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Anti-Ageing Tips from the Professionals- Charlotte Mitchell

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Anti-Ageing Tips from the Professionals- Charlotte Mitchell

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Written by: Sarah Mitchell
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Our next tip is from Charlotte Mitchell, an ardent lover of food and all things healthy. Charlotte’s food philosophy is that “You can eat for taste, for sensation, for pleasure, for texture –yet, ultimately, you should eat for nourishment—each bite you take should be doing something for your body. As opposed to eating by numbers, it is best to eat by nutritional benefits and colours, and we should eat what we wish to see reflected”. Whilst Charlotte may not be a qualified nutritionist, she is passionate about eating well for longevity, anti-ageing, and self-healing.

Charlotte’s Tips—

1.Consume an adequate amount of high quality protein to enable collagen production, aid in weight management, and maintain muscle mass. Collagen is, at is most fundamental level, a fibre made from protein—so a protein deficient diet results in thinning hair, weak brittle nails, and poor skin tone and elasticity. Try to incorporate poultry, fish, beans, lean meats, nuts, pulses, low fat dairy (e.g. Greek yoghurt and cottage cheese), eggs, and soybeans into your diet. Good vegan sources of protein include quinoa, hemp protein, and pea protein. If you struggle to eat enough protein, try Be Skinny Drink Me ( and Skinny contains an impressive 21.6g of protein(!) and(when combined with a healthy diet) not only aids in keeping your skin looking taught, firm, and wrinkle-free, but also wards of cravings, and excessive snaking by keeping you fuller for longer. As an added bonus, they also contain anti-oxidant rich green tea extract and taste wonderful.

2.Stop yo-yo dieting. Drastic weight fluctuations not only wreak havoc on your metabolism, but are also incredibly ageing. Frequent weight-loss and weight-gain can result in volume loss and repeatedly stretching facial ligaments—in other words, facial lines, sagging skin, and slack jowls. Reach a healthy weight and maintain it through eating well and exercising at least three times per week.

3.When eating for anti-ageing, it is necessary to consume a varied diet, and one that is rich in colour. Aim for at least five to ten servings of fruit and vegetables daily, so as to ensure maximum intake of minerals and antioxidants (as well as all other vital nutrients that are the building blocks of our bodies).

4.Opt for gluten free grains. Many of us suffer from a gluten intolerance/ allergy without knowing it. Common symptoms include fatigue, anxiety, mood-swings, energy-crashes, weight gain, bloating, and general feeling of malaise. An untreated gluten allergy can also result in pre-mature ageing, by inhibiting the body’s ability to detox. Try (high protein) gluten free grains such as quinoa, millet, amaranth, teff, and buckwheat.

About the Author

Sarah Mitchell
With numerous years of experience in the beauty industry, I worship at the altar of all things beauty and skincare related. Currently living in Canada, yet returning to the UK in 2014, I intend to continue with my career in the cosmetics, health, and beauty industry. I'm devoted to following and sharing new skincare and treatment trends. I am passionate about learning to love the person you are and making the most of the skin you're in.

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