It might well be possible, and Bel Marra’s Dr. Alwyn Wong shows us how:
Well recognized for her sizzling roles in “Bedazzled” and “The Three Musketeers” inarguably, Welch has aged flawlessly. If you aren’t quite looking down the barrel of your 70’s yet, that’s great news, because if you start these celebrity approved tips now, you could look every bit as sexy as Raquel when you do!
Raquel attributes her timeless and youthful appearance to a clean diet and strategy based exercise routine. Wong says, “Raquel’s routine is quick and easy, and very easy to duplicate even if you aren’t planning on walking down the red carpet anytime soon”.
She is said to eat reasonable sized portions multiple times a day, while keeping raw foods in mind. Wong says “this is something that I have been recommending to my patients for many years, starving yourself is simply not the key to success”.
Welch recently told AOL News that she goes to yoga 6 times a week. “On a typical day, I wake up around 5 a.m. After a very light breakfast of egg whites and Bieler’s Broth, I go to my yoga class that begins at 6:30 and goes until 8.” Yoga has been used for years as a relaxing, conditioning activity something that for a mature woman becomes very important.
So what about diet? Welch readily admits that her diet practices might seem too good to be true, but with a little dedication, reversing the aging clock becomes just a simple change in your daily eating habits. She says, “I might have poached or grilled salmon and some green steamed vegetables. Later in the day, around 1 or 2 p.m., I might have a meal with larger portions: a big piece of protein, like fish, veal, or chicken, and a big portion of vegetables”.
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Dr. Wong says that salmon should be regular part of a balanced diet, especially for people as they get up in years. Nutritionists have often given fish oil (omega-3 fish oil in particular) a special mention due to its essential anti-inflammatory health properties, but also for its benefits on skin and hair.
So imagine, with some simple diet advice and tips for a clean energetic lifestyle it might just be possible to turn back the clock. One thing is for certain, if the question was “is it possible to look youthful and sexy well into your later years?” Raquel Welch has proven the answer to be an exuberant “yes!”
Dr. Wong’s recent book “Why You’re Fat” gives a great example of a salmon recipe that might make Raquel proud…
Slow- Cooked Salmon (Serves 3)
• 2 x 6oz. Salmon fillets
• Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
• 1 cup lager beer ( or vegetable/ fish stock)
• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
• 1 cup sliced green onion
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 225 F.
2. Season salmon with salt and pepper and lay it in an ovenproof dish.
3. Combine remaining ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Pour over salmon.
4. Bake 25 minutes, basting once, until slightly pink in the centre.
5. Reheat basting liquid until thickened (1/4 cup remaining). Drizzle over salmon.
*Serve with steamed asparagus or bok choy.
(all for under 300 calories and 26 grams of protein!)
Recipe for the Raquel Welch Approved Dr. Bieler’s Broth
Clean, chemical-free water
Extra virgin olive oil or unsalted organic butter
Varied seasonings, optional (see recipe instructions)
Yield depends on amounts used.
Cut up equal amounts of zucchini squash, green beans (frozen or fresh) and celery. (Chop the celery 1/2 inch or less to eliminate stringiness.)
-Steam until soft using clean water (distilled or reverse-osmosis and carbon filtered) in a porcelain or stainless steel pot. Do not use aluminum or copper cookware.
-Fill blender 1/2 full with the vegetables and the water used for steaming. Add a small handful of chopped raw parsley. Blend to a consistency of pea soup (or as desired).
-Add a small amount of unsalted organic raw butter or preferably extra virgin olive oil.
-For variety and to suit your own taste, try adding garlic, onions, cayenne pepper, ginger, herbs, etc. Season with tamari or wheat-free soy sauce, etc.