Youthful Glow

How To Maintain Your Youthful Glow As You Age

If you want to maintain your youthful glow as you age, then there are a number of considerations that you must keep in mind.

It’s inevitable that you get older with time, but that doesn’t mean that your appearance or how you feel has to suffer. No matter what do you will still develop wrinkles, and your hair will eventually turn grey, but you can delay the process if you are smart about it and follow the tips outlined here.

Thus, pay special attention to the following advice and follow it to wake up in the morning looking good and feeling energized.

Wear sunscreen
Wearing sunscreen should be the golden rule that you live by and never forget at any point. This will not only ensure that you are not a victim to skin cancer, but it can furthermore delay the appearance of wrinkles or dark spots for that matter.

Moreover, sunscreen is something that you should wear regardless of whether it is cloudy or sunny outside, as the sun’s ultraviolet rays can still affect your skin.

Eat nutritious meals
The food that you eat has a direct impact on how you look, and this especially affects the appearance of your skin. If you find yourself victim to acne or other blemishes, it could be a result of your current diet.

Do you often find yourself purchasing food that is overly processed and filled with sugar? If so, then you need to get into the habit of prepping your meals ahead of time, and instead, adopt a more well-balanced and nutritious diet.

Aside from affecting how you look, this will also impact how you feel every single day. Food is fuel, and if you eat meals that are filled with vitamins, you will also feel energized.

Get treatment
Getting advice from a health care professional with regards to how you can physically look younger is also something that you can do. In particular, many people opt to get Botox by investing in your laser skin care.

Aside from the more natural remedies to looking younger that were mentioned earlier, this is a guaranteed method for ensuring that the wrinkles on your face are faded much quicker.

Avoid stress
Stress is not only bad for your health, but it can also affect how you look. Thus, as soon as you notice the signs of stress, it’s essential that you avoid putting yourself in similar situations moving forward.

If it’s a result of your job, then you may want to consider making a career change or looking for opportunities via another employer. You should never have to sacrifice your happiness and wellbeing at any point in your lifespan.

Thus, this is the not-so-secret way that you can maintain your 20s or 30s glow well into your 40s and 50s. You don’t need to take this article’s word for it; you can try it out for yourself and notice what a big difference it will make to your beauty and health. Of course, there are many other tips you can follow, such as ensuring that you get enough sleep every single night, but the list mentioned is certainly a good starting point.

Diane Henderiks: Fresh to Frozen and Back

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo was joined in the studio by Diane Henderiks; Chef, Nutritionist and Host of “Fresh to Frozen and Back.” This show teaches viewers how to properly prepare meals, freeze them and then bring them back to life later. The result is flavor-packed food that hits the table quickly, saving time and money – a winning recipe in our book!

In this segment Diane discusses one of her secret weapons for infusing flavor: marinades! They are super easy to prepare and freeze. Together, Diane and Maria put together a Curry Yogurt marinade and a Citrus Lime marinade – is your mouth watering, too?Both recipes come together in under three minutes and they go great with any protein. We envision these recipes being a hit at your first summer barbeque, whether as a sandwich, on a salad or just on their own.

Aside from being amazingly simple, these recipes taste great and encourage re-using left overs instead of letting them go to waste. Our favorite part is that you can prepare the meals on your own time, whenever it works best for your schedule!

To learn more about Diane and “Fresh to Frozen and Back” go to or check out her show on Roku TV! Be on the lookout for Season Two, which will also be on Amazon Prime and iTunes.

Vaishali Chandrashekar’s Chopped Asparagus Coconut Soup Recipe

Written by Vaishali Chandrashekar

Asparagus: The Gift of Spring

I wait eagerly for Spring, not just for the warmer temperatures, singing birds and color all around, but also because it is asparagus season! Yay!

I had never tasted asparagus while I was growing up in India. But once I did, it was love at first bite. Its unique nutty taste, bright green color, and crunchy texture are some of the reasons why I absolutely love it. The fact that it is full of health boosting vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as folate, iron, copper, calcium, protein, and fiber is just the icing on the cake.

I find many ways to include it in my daily diet. I grill it and add to salads and pasta dishes, roast it with other veggies, stir fry it with ginger garlic and spring onions, steam it just a little bit and eat with a dip. 

One of my favorite things to cook with it is the Chopped Asparagus Coconut Soup. This light and wonderful soup has been one of the student favorites from my cooking classes. I absolutely love it and my mouth is already watering as I share this recipe with you.

Chopped Asparagus Coconut Soup (Serves 6)

  • 1 lb asparagus, washed and trimmed to remove the hard bottoms: about 2 inch and then chopped in ½ inch pieces. Keep the top spears whole.
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, cut in small pieces
  • 1 hot Thai green chili, optional for heat
  • 3 cups frozen shredded coconut – available at Indian stores in many brands. I like “Daily delight”. You can substitute this with 1 cup of coconut milk.
  • 5 cups hot water
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In a blender, add ginger, lemon grass, chili, coconut and hot water. Blend on high speed till everything is pureed. Now, strain out the mixture using a strainer. Make sure you squeeze all the liquid out by pressing with the back of a ladle. Keep this aside.*

In a soup pot, add chopped asparagus, ¼ cup of water and some salt . Cover and cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes until the asparagus is cooked but still has a bite. Reduce the heat to low and add the extracted coconut/lemongrass liquid. Heat the soup through on low heat. Taste and some salt and pepper if required. Shut the heat off and add the lime juice. Serve immediately in soup bowls.

*Note: If using coconut milk, just blend well lemongrass stalk and ginger with 2 cups of water. Then strain the liquid out and add coconut milk and 2 more cups of water to make the soup base.






Vaishali Chandrashekar is a former architect, spiritual advisor, holistic health coach and founder of Cook Consciously with Vaishali, a cooking school in Short Hills, New Jersey,  where she shares globally- inspired, creative and healthy recipes, teaches clever techniques that will make cooking easy and stress-free, and most importantly, helps her clients cultivate a true passion for health and cooking.

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