Eat yourself younger in a week with this simple detox plan to leave you looking and feeling younger and more energetic
Natural ageing is unavoidable, but stress and overindulgence can put additional unnecessary strain on your body, especially your skin's tone and elasticity.
Your skin is the second most important detoxification organ after your liver, and anything your liver can't handle gets shunted there, leading to spots, dull skin, wrinkles and eye bags. That's where this seven-day skin and body rejuvenating detox plan comes in.
Nutritionist Charlotte Watson, author of 100 Foods to Stay Young (Paragon Books, £9.99), says, 'Anti-ageing detoxification is all about helping your cells remove toxins and absorb the antioxidant nutrients found in foods such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, oily fish, herbs and spices.
'These all protect your skin from the ravages of UB light, pollution, sugar, smoking and fried and processed foods.'
Antioxidants can also help regulate your immune system, leaving you less at risk of infection, and protect against degenerative diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
This seven-day anti-ageing detox includes plenty of foods rich in youth-giving nutrients. Try and incorporate them in your diet on a daily basis. They include:
Rather than a prescriptive plan, this detox takes a more flexible mix-and-match approach. Simply choose one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner each day.
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