Help your skin, as well as your overall health with these foods
Aging is a natural process, and there’s no way to stop it. At least not yet. But, for now, we are accepting that we aren’t 20 anymore, but we can choose to slow down the aging process, and there are three things to consider: healthy eating habits, physical activity, and stress levels. Let’s see which foods can help us look and feel at least a few years younger.
Nuts, in general, are anti-aging heroes thanks to their cholesterol-lowering and anti-inflammatory effects. Take one to two ounces each day, since they’re also fantastic sources of protein, fiber, and micronutrients.
Pineapples are rich in nutrients that collagen uses. And collagen is responsible for skin’s elasticity. Rich in vitamin C, pineapples are delicious, refreshing, and our beauty associates.
Say goodbye to milk and white chocolate. Dark chocolate is filled with flavanols. They increase blood flow to the skin and protect your skin against UV radiation. Yes, you still need protection against the damaging sun, but this chocolate also feeds your body, not just your appearances.
Smoother skin and vitamin C go hand in hand. Limes and lemons are packed with this vitamin, which plays a critical role in maintaining optimal genetic health. Fewer wrinkles and better overall health? It’s good enough for us!
Blueberries are tiny, yet they contain more antioxidants than almost any other fruit. They protect you against skin-damaging free radicals from sun exposure, stress, and pollution, and they have vitamin C, which helps prevent wrinkles.
Avocado isn’t called a superfood for no reason. The fruits are packed with omega 3s, inflammation-fighting fatty acids that keep the immune system functioning correctly.
Mushrooms are one among foods that naturally contain vitamin D. Without vitamin D, you can’t properly absorb calcium, and that can lead to osteoporosis, broken bones, and a hunched spine.
In search of vitamin A in foods, we found that delicious sweet potatoes are just the right pick. This vitamin helps fight off fine lines and wrinkles by revitalizing damaged collagen. You can prepare a tasty meal in 10 minutes, just bake or cook the sweet potato, add some cottage cheese, basil, tomato, and some nuts.
Broccoli is not going to make you look younger. Instead, it will make your brain sharper, which is even better.
Yogurt is excellent for keeping your cells young. Plain Greek yogurt, without any added sugars, with some berries, will keep you looking younger and fresher.
Oatmeal is a feel-good food. Not just because it tastes so good, but because it boosts serotonin, a hormone responsible for feeling happy.
Turmeric helps fight cell damage, chronic disease, and aging, keeping skin and all organs vibrant and in good condition. Put it on your shopping list now, because it can make you feel younger, which is even better than just looking a certain way.
Green tea is excellent for keeping your body young because it helps maintain healthy cells, protects them against damage, and decreases stress. It’s an excellent replacement for coffee; it will warm you up during winter days, what more could one wish from a plain cup of tea?
Not only does it taste great, but spinach also has loads of phytonutrients that help protect your skin from sun damage. It also has beta-carotene and lutein, two nutrients that research has found to improve skin elasticity.