Sunday, 6 December 2015
Breakfast or Botox?
It is said that life begins at forty and all being well you should be radiant and glowing in the prime of your life. This is the age when all processes within your skin start to slow down. Sadly this is the age when many women feel they should be pumping their skin with vile chemicals to plump out the fine lines. I will never advocate the use of botox or facial fillers within my blog, it is a look on women that I find sad. There is nothing more beautiful than a woman with laughter lines and a real smile.
You may start to notice your lips become less juicy and plump and due to the breakdown of collagen, skin elasticity is reduced. Hair becomes dryer blah de blah need I continue or do you grasp that NOW is when we need to adopt good practices to maintain our goddess-like qualities.
NOW is definitely not the time to start crash diets as the place it shows first is our skin and hair.
Start your day with a good breakfast is the best way to boost energy levels and supply your body with valuable skin and hair nutrients. Some women simply grab a coffee and a bowl of cereal or toast but it is not enough to make you radiant.
Where is the protein woman?
Protein is indispensable to healthy skin, hair, nails the nervous system, blood cells, enzymes and the immune system. It is a massive essential nutrient for our well being as a woman. For proteins to do their job effectively they need essential fatty acids (EFAs), vitamins and minerals. Our body can not make EFA's so we need to boost this source within our diet.
Almond milk is a simple lifestyle change with massive results. This milk is a rich source of magnesium, vitamin B2 and Vitamin E, tryptophan, phosphorous and copper. These essential nutrients make this a powerhouse for weight management, energy production and promoting healthier younger looking skin.
Almond milk has anti-aging qualities due to its abundance of Vitamin E. This protects the skin from harmful free radicals and so makes the skin look younger. Free radicals are guilty of causing irreversible damage to the skin and contributes to collagen and elastin depletion.
Peanut butter is a great source protein and healthy fats that may enhance skin complexion. It is packed with Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) that promotes healthy skin. It also a great source of Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) that is advised for combatting troublesome skin.
Next time you simply toss a couple of Weetabix in a bowl and pour some cows milk over think on. You don't need to become an Avocado Instagram loving pleb to be in the healthy breakfast gang. Chop a banana over the Weetabix and a spoon full of peanut butter, slosh on some cold almond milk and hey presto, your skin will shimmy its way through your forties.
Q. "Ness, I couldn't eat peanut butter is it fattening?"
A. " Hush up, no one likes a scrawny gaunt dull grey skinned woman, get it down you!"
Please send me in any photos or feedback of your breakfast changes now I have given you food for thought.
I agree almond milk may be more expensive than cows milk but you wear your skin every day yet you would pay expensively for a new blouse you wear maybe once or twice?
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