ANNIHILATE signs of aging with this exotic ‘island citrus’

 

Well, if you’re a little long in the tooth, it’s probably been a while since you’ve seen a bright-eyed young pup looking back at you in the mirror.

 

Between the lines that have appeared… and the jowls that have started to hang… you’re looking more like an old hound!

 

But it turns out that you can teach that old face some new tricks.

 

You can REJUVENATE your skin… and make it look FIRMER and PLUMPER than it has in years…

 

All it takes is getting your hands on this anti-aging secret from the Philippines.

 

It’s the main ingredient in a cooling drink for the warmest months of the year… but it’s ubiquitous in traditional Filipino cuisine all year long.

 

Unfortunately, in this country, it’s only ever planted as DECORATION!

 

Here’s what we’ve been missing out on by relegating this fruit tree to “houseplant” status.

 

Turn that hangdog look into a youthful glow

 

This fruit of the Philippine islands is frequently called the “golden lime”… because it’s green on the inside and orange on the inside.

 

But calamansi (Citrofortunella microcarpa) isn’t a lime at all – but rather, a naturally-occurring hybrid of mandarin orange and kumquat.

 

Here in the U.S., you might’ve heard of it by the name “calamondin.

 

And it’s got something that most other citrus fruits don’t…

 

The antioxidant compound 3′,5′-di-C-β-glucopyranosylphloretin, or DGPP for short, is a type of flavonoid known as a C-glycoside.

 

DGPP isn’t found in oranges, lemons, or limes. But you’ll find it in kumquats… and calamansi.

 

Not only does this compound’s antioxidant power help smooth out wrinkles… and hit the brakes on the free radical damage that leads to other visible signs of aging

 

It can also even out your skintone — by inhibiting the process that produces excess pigment.

 

Calamansi is also rich in tannins, which contributes to its anti-inflammatory effects.

 

And, like other citrus fruits, it’s PACKED with vitamin C – a nutrient that’s ESSENTIAL for your body to produce collagen.

 

That gives your skin the power to REPAIR ITSELF… and actually GROW NEW SKIN CELLS!

 

A lack of collagen is usually to blame for the loss of elasticity in your skin… and a dry, sagging face.

 

You can buy calamansi juice online (brand name Mansi), but beware of the high sugar content of juices.

 

Look for the fresh fruit at a Filipino grocery store, where it might be called “kalamansi” or “kalamunding,” as it is in the Philippines.

 

Or grow your own! You can find it throughout this country at most home improvement and garden stores – though it thrives best in warm climates, like those found in Florida, Texas, and California.

 

Use all parts of it – including the rind, where many of its nutritional compounds are found. It’ll makes for the most nutritious marmalade you’ve ever had.

 

The fruit’s skin is so thin, some folks pop the whole thing in their mouths rather than trying to peel it.

 

To a more youthful you,

 

Melissa Young