As we grow older, I'm sure a lot of us start wishing that there was a surefire way to look youthful for time immemorial. With people like Elle Macpherson in the world, though, it does make your wonder whether some sort of anti-ageing has been discovered, but only the rich and famous are allowed access.
The 54-year-old model and actress rose to fame in the '80s for her iconic look, and has remained just as stunning ever since. Seriously, just take a glimpse at some of her Insta snaps - you can't honestly say she isn't as beautiful now as she was 30 years back:
So, what's her secret? Bathing in the blood of virgins? Worshipping the devil? Performing a secret ritual every full moon?
Nope, it's far more boring than that. The trick, it turns out, is a nutrient-rich diet. Her breakfast, for example, involves a smoothie made with "garlic, ginger, turmeric, parsley, cilantro, cucumber, celery, kale, lemon, half an apple, broccoli sprouts, pea sprouts, and two big spoonfuls of Super Elixir Greens," Macpherson told Mind Body Green. "It's filled to the brim with live nutrients."
She also likes to indulge in fish, eggs, pasta, and "whatever vegetables [she] can find," but credits most of her youthful looks to staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water. "I believe if everyone starts drinking two to three liters of water a day, it'd make a huge difference," she said.
In fact, according to WebMD, drinking water can have all sorts of benefits from helping to control calories to protecting your skin from looking dry and wrinkled to keeping your insides healthy, too.
But as well as watching what she eats, the 54-year-old is also careful to monitor when she eats.
"One of the most important things for me is giving my digestion a good rest," Macpherson said. "People say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I agree, but it's about what time that breakfast is. I'll have breakfast a little later in the day, especially if I've been eating later in the evening."
Of course, pushing your breakfast back an hour or two won't be the miracle cure that turns back time on your crow's feet or frown lines, but having a bigger break between meals could actually be a very effective way of losing weight/keeping it off. Indeed, intermittent fasting has been shown to lower blood sugar and promote higher energy levels.
If you want to stay looking youthful, then, your best bet would be to start drinking more water and perhaps cutting out foods that aren't rich in nutrients. And, if you really want to put in 100 per cent effort, you have to be prepared to have some garlic and pea sprouts in your breakfast smoothie - or, you know - just try to maintain a more balanced diet in general.