Whether it's creams, serums or even surgery, it seems people will do just about anything to turn back the clock, but our next guest says the Fountain of Youth could be hiding in your refrigerator .
It'S looking younger could come down to what you eat. Dietitian Melanie McGrice joins us now in Melbourne to talk us through the best foods to stop aging in its tracks, Melanie good, to see you, a diet can have a huge impact on the quality of our hair, our skin.
Our nails isn't that, right recently, the research certainly tells us that's the case. Certainly I'm feeling a bit of pressure today, because my forties and haven't had any surgical work done, and so I'm purely reliant on the food that I ate thinking. I wonder how old you are, and I didn't want to ask, because thank you, yeah look.
I certainly try my best to eat well and look after myself, but I'm very much of an all-natural type of girl. So what are some of the best foods that can help stop the aging process? Well, one of the things that's really important is to try and have a diet which is rich in low GI foods.
So we want to try and avoid lots of sugar, so avoiding cakes and sweet, biscuits and slices and all those types of things at the table and the research at the moment is showing that the average Aussie diet is about a third made up of discretionary foods.
So I think that's the problem is so many of us are having so many sugary types of foods. It isn't great for us on the inside or on the outside yeah. I'Ve actually been on the aging diet. Now, for quite so, could there be the ones that actually make us look younger? Let'S talk about those yeah, well, sweet potatoes is one of my favorite, because sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A and vitamin A.
If we have enough, if we don't have enough vitamin A that, can actually make our skin look quite rough and dry, so that's very important.
I'D also say: garlic is another really important, one: okay, because that helps with oxygen flow, and we want that oxygen coming to our skin, to make it oily fish yeah oily fish is fantastic, because that is a good source of omega-3.
So I like salmon or sardines or even tin tuna is a great source and I'm glad you're saying that the the most the most omega-3 can be found in the skin yeah. That'S right, so I always recommend trying to leave the skin on our salmon, I'm so in such a popular fish. These days, which is fantastic because it's got about 2,000 milligrams of omega-3 but yeah leave the skin on, because that's where most of the omega-3 and an apple a day keeps an apple a day is one of the best things for our skin. So she's trying keep an apple in my handbag when I'm heading out the door. It helps with the glycemic index, but is also great for collagen production, well, yeah, so collagen. So what else can we do to help our collagen? Because that's buzzword, collagen
Yeah, that's right, so an apple is a really good choice for that, and it's one of the best collagen producers that there is and again that omega-3 so trying to get two to three serves of fish in our diet on a weekly basis. Melanie we've also got a bowl of spinach leaves in a bowl of kale. We need to eat them. I recommend on a daily basis, so making a salad or something along those lines that they're really rich in both vitamin C okay yeah.
I actually did some research and about to put it on my new YouTube channel. That shows that I really investigated it and what it found is that if we freshly squeezed juices ourselves and make a green juice ourselves that that actually keeps a lot of the nutrients. In compared to buying a straw bought juice, where it's been sitting on the shelf for quite a while good point.