Foods that Make You Look Younger & Stronger!

Posted by Hannah Punitha on Tue, Oct 29, 2013  
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Beetroot



Beetroot,the most negleted and disliked vegetable contain a plant chemical called lycopene - a powerful antioxidant. This  encourages collagen production and thereby skin elasticity. Lycopene in beetroot protects the skin from sun damage. Beetroot is also a diuretic and a  natural detox agent which eliminates harmful toxins that speed up the ageing process.



Pumpkin Seeds


Pull up your sleeves and brace yourselves - pumpkin seeds contain a long long list of anti-ageing ingredients that include zinc,manganese, protein, niacin, thiamine ,omega 3 fatty acids, iron,copper, magnesium,  vitamin A, B, K.

Now take a deep breath! Isn't it fascinating? The combined power of all the Vitamins, protein and minerals in the pumkin seeds is pretty unbeatable as it slows down collagen breakdown. More good news!

Now you can take that wrinkles off your face with pumkin seeds!

APPLES

Vitamin C found in apples firms and tones the skin. Prevents free radical damage and protects skin cells and delays ageing process.

BEET ROOT AND CARROT JUICE

Ingredients:

Beetroot - 1 medium size

Carrot - 2 medium size

Ginger - 1"     small piece

Rock Salt/Salt - according to taste/honey or ground jaggery(according to taste)

Coriander/Mint/Lemon Wedges - For garnishing

Lemon Juice - 1-2 tbs

Water - As required

Method:

1. Wash and peel beetroot, carrot, ginger and chop into chunks.

2. In a mixer or blender add beets, carrot, ginger, salt and when the mixture become smooth puree add water as required.

3.  Strain the juice if you prefer and add lemon juice and water if needed.  Add a pinch of salt or ground jaggery/honey if you want it sweet.


Garnish with lemon wedges/Coriander leaves or Mint, serve chilled.  

Enjoy the drink when it is fresh. You can also add chaat masala/cumin powder if you are not adding honey or jaggery and it tastes good.

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