Enlightened Eating

Enlightened Eating

62-year-old Christie Brinkley knows a thing or two about lovely longevity, both in life and as a supermodel. In her book, Timeless Beauty (2015, Grand Central Publishing Life & Style), Brinkley says she believes one of her secrets to staying healthy and fit has been her long-standing commitment to being a vegetarian.

“If you want to be happy, plant a garden. If you want to be healthy, eat a garden,” says one of the world’s most famous vegetarians. In the book, Brinkley describes her diet philosophy as “Enlightened Eating…the power of food to fuel your health, your beauty, and your adventures.” Brinkley feels that eliminating meat from her diet has produced rejuvenating results while at the same time reducing her carbon footprint in the world.

Her vegetarian lifestyle has also helped her to feel satisfied with her food choices while maintaining a healthy weight. By “mindfully making informed (food) choices, you will be rewarded with more energy, a clear, glowing complexion, shinier hair, a trimmer figure and even see some aches and pains diminish thanks to the amazing healing and protective powers of healthy food.”

But with aging brings a natural reduction of some of the core building blocks of a healthy, youthful body, such as the super protein collagen.

Collagen is directly responsible for “plumping” skin, removing wrinkles, and creating vital skin elasticity. What’s more, collagen increases nutrient-rich blood flow to the scalp, providing thicker, stronger and shinier hair. Taking a quality collagen generator has been one of Brinkley’s secrets to splendor.

“I started taking BioSil and I am amazed at the difference I’ve seen in my nails, skin and hair. The nutrients in it help the body build more collagen, the substance that keeps skin firm, plump and smooth. I also appreciate that BioSil is natural and contains no animal parts.”

“It’s well known that we women lose about 1% of our collagen every year,” says Brinkley. “Even though I’m a firm believer in getting all the nutrients through food, there are cases when a good supplement can work wonders.”

BioSil from Natural Factors gives you the ability to re-gain lost collagen, add new collagen and protect both new and existing collagen. BioSil generates collagen, but a diet rich in vegetarian superfoods that support this important super protein is also imperative.

Brinkley has been a devout vegetarian since she was twelve. “I didn’t know it then, but my decision to stop eating meat has kept me from ingesting fats, antibiotics, and hormones that my body didn’t need. I truly believe that decision so many years ago has allowed me to have a forty-plus-year modeling career!”

“Enlightened Eating”, was originally posted on Vegetarian Times, April 12, 2016. Reposted with permission.