Growing old is an inevitable part of life. We all get older year by year, the hair begins to go grey, the wrinkles and line start to appear, and before we know it the transition has occurred. We look in the mirror one day and we have become old. However, it doesn’t happen like this for everyone. Some people have learned how to keep the signs of aging at bay, so although they may be getting older in terms of years this isn’t reflected in the skin. In fact, some people can reach their fifties and sixties and still look amazing – and without having to resort to surgery and chemical procedures.
One of the factors that can contribute to younger looking skin is our diet. What we eat can affect both our physical and mental well being, and by eating the right foods you can improve the health of everything from your joints and bones to your skin and hair. We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” Well, if you eat loads of unhealthy foods such as refined sugars and rich foods, you are going to end up looking and feeling unhealthy both inside and out. If you are eating healthy, nutritious, vitamin-rich foods, then you are more likely to enjoy healthy looking skin and body.
Dr. Atkins’ Theory
Dr. Robert Atkins has become world famous for his once-radical diet based on minimal carbohydrate consumption. However, this wasn’t Dr. Atkin’s only diet-based theory. He also wrote about what he claimed was an effective anti aging diet, which could reverse the signs of aging. Atkins stated that a lifetime of eating rich, refined, processed foods is what often led to the signs of aging, and that by assessing and changing our eating habits we could start to turn back the clock.