If you don’t live in Ibiza, Mallorca or the Canary Islands, the ever warmer clothing is slowly making its way into your closet. It will be cold, windy, rainy and gray. Therefore, we try to make it cozy and cozy inside, with “artificial” heat.
However, we also notice that exactly that dries out our skin and body. We reach for lip balm and hand cream more often. Because especially our skin is sensitive to dry and warm heating air, but also general our mucous membranes (such as in our throat or nose), which are also then particularly sensitive to pathogens that can attack our immune system.
Besides constant creaming, we can do more than just treat the existing damage. Even going to the supermarket is the first step to giving your skin and body the optimal support for the cold season. So that processes such as detoxification, metabolism, blood circulation and production of the body’s own nutrients can take place to achieve an optimal
To support the slow aging process, we need fluids, healthy fats and the right nutrients, not just any nutrients, but nutrients that moisturize our body and stimulate the appropriate processes. .
I’m sharing my ultimate Slow Aging Winter Shopping List for optimal hydration of your skin and body, as well as foods that have an anti-inflammatory effect and optimally support your body in the Slow Aging process even during this season.
A tip in advance, avoid coffee or black tea, which naturally dry out your skin. Now is the perfect time to incorporate my favorite morning beverage, Guyuza Latte, into your morning routine and just get enough sleep. Especially in the colder season our body needs more rest.sleep promotes regeneration processes, which in turn are important for the slow aging process.
Pomegranate seeds are one of the slow aging foods, badly. They support in the intestine the production of urulithin A the substance that boosts mitophagy, which keeps our mitochondria young, playing an essential role in the slow aging process.
They’re packed with polyphenol antioxidants that protect your skin, fight inflammation and boost circulation (hello, glowing skin). These powerful tasty seeds also contain ellagitannic acid, a super antioxidant that has been shown to prevent wrinkles. A perfect alternative to fresh pomegranate is Mother’s Day pomegranate from the health food store. Daily 300 ml gives you the benefit you need. Here you can find more about Pomegranate as an elixir of youth .
These sweet foods are rich in antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, which helps prevent dry skin in winter by strengthening the skin’s protective barrier and hydrating and plumping skin cells. Sweet potatoes and carrots are also high in vitamin C, which brightens skin and smooths wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen. Sweet potatoes are not only extremely delicious but, like carrots and squash, incredibly versatile. For inspiration, try our Vegan Stuffed Tex Mex Oven Potato .
In recent years, kale has made a leap from grandma’s unloved winter vegetable to a sought-after superfood. And rightly so. It provides a daily requirement of vitamin A (skin renewal) and vitamin C (collagen formation = firmer skin). Studies, found that people who ate plenty of vitamin C had fewer wrinkles and less dry skin. At the same time, they promote detoxification and cell renewal. You can process kale in an incredibly wide variety of ways. Whether it’s in soups, smoothies, quick stir-fries, or this super tasty kale salad with sweet potatoes and tahini from ELLE Republic .
While we’re on the subject of vitamin C, citrus fruits can’t be missed, of course.
In the colder months we often forget to eat some fruit as well, once because it is out of season, it is a bit more expensive and we are more drawn to heartier and warmer foods.
But it is all the more important, especially in winter, that we eat fruit that contains vitamin C. It strengthens our immune system, thus preventing infections and at the same time actively protects your skin. A good option are citrus fruits like.
Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, acerola cherry, which is also the base of our Juicy Antiinflammatory Tonic.
Grapefruit in particular not only boosts our metabolism, but also contains many enzymes that burn fat and a high water content that keeps you and your skin hydrated. In addition, grapefruit has a special influence on our intestines and can act like a natural antibiotic.
They are an excellent source of vitamin E – they keep the skin supple and moisturized. Vitamin E strengthens skin membranes for optimal hydration and protects against damage caused by free radicals and UV rays.
Sunflower seeds contain mainly omega-6 fatty acids, which stimulate skin growth, and selenium, which keeps the skin healthy and fights skin infections. Please remember that Omega-6 is super important for our body, but needs Omega 3 as a counterpart. An excess of omega-6 can also be harmful to us.
Not only do we need enough fluids, but we also need healthy fats.
Avocado, almonds, coconut oil are optimal fat suppliers that ensure that processes in our body can run optimally and our skin is supplied with moisture from the inside out. As a classic in the kitchen, we all love good olive oil. Olive oil is not only delicious, but can also be applied externally as a body oil, as it is extremely rich in vitamin E.
To satisfy our comfort food cravings, treat yourself to a serving of gluten-free pasta with grilled cherry tomatoes, basil, fresh pepper and olive oil.
Freshly squeezed juices containing at least 80% vegetables and a maximum of 20% fruit are an absolute elixir of life.
The high vegetable content is important because otherwise we take in too much fructose. Even if this comes from fruits, it is simply sugar for our body and this robs us of nutrients instead of providing us with some.
Fruit is healthy because all nutrients have a synergistic effect, so we should always eat them as a whole. Vegetables, on the other hand, provide us with 100% of what we need.
As a tip in a tip – Feel free to pimp your juice with a handful of wild herbs. Wild herbs are extremely rich in minerals
and bitter substances, they give our immune system the extra slow aging kick and substances that promote your immune system in a special way. Here are my top 3 Slow Aging Cold Pressed Juices recipes.
Just try to integrate enough fresh food, exercise and sleep into your daily routine even in winter. Otherwise, you can also find in our article SLOW AGING – 5 TIPS FOR ALL WHO HAVE LITTLE TIME! Tips that you can easily integrate into your everyday life.