The Fountain of Youth Diet

Age is in the eye of the beholder and, in reality, our stomach. We are what we eat, so enjoying a diet rich in foods that help our bodies build and repair is imperative to keeping youthful skin, hair, nails, and even our brain. In today’s blog, we are diving into crucial foods and nutrients to help us stay young and glowing inside out.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a rich source of vitamin A (retinol) and carotenoids. Vitamin A is a crucial player in keeping your nighttime vision pristine. Vitamin A also stimulates the production of white blood cells and helps remodel bones keeping your immune system and bones strong for years to come. To boot, carotenoids in sweet potatoes may help protect skin from UV rays preventing premature aging.

Are you not getting Vitamin A daily? Designer Wellness have you covered with our Beauty Support Gummies containing 133% of your daily recommended intake. These sweet passion fruit gummies are a delicious way to boost your immune, bone, and skin-enhancing vitamin A.

Are you looking for a protein powder with vitamin A? Our Designer Plant contains 33% of your recommended intake of vitamin A. Mix our Designer Plant Meal Replacements with other vitamin-A foods such as carrots for a super-powered drink.

Sweet Yellow Bell Peppers

Sweet yellow bell peppers are the highest source of vitamin C, including 380% of your daily value! Vitamin C is a super antioxidant neutralizing free radicals that can damage your cells and accelerate aging. Vitamin C is also needed to help make collagen which starts to decline at age 25.

You can also find vitamin C in other foods such as kiwi, citrus fruits, cruciferous vegetables, strawberries, potatoes, Beauty Support Gummies, Designer Plant Meal Replacements, and Vitamin C Gummies.

Avocados

Avocados are a rich source of vitamin E, healthy fats, and fiber. Healthy fats are needed to make  every cell in your body, PLUS 60% of your brain is made of fat! Maintaining a healthy supply of fats is essential to keeping your brain and every cell in your body healthy. Avocados are loaded with Vitamin E. Vitamin E’s central role in the body is to eliminate free radicals. Free radicals come into our bodies through metabolism, air pollution, and environments. These free radicals can contribute to skin damage, cancer, heart disease, and premature aging. 

This super age-defying antioxidant can also be found in our Beauty Support Gummies and Designer Plant Meal Replacements. Try starting your morning with our Beauty Support Gummies, then mix avocado with your Designer Plant Meal Replacements for an incredible longevity-promoting breakfast.

Bone Broth

Bone broth is one of the richest food sources of collagen. As collagen production decreases after age 25, it can cause wrinkled skin, weakening muscles, hollowing in the face, and digestive issues. We need collagen in the body to replace dead cells, form skin and promote elasticity to the skin.

Our Beauty Support Gummies and Designer Collagen are excellent ways to boost your collagen intake and give your body the building blocks it needs to build and repair.

Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast is the highest source of biotin containing a whopping 70% of your daily need. Biotin is needed to grow healthy skin and hair, and break down nutrients for fuel in your metabolism. A biotin deficiency can cause brittle hair and nails.

Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin (meaning we urinate out any excess daily) so getting in good biotin sources daily is vital. Designer Wellness Beauty Support Gummies are specifically designed for your skin, hair, and nails. Pop these delicious gummies for biotin-enhancing benefits.

Oysters

Zinc is needed for over 300 enzymatic creations in the body and is a vital nutrient required for collagen production. Zinc also has the unique ability to slow macular degeneration, a condition of the eye that is common as we age. Oysters are loaded with zinc offering 100% of your recommended intake when you eat two.

We added zinc to our Beauty Support Gummies to ensure you get all your beauty-enhancing nutrients. Other incredible sources of zinc include Designer Plant Meal Replacements and Designer Whey Meal Replacement.

Salmon

Salmon is rich in skin-enhancing omega-3 fats, pantothenic acid, and vitamin D. Omega-3 fats have been shown to keep skin moisturized and decrease inflammation. Pantothenic Acid has been shown to help Co-enzyme A breakdown oils in the skin, preventing blemishes. Vitamin D is metabolized in the skin by keratinocytes. If we don’t have enough vitamin D, hair may not grow and cause breakage.

Consuming superfoods containing these nutrients are vital in keeping your locks luscious and skin youthful. Our Beauty Support Gummies, Designer Whey, Designer Lite, Designer Plant Meal Replacements, and Designer Whey Meal Replacement all contain both pantothenic acid and vitamin D to support your youthful-looking skin and hair.

Bottomline

Build a diet that serves you and your body. Get these essential nutrients and foods to keep your body rejuvenated and youthful. We designed our Beauty Support Gummies to provide these nutrients and help your inner beauty shine. Check them and our whole gummy line out to help you achieve your health goals.

By Ginger Cochran, MS, RDN, CDCES

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Cleveland Clinic: Collagen