If we incorporate a few simple methods into our daily routines, we can improve our lifestyle, metabolism, and attitude. Chiara Seidenader, a wellness, and longevity expert, struggled with digestive issues for years, and doctors were unable to cure her of her chronic condition. Her solution was a combination of functional medicine, nutritional supplements, and dietary supplements. As a result, she founded Beauty Treats and, in this article, she presents her list here.
DITCH SUGARS, REFINED CARBS AND SEED OILS:
We all know that a salad is healthier than a donut. But there are so many foods we buy and think are healthy, even though they are not. To make it simple, the top 3 ingredients to avoid are:
White sugar, refined carbohydrates, and seed oils.
The less processed our foods are, the better it is for our bodies to avoid inflammation. Inflammation leads to poor digestion, increased weight gain, skin breakouts and faster aging. Examples: Choose a whole-beef steak instead of burger patties (more processed), choose whole-grain rye bread instead of toast (with refined carbohydrates), and choose plain yogurt instead of fruit yogurt (with added sugar).
Note: Many foods we do not think about contain hidden sugars, seed oils, or preservatives (e.g., mustard, bread, vegetable sauces, canned soup, etc.). Read the ingredient label before you buy.
FUEL YOUR DIET WITH SUPERFOODS:
Most of the foods we eat these days are processed. Pizza, burgers, pasta, sandwiches, packaged snacks, convenience foods. Even if we think we are eating a varied diet, this diet lacks the right antioxidants and superfoods that help our bodies be more energetic and healthier. List of superfoods you should include in your daily diet: Blueberries, green tea, salmon, dark chocolate, nuts, seeds, olive oil, kefir, ginger, turmeric, mushrooms and seaweed. After reducing sugar, refined carbohydrates and seed oils, there are certain foods we can eat to support our gut microbiome. Did you know that 95% of our serotonin is produced in our gut? A healthy gut means a happy you. These foods will also help if you struggle with the following:
Digestive problems, IBS, Chron’s disease, adrenal stress, constipation, brain fog and headaches.
In turn, they support the radiance and youthfulness of your largest organ – the skin. On the shopping list include Artichokes, broccoli and whole grains. Fermented foods such as kefir, kimchi, yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha, tempeh.
SUPPLEMENT YOUR LIFE:
Instead of undergoing treatment (whether for aesthetic or medical reasons), we should opt for prevention. Most of our diseases and signs of aging can be slowed down, remedied, and even reversed if we eat right and consume more supplements. Unfortunately, our bodies are more susceptible to deficiencies in vital nutrients these days because of depleted soils, overuse of pesticides and chemicals during harvesting, and food losing its nutrients in the long journey of transportation by the time it reaches our table. We also eat fewer seeds, roots, leaves and herbs today than in the past, leaving us more deficient in important phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals.
Incorporate these daily supplements for beauty and longevity:
Omega 3, vitamin C and vitamin D (or a multivitamin), magnesium, glutathione, collagen peptides.