The key to looking and feeling younger than our years is to reduce exposure to compounds appropriately called AGEs. Advanced glycation and products, which form when food is cooked at high temperatures or without moisture, weaken collagen and cause dry, creepy, sagging skin and wrinkles. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up your summer barbecue! Beef brims with amino acids that research suggests curb the formation of AGEs by 33%. What’s more, marinating meats before cooking them cuts AGEs in half.
One of the easiest ways to foster joy and good health: tailoring your clothes to your unique needs. When deciding what to wear, consider the radiant energy of the colors in your closet. Each one has an effect on your body, and color therapy has been used for centuries in the treatment of disease and injury. Anxious? Pick a blue top, which promotes tranquility and calmness. Sad? Add a pop of yellow. The sunny color has been shown to boost cheer. Grieving? Choose pink, which can help heal sadness and loss.