If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know that keto is a lifestyle choice for me. It’s not just about losing weight, although keto is amazing for that. For me, keto is about becoming healthier. It’s about being the best version of yourself. Part of that journey includes slowing down the aging process. Does keto help slow aging?
“The Secret to Great Abs Begins in the Kitchen”
Have you heard that saying? It’s used by people who are very conscious about body composition. The same applies to the aging process. If you want to slow aging, you can use all of the facial and skin creams in the world, but it’s what you put into your body that really matters.
Food supplements like collagen will ultimately do more to help slow the aging process than what you put on your skin. And as anyone who has spent much time on keto can tell you, after an initial phase where your skin gets used to the increase in fat, your skin will absolutely glow from the increase in healthy fats on keto.
Slowing the Aging Process Isn’t All About Appearance
Thanks to the proliferation of anti-aging products in the cosmetics aisle, when we hear the words “anti-aging,” we all tend to think about appearance. But as Dr. Berg says, “anti-aging is anti-dying.” There are thousands of processes happening in your body in any given moment in time. These include cellular death and birth.
While aging is a complex process, we know that diet plays a part in how quickly we age. So it makes sense that a healthy diet plays a role in helping to slow the aging process. Of course, if you’re eating a diet high in healthy fats, in vegetables, and low in processed foods, then you’re going to slow that aging process down.
As you age, you naturally experience bodily changes. While you cannot stop these changes, you can minimize their effects on your body. We’ve talked about the impact of your diet on hormones. You also experience changes in your immune system, your bones, and your nervous system, and your diet can impact all of those, too!
The Importance of Collagen to Slow Aging
Collagen is literally the sticky, gluey part of gelatin. It’s vital to gut health, bone and joint health, and skin elasticity. When I was formulating my Intentionally Bare Collagen Peptides, I wanted something that would help to slow the aging process. If there was only one product I could take to help with the anti-aging process, it would be collagen.
You can also obtain collagen in bone broth, and bone broth gives you the opportunity to take in a lot of other benefits. When you make home made bone broth, you’re getting a lot of essential benefits. Let’s face it – if, like me, you’ve spent a lot of time dieting before you found keto, or you’ve spent a lifetime following what’s called the Standard American diet, you’re deficient in minerals. Bone broth should be a regular supplement for you. While home made is best, my Intentionally Bare Bone Broth will bring you a good supply of the minerals you need.
The Importance of Good Fats to Slow Aging
Fats help slow aging in several ways. First, they help your body absorb your vitamin and mineral supplements. Water soluble vitamins usually pass straight through your body and are excreted in your urine.
Next, fats help your skin. They are great for skin health and elasticity. They help your skin to feel smoother.
We know that fat is also essential for weight loss. Weight loss is also an anti-aging slam dunk. When your weight is healthy, then your heart is working less, which means you’re more likely to live longer.
There are many ways that keto helps to slow aging. It’s beneficial to you for the long haul, even when you reach your goal weight. Need more information about how keto can benefit you? Stop by my Intentionally Bare Keto Support Group on Facebook!
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❗️ DISCLAIMER: Health information given here is based on public research and is not meant to take the place of your doctor's advice. Always do your own research and discuss it with your health practitioner before trying a new diet, supplement or exercise plan.
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