The key to staying healthy and active no matter what your age
I don’t believe for a moment that ageing, and the ‘symptoms’ that come with it, is inevitable. You can stay healthy, energised, flexible and sharp into your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond, I am living proof of this!
There are many things you can do to protect your body, mind and skin from the passing of time, but there is one proven thing you simply must do – it’s my number one tip for staying healthy and active, and here it is: fight inflammation.
An unhealthy inflammatory response in the body is linked to many health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, varicose, veins and autoimmune disease. It also causes our bodies, minds and skin to age faster than it should.
Maintaining a healthy inflammatory response body-wide is the single most effective way to keep your body and mind functioning optimally as you get older.
The one thing you must do for a health body and mind
Free radicals are oxidised toxins that accelerate the aging process, and they’re everywhere. Free radicals are in the air we breathe and the water we drink. They’re in the food we eat. Alcohol and cigarettes are absolutely loaded with damaging free radicals.
Then there’s stress, toxins from personal-care products, pesticides and chemicals, lack of exercise… All of these increase levels of these health-demons.
In other words, you are under constant attack from the inside out.
Not only do free radicals make you look and feel older, they disrupt your body’s healthy inflammatory response and contribute to everything from joint problems, to heart issues, to cognitive decline, to deteriorating vision. Free radicals also damage the mitochondrial cells – your body’s energy “power plants” – contributing to fatigue and low energy levels.
I’m sure you’ve seen how an apple begins to turn brown soon after having its skin peeled? Well, this degeneration of the apple’s cells is called singlet oxidation. This same degenerative process turns metal into rust – and that’s what’s happening to your body when it is loaded up with free radicals.
Defy your age by doing this one thing
Unquestionably, free-radical-fighting antioxidants are the key to promoting a healthy inflammatory response. However, some antioxidants prove to be better than others.
I personally focus on specific carotenoid molecules, as these are some of the most powerful antioxidant available anywhere on earth. These naturally occurring pigments give fruits and vegetables their vibrant colours and have names like lycopene (found in red tomatoes) and beta-carotene (found in orange carrots), lutein, canthaxanthin (the gold in chanterelle mushrooms), zeaxanthin in capsicums, kiwi fruit, corn, grapes, and oranges.
This is it: my number one anti-ageing anti-inflammatory tip.
Having a rich source of these powerful antioxidants in your diet, through supplements and in your skincare ensures you are winning the war against free radicals and will be able to have fun and play with your grandchildren right into your 70s, 80s and even 90s!
At LifeCell Australia we are dedicated to providing you with both. Powerful Superfoods to provide the nutritional boost you need and toxin free, organic skincare to allow you to avoid that free radical bombardment. Partner with us and enjoy these products.
Yours in good health,
Judy and the LCA Team.