6 superfoods for age-defying
Goji berries are one of the most
nutritionally dense foods on earth and house a staggering concentration of vitamins, minerals, amino acids,
phytochemicals and essential fatty acids. With such an awesome constitution it is not surprising they are
reputed anti-aging marvels. Originating in Tibet and greatly favoured in traditional medicine these dried
berries have many noted health benefits including boosting immunity, lowering cholesterol, enhancing vision,
fighting cancer cells, relieving depression and aiding weight loss.
Goji berries contain 500 times more
vitamin C than oranges by weight and more beta-carotene than carrots making them a superb source of vitamin A.
Together with vitamin E and essential fatty acids, these berries are ideal for any anti-aging and beauty regime.
They also contain polysaccharides, one of which has been found to stimulate the secretion of the rejuvenating
human growth hormone by the pituitary gland, as well as B vitamins, 21 minerals and 18 amino
Forget Botox, Aloe vera increases
collagen production 100% naturally for a youthful, wrinkle-free complexion and plump, beautiful skin. The
ultimate Botox alternative!
The inner gel of the aloe vera leaf
contains around 200 active compounds with over 75 nutrients. These include 20 minerals, 18 amino acids and 12
vitamins (even vitamin B12 – one of the very few plant sources of this vitamin). Aloe vera also has
anti-microbial properties fighting fungi and bacteria and houses anti-inflammatory plant steroids and enzymes.
Aloe vera is known to aid digestion and elimination, boost the immune system, and be highly effective at
healing, moisturizing and rejuvianting the skin, naturally stimulating the production of
Aloe vera is best eaten fresh when
possible (you can order large aloe vera leaves which last a few weeks refrigerated). Scrape out the inside gel,
avoiding the outside of the leaf which is a strong laxative, and blend with fruit for the ultimate beautifying
smoothie. Aloe vera has a mild flavour though a slight bitter edge, hence is best combined with
Avocados are smoothing and softening
for the skin and easily absorbed; compared with almond, corn, olive, and soybean oils, avocado oil has the
highest skin penetration rate.
Avocado also contains vitamin E
(excellent for the skin), antioxidant carotenoids and the master antioxidant glutathione that is exceptionally
powerful and has anti-carcinogenic potential. High levels of glutathione are found in the liver where the
elimination of toxic materials takes place.
Glutathione is effective against
pollutants such as cigarette smoke and exhaust fumes as well as ultra-violet radiation. Research is currently
exploring the potential benefits of glutathione for numerous conditions including cancer, heart disease, memory
loss, arthritis, Parkinson's disease, eczema, liver disorders, heavy metal poisoning and
The nucleic acids RNA and DNA in
Chlorella (one of the highest known sources of such) direct cellular growth and repair and enable our bodies to
utilize nutrients more effectively, eliminate toxins and avoid disease. The production of nucleic acids in the
body declines progressively as we age, which is no doubt why their intake is recommended. Replenishing RNA and
DNA can be key to overall health, immunity and longevity.
In addition to nucleic acids, chlorella
is jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and amino acids, making it an incredibly
rejuvenating and health-promoting superfood. Spirulina is a virtuous equivalent.
When it comes to young and beautiful
skin, bee pollen has outstanding gifts. It offers effective protection against dehydration and injects new life
into dry cells. It smoothes away wrinkles and stimulates a life-giving blood supply to all skin cells.’ He
believes it’s skin rejuvenation properties are due to its high concentration of nucleic acids RNA and DNA, as
well as its natural antibiotic action. Bee pollen has a host of other health-promoting benefits that include
fighting infections, lowering cholesterol, strengthening the blood, Boosting the immune system, increasing
physical strength and stamina, aiding longevity and enhancing libido! It has been called a 'prefect food'
because it is so nutritionally complete.
Coconut oil speeds up your metabolism
and can actually help you lose weight. It is also incredibly beautifying and moisturizing for the skin and has
antioxidant properties which protect against free-radical damage, keeping the skin youthful and healthy. Taken
internally or externally coconut oil is a great ally for any beauty skin care regime. It also contains lauric
acid, an anti-microbial fatty acid that kills bacteria, viruses and fungi.