Never Stop Protecting Your Skin

As we age, our skin starts to change and there is a higher risk for skin cancer. Over the course of our lives our skin will be exposed to some sort of sun damage. From that one time we forgot to put sun screen on and got a horrible burn to the time we used that tanning bed. It's just how much damage has our skin has endured. But with that being said we really don't know how much damage can trigger skin cancer. It could be from the five bad burns you got when you were younger or the one bad burn you got during older age. Even if you think you will get skin cancer and that there's nothing you can do, you're wrong. Sun protection is important throughout our lives and we should never stop taking care of our skin. 

The first rule is to stay out of tanning beds. You are at a higher risk of developing skin cancer by exposing yourself to the ultraviolet radiation. Just stay away! Second, make sure you are protecting your skin from the sun by wearing sun screen and protective clothing. This includes wearing a hat, sunglasses, and clothing that covers your body. Lastly, check your skin! Make sure to be giving yourself self exams and check for anything that looks out of place. Every year make an appointment with your doctor to get a professional skin exam. 

Besides not getting skin cancer at all, the goal is to be able to discover skin cancer at an early stage, so that it can be treated. You may think it's too late to change the past and getting skin cancer is inevitable but there are so many things you can do to reduce your risk. 

Source: https://www.skincancer.org

Turmeric Smoothie Recipe

A great day to start your morning is by having a smoothie! You can be super creative with this and spice it up a little by adding some turmeric. Since turmeric has so many health benefits why don't we start making it a part of our routine! Make your day healthy! 

Here's an idea of a smoothie you can make....

Turmeric Mango Smoothie

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  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 3/4 cup mango cubes, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric, ground
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt, non-fat plain
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 ice cubes

Blend until smooth. 

Source: https://www.curejoy.com/content/

Staying Young With Turmeric

Even though aging is inevitable there are ways many ways for one to stay healthy and live a happy life. One way is by adding some turmeric to the diet. Turmeric is a spice mostly known in Indian cultures that is used for cooking or adding color to food. Over the years there has been research done that shows how turmeric can help with the aging process. 

With aging comes sagging skin and wrinkles. Over the years our skin can really be affected because of smoking, air pollution, sun exposure, alcohol, poor nutrition, or genetic factors. One thing that can help protect the skin is by consuming antioxidants. The main ingredient in turmeric is curcumin which is known for having strong antioxidant activity. By adding turmeric to your diet you can help delay the aging process as well as protecting your skin from getting UV damage. 

As we get older there is a higher risk of getting cardiovascular disorders such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, or heart failure. Studies show that turmeric can lower inflammation which is a cause of heart disease. Keeping the heart young means adding turmeric to your diet!

Memory loss is a big thing once we get older. Cognitive issues begin to come about and we have a chance of getting dementia, alzheimer's, or even having a stroke. One way to prevent this from happening is by having turmeric. Curcumin protects us by exerting its anti-inflammatory antioxidant as well as protecting the central nervous system. If there is damage in the brain, curcumin can repair and protect the area that was hurt. 

The list goes on and on as to what turmeric can do for our health. There are so many amazing benefits and it is necessary for aging. Make this miracle herb apart of your life by adding it to your diet today! 

Source: https://www.turmericforhealth.com

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