Eating Healthy

One of my must-do’s during the Chinese New Year Holidays is a gathering with my former classmates to catch up with the old times. We all met up at a friend’s house for steamboat. After exchanging well wishes, we all sat down together at the round table. Some of friends have not aged much while others may look hoary. We are old of the same age but why do some age faster than the others?

This boils down to how well you look after yourself. I found that those who look better may not necessarily use more beauty products or undergo aesthetic procedure. Rather they lead a better, healthier lifestyle. Beauty should shines from within the body. A healthy body is an attractive one.

Nutrition is paramount. Many of us like to indulge in a certain food and we kept eating the same food as we like them. Take for example, my husband likes meat. He eats a lot meat and very fastidious when it comes to vegetable. Hence, his body has excess of protein and fat but lack in vitamins and minerals. This causes the body decompensate due to lack of vitamins and minerals. The skin tone becomes dull and there is tendency for his eczema to flair up.  The treatment is not about creams and medicine but just simply improving his eating habits. I revamp his food choices (well I am after all, his wife), encourage exercise habits and emphasizing adequate rest. His complexion improves and now the eczema has totally disappeared.

Eating healthily is paramount in looking after oneself. Improving one’s nutrition invariably improves the complexion, the immune system and the vitality. You feel more energized and fresh.  Take that step. Change for a better you.

Anna Hoo