LOOK BETTER THAN EVER
Why look your age if you don’t have to?
GUARD YOUR GUMS Swollen gums look bad, feel bad, and are bad for you. Consider whey your weapon: People who eat at least 9.6 grams of whey protein a day have a 25% lower risk of severe gum disease, a Danish study found. Whey may inhibit plaque formation and enhance immune system function. Ricotta cheese is a good source.
GET YOUR HEAD IN THE HAIR GAME Think of shampoo as skin care for your scalp. “When people think about hair, they often forget about the skin under it,” says Cindy Jones, a biochemist who formulates skin and hair care products. Scalp skin contains the follicles that determine the health of each strand. Use a shampoo with B vitamins, like niacin and panthenol to nourish them.
SAVE YOUR SMILE Acid is the enemy of the natural, mineralrich enamel on your teeth. In a University of Alabama study of nearly 400 flavoured waters, sports drinks, fruit drinks, sodas, energy drinks and other caffeinated beverages, 93% had a pH in the dental danger zone. Drink lots of water and choose refreshments that are less erosive. Here’s how a few common beverages stacked up:
Minimally Erosive: Perrier sparkling natural mineral water; medium roast coffee Erosive: VitaminWater Power-C Dragonfruit Extremely Erosive: Powerade Orange, Rockstar Energy Drink