. It is at the grocery store, at fresh food stands and any other place we find healthy food. There is reason for the saying, “you are what you eat.” The better we eat the healthier we are, the healthier we are the better we look. Here is a great article, “Eat your way to better skin with 7 surprising antiaging foods” by Susan Cernak and Lindsey Unterberger. As you begin your quest for beautiful skin through healthy eating, remember Rome was not built in one day. Add in one nutritious food at a time. Get used to having this on a regular basis before adding in another. As your diet evolves so will your skin!