Journal Series Entry #6: Wrinkle Free Diet

ZOMG! I didn’t post yesterday!!! I have failed my resolution to post daily. Now, I don’t win the prize. Oh well!

I will post today.

Last night, Husband (took off work) and I went to a friend’s house to watch the UFC fight. It was apparently really disappointing. I don’t know. The cute one didn’t win. That’s what I know.

Any way… there was ice cream, and I ate some, and I feel super sick right now.

Shae!

I know…

You know you’re allergic to ice cream!

I know…

What are we going to do with you? Sigh.

My self-conscious is disappoint. Yay.

Guess what we haven’t talked about in a really long time? Beauty! Here’s a little tidbit…

Journal Stories: Secrets of a bored girl
Entry # 6
The Wrinkle-Free Diet

While I firmly believe that wrinkles tell stories of how happy or how hurtful or how amazingly a person has lived, I know I don’t want any until I’m 40 or 70, you know, any time after that.

Fortunately, instead of wrinkle treatments when creases finally appear around my eyes and forehead, I found a Wrinkle Free Diet in my Redwall Journal (which I’m sure is from Women’s Health Magazine).

For soft skin, eat pomegranates. Pomegranates, as mentioned before, are full of vitamin C, which guards against wrinkles from sun damage. The juice also contains ellagic acid and punicalagin. The first fights free radical damage and the second may increase the body’s ability to preserve collagen. Serve yourself a cup of pom seeds per week.

Blueberries smooth fine lines because they contain more antioxidants than most other foods, which give skin extra protection against skin-damaging free radicals (sun, stress and over-exercising). One-half cup daily will help prevent all-structure damage.

Kale and spinach contain compounds that help guard against sun damage, and spinach is loaded with betacarotin and luetin, which improve skin elasticity (for firming!). Aim for three cups of either each week.

If you want to reduce redness, eat cold-water fish (sardine, salmon, mackerel) because they contain omega-3 fatty acids, which strengthen cell membranes, keeping in moisture. But, don’t eat more than six serving (6 oz.) to reduce skin inflammations.

Green tea contains catechins, which prevent sun damage, and polyphenols, which combat free radicals. It may even reverse the signs of aging like brown spots. At least one cup a day and you’ll see results in a month.

Watermelon contains vitamin C, lycopene and potassium, which regulates the balance of water and nutrients in cells. Have at least two cups a week to get a dewy complexion.

Olive oil has good fat (omega-3’s) and improve circulation leaving skin rosy and supple with a healthy glow. Have one tablespoon every day.

Wrinkle fighting doesn’t just happen when we’ve got wrinkles ladies. Start now by eating the best possible foods you can, moisturizing properly and staying out of the sun (and fake bakers) as much as you can.

2 thoughts on “Journal Series Entry #6: Wrinkle Free Diet

    • skinnyshae

      And maybe get the proper amount of sleep, stay out of the sun (for the most part) and keep those nasty tanning beds as far from your face as possible!

      I have a few wrinkles :( I need to up my blueberry intake (mostly because that’s my favorite berry)!

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