• Linda Marquez Goodine

Four Natural Must Haves for Looking Young and Beautiful

As we age, our body demands more nurturing and care. Diet, activity level, stress, and sleep habits significantly affect our body's response to aging. Therefore, it is important that we not only adapt good habits, but that we make sure that our body is receiving the necessary nutrients through food, avoiding chemicals for pain relief, and appropriately managing stress.

Want to continue to look young and beautiful? Make sure to add these to your regimen.

  1. Collagen: Collagen is one of the most important proteins in the body because it is essential for bone, joint, hair, skin, and nail health. By the age of 40, collagen in our bodies has reduced by about 25 percent. There are many supplements out there containing type I, II, and III. Type I and III are necessary for skin, nail, and bone health while type II supports cartilage and joint health. Therefore, make sure to select the supplement that best suits your needs and that the supplement comes from a reputable source. Another alternative is bone broth as it contains many beneficial nutrients as well as collagen.

  2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3s are essential for the heart, joint, muscles, eyes, and cellular and organ functions. Omega-3s can be found in in some plants, flaxseed, seafood, and seaplants. It is important to have a minimum of at least two serving a week of fatty fish (salmon and preferably wild-caught) for maintaining good levels.

  3. Curcumin: Curcumin is known for helping with inflammation, which is typically an indicator of imbalance in the bodies systems. It is also helpful in pain relief from condition such a rheumatoid arthritis amongst other pain related conditions. Although 500 mg two times a day is a recommended dose, make sure to review with your provider what works best for you.

  4. Magnesium: Magnesium is one of the minerals that our bodies most need due to its influence on just about every inch of our bodies. Magnesium deficiency tends to manifest in stress, anxiety, insomnia, and irregular heartbeat to name a few and hence the reason for maintaining good level. Aside from eating foods high in magnesium, supplementing with at least 320 mg per day is helpful depending on your stress level and diet.


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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information or products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before starting any new dietary regime or use of any these products.

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