How to eat well to look younger

Jun 13, 2012, 10:21 IST | Anjali Jhangiani

The Guide chats with food consultant Rushina Munshaw-Ghildiyal about staying young by eating the right kind of food

If you thought, anti-ageing was all about skin creams and expensive treatments, get set for a paradigm shift. Rushina Munshaw-Ghildiyal, consultant at Godrej Natures Basket, believes that the more effective process of anti-ageing starts from within.

“Health is dependent on what we eat. We get wrinkles and look older because we don’t sleep well and in turn, our appetite goes for a toss,” says Ghildiyal, who has devised some fun-to-make anti-ageing recipes.

“The recipes are created using important ingredients that are known for their anti-oxidant properties while some are mood-lifters and help you relax,” she adds, stressing on how we easily become lazy when it comes to taking care of our body. 

Rushina’s tips
>> When you’re feeling low, dig in to a bowl of yogurt instead of indulging in chocolate. It saves you from the calories while inducing the same amount of happy hormones.
>>  Never skip breakfast.
>>  Indulge in berries; they look beautiful and help in preserving you’re beauty as well.  

Rushina’s recipe
Very Berry ‘Botox injections’

1 cup frozen blackberries
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen raspberries
2 Kiwi Fruit, peeled and diced
>> Place slightly defrosted berries and kiwi fruit in a blender and puree, serve chilled.
>>  Optionally add 1 cup yogurt and 1 banana to make a smoothie.

Time: 10 minutes ; Serves 2 - 4
Water - 850 ml
Spearmint- 12 sprigs
Sugar /sweetener to taste (Use honey or 1 leaf of Stevia)
>>  Divide sprigs of spearmint amongst 2-4 glasses. Bring water to a boil and lower flame to simmer. Add sweetener if needed. Stir well to dissolve. Pour into prepared glasses. Serve hot or Chilled. Sprigs can be left inside glasses but needn’t be drunk.  

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