I always feel a little dorky taking a full blown picture of myself.
Besides a tad bit embarrassing, it ain't an easy thing to do, managing the camera with one hand and all.
Anyways, I guess I just want to prove my point.
Last night in bed, lying there in the dark, Keith broke the silence with this question he posed at me:
"Did you dye your hair recently or something?"
(Long pause from me, taking this all in.)
"What?" I respond, incredulously.
"It's just that I was looking at you tonight, and I'm noticing how much younger you look. Like your hair looks darker or something. Not as gray as it's been before." And the clincher, here:
"I'm thinking that it's probably from all that nutrition you're getting."
Seriously. (My face breaking into a wide grin.)
It got me thinking. Maybe it's the fact that he's been gone a lot. Seeing me with fresh eyes today. But, with more prodding from me, (I'm really wanting to hear more at this point!) he says that he's been noticing this for a while now.
Still thinking about what he said. Analyzing my hair, my skin a little more than usual today in the mirror.
What he's saying might actually be true.
In all my studies, I've heard it repeatedly said that eating a lot of raw foods combats the aging process for a great majority of people who follow this lifestyle. Vitamins, minerals, and enzymes from superfoods, specifically from those amazing greens that I've learned to love and crave (and seem to magnetically gravitate toward when I'm in the produce section) which feed, cleanse, and build right at the cellular level. All that fiber, sweeping out congesting toxins, easing up burdens to the liver, especially.
I've seen it for myself, intrigued, with every single person I know whose diet is plant-based and mostly raw. These folks seem to glow. Radiate. Skin supple, wrinkle-free, and firm, with what I like to call a rosy, vibrant "apple cheek" kind of smile.
I've read accounts of people miraculously being able to reverse graying hair to their natural color by drinking a lot of green juices and smoothies, cutting out dead, processed, and fried foods. Just this morning, to feed my curiosity and interest even further, I did a little more research on this topic. (Here, here if you are interested.)
For the last year and a half, I, too, have crowded in more raw plant foods and I think it's making a huge difference not only in the way I feel, but apparently, now, in the way I look.
I believe that true beauty naturally starts from the inside; manifesting itself on the outside. It's that inner peace and happiness that radiates light, comeliness, confidence, and purity.
That's the kind of beauty I'm seeking.
Hoping more than ever, that I'm on the right path to a more beautiful life and a more beautiful me.