Halting the ageing process (of being a parent)!

If there’s one thing that has resonated through the ages, it’s the endless search for the elixir of youth.

Something I never understood before having children, now a fully-fledged mother I TOTALLY GET IT.

I understand why Meg Ryan, Anne Robinson and goddess Jane Fonda all allegedly turned to plastic surgery to turn back the signs of ageing. Who knows, maybe I will too!

Hands and nails, (no shoulders, knees or toes)…

Unfortunately for those who endure a facelift, one of the biggest signs of ageing can be seen in skin and nails. It’s often suggested to look at the backs of someone’s hands to see if it matches their facial tone – a tell-tale sign of surgery.

The good news is that there are steps we can take to keeping our skin and nails in great condition as we age, without the need for extreme action. As a tired Mum, I know how important it is to try and keep my shizz together!

Eat well, live well, look well…

If like me you’re a believer in wellness from the inside out, then diet is key to this. I’m a big fan of the Neal’s Yard Eat Well book, which is based on this theme.

So what should we be eating?

Vegetables such as carrots, kale and sweet potato offer a diet rich in essential vitamins, including A, C and E.

Seafood also provides a natural source of Omega-3 and Omega-6, which provide essential nutrients for healthy skin.

Of course, protein is what our skin and nails are mostly made from. As such, a protein-rich diet is sure to boost flowing locks, glowing skin and strong nails. It’s commonly found in lean meats, chicken, seafood and eggs.

Moringa benefits

Eating well is a great ambition, but as any parent knows, finding the time is another thing! I also hate fish, so I’ve been looking at what supplements I should be taking and discovered the curiously named MORINGA!

The supplement helps obtain some of the essential nutrients and vitamins that contribute towards healthy skin and nails. It’s also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Derived from the Moringa tree, native to Asia, it is a popular herbal supplement known for its antioxidant properties.

It’s also packed with important skin and nail boosting properties, such as iron, calcium, Vitamins A, C and E among many others.

Another way to consume the product is through Moringa tea, which is widely available from all good herbalists.

Needless to say, supplements should not replace a balanced diet and always advice from a professional caregiver before taking supplements, especially if you’re already on medication or pregnant.

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