A balanced diet that promotes cell renewal provides protection against illness and keeps your weights stable is a sensible way to stay youthful and fit. Excess weight does not hold together so well in maturity and becomes less a matter of rounded curves and a more hint of saggy lumps. If you are overweight, you should slowly get rid of the excess weight through a sensible diet. The further you go past 30, the less elastic your skin becomes, so frequent and drastic weight fluctuations will result in haggard looks and flaps of superfluous skin. Varying fluctuations on weight, especially when this is not accompanied by toning exercises, encourages wrinkles. Avoid crash diets which do not help in any way. You should eat lots of fresh fruit or smoothies and vegetables and as many as possible raw in their skins. Overcooking kills off many vitamins and minerals, so cook quickly in a little water. In addition to the valuable fibrous intake of fruit and vegetable peel aim for wholegrain bread and cereals. These are more nutritious than the refined variety. They also help waylay any tendencies towards constipation which, with its consequent toxic retention handicaps the efficiency and appearance of the body. You should also see that your diet contains plenty of fish, offal and dark-leafed vegetables, citrus fruits and all the berries and try to maintain a daily intake of natural yogurt, honey, and wheat germ. Regular helpings of eggs, milk, and cheese are also important but limit yourself to no more than three eggs a week, skimmed milk and low-fat cheeses. Recent tests suggest that women who retain excess fat on thighs and buttocks, even if the rest of the body is slim, have difficulty absorbing heavy fats, so cut them down. Avoid red meat and fatty foods. Drink lots of freshwaters, at least eight glasses a day, vegetables and fruit juices particularly apple which helps to flush out toxins. This eBook has recipes for balanced diets every man and woman needs for optimum health.