As we age our skin ages too, and the signs of aging- crow’s feet, wrinkles, sagging skin show on our face. If constant skincare nad proper diet are not followed, the signs of aging become more eye-catching, and our skin starts to look more aged than we look. Unfortunately, we don’t have Rapunzel’s hair that has healing and restoration powers. However, mother nature has provided us vegetables, fruits, nuts, meat, milk, fish – all are the sources of the secret that can take years off our skin.  Patricia Farris, MD, a dermatologist and clinical assistant professor at Tulane University School of Medicine  claimed “Diets high in antioxidants and rich in whole grains and good fats, such as linoleic acid, and lower in refined carbohydrates and added sugars, have been shown to be associated with a better skin-aging appearance,”

 

Let’s Find out what we can eat to make the signs of aging less prominent and slow down the aging process.

 

 

Avocado

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This green fruit contains monounsaturated fat that is also known as“good fat.”. The fat raises good cholesterol while lowering bad cholesterol and protecting artery walls.  The fat molecules are petite so it can slip through membranes and protect cells from free radical damage. It is also known to helping absorb other nutrients. Avocados are full of anti-aging components. High levels of Vitamin E is present in avocado, which gives glowing skin and enhances skin texture. Avocados are also an excellent source of potassium and several vitamins, including Vitamin C, K.

 

Greens

kale-green_anti_agingBroccoli is rich in vitamin C that is needed to synthesize collagen. Collagen block wrinkles and makes skin smooth and firm.Broccoli helps in preventing age-related skin dryness. Dark leafy greens are a wonderful source of Vitamin A. Leafy greens such as spinach and kale are rich in antioxidants. Kale contains various necessary- for -healthy- skin minerals, like magnesium and calcium, copper. Spinach can rejuvenate your skin as it is loaded with lots of antioxidants that destroy free radicals in your body. Free radicals are responsible for damaging skin thus causing premature aging.

 

Tomatoes, carrots, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes

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Tomatoes contain high amounts of the antioxidant. Lycopene, an antioxidant aid protect against sun damage and combat free radicals.  .carrots, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin contain beta-carotene, which contributes to healthy skin and eyes. These vegetables contain high amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, which maintain a healthy immune system. Lycopene and Beta-carotene both prevent the formation of wrinkles by shutting out the breakdown of skin collagen.

 

Omega-3 rich fish

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Salmon and tuna are excellent for anti-aging diet as they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.  omega-3 fatty acids help keep skin firm by preventing the breakdown of collagen and reducing inflammation. Salmon is also rich in antioxidants, which take actions against the aging process.

Green Tea

green tea_foods_anti_aging Green tea is affluent in beneficial antioxidants. Tea contains catechins, an antioxidant that help to protect the skin from harmful free radicals.
It contains high levels of oligomeric proanthocyanidins, a powerful anti-oxidant, which helps slow down the premature aging process.

 

Beans

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 All beans are anti-aging stars for their high antioxidant level. Anthocyanin and isoflavones have anti-aging properties.They’re a rich source of protein, potassium, and magnesium.

 

 Kiwi

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Kiwifruit has the highest content of Vitamin CVitamic C . maintains young and vibrant skin and neutralizes free radicals thus delay the signs of aging like wrinkles, age spots, and fine lines. Vitamin C is  required for the production of collagen that stimulates the development of new cells in the skin layers

 

 

Yogurt

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Yogurt is protein and calcium, vitamin B, which is essential for cell growth and division. Yogurt naturally reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Ginger, Turmeric, Cloves andCinnamon

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These spices have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the body,  Turmeric contains curcuminoid pigments that turn on genes that enhance the body’s synthesis of antioxidants. Turmeric also protects brain cells and skin cells from free radical damage, slowing the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.Cinnamon and cloves are full of oxidants. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory.

 

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Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries, they all are an excellent source of antioxidants and the seeds contain Omega 3. They help the body synthesizes collagen, which makes skin firm and smooth. Blueberries have the highest concentration of antioxidants of all berries.

 

 

So this means if you build up a diet with this super anti-aging food you can easily fight premature aging, prominent signs of aging and other skin problems. This article only focused on the anti-agin skin benefits of the mentioned foods. Other than the skin benefits, these foods are super helpful for the good health. Fight all the disease and aging-related skin problems only by eating these foods. Make sure you drink lots of water, too.

 

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Samia

 

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