Best Anti-Aging Food that can help you look Younger!
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So today we are gonna talk about something that's always on my mind being 48, and that's aging skin. So we're going to dig into seven anti-aging ways or skin foods. So let's get started.
7 Best Anti-Aging Food
Beautiful glowing skin starts with what we eat. So we wanna make sure that we're jam-packing our diet filled with antioxidants, lots of healthy fats, proteins, and green leafy vegetables because we know that our largest organ, which is our skin if something's amiss internally, it is gonna show up.
Berries as Anti-aging Food
But if we feed it well, we water it with all the extra water that we consume. Our skin will be glowing. So food number one we're gonna dig into is berries.
And berries are filled with vitamin C and good antioxidants, which help to reduce free radical damage in our body as well as protect us from those harmful UV rays. So berries such as blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are all great choices to add to your diet, but specifically blueberries.
Blueberries being rich in vitamin A and C also have an age-defined antioxidant called anthocyanin, and that's what gives those berries that dark purple color, which help our skin reduce anti-aging signs.
So easy peasy to throw some berries on top of a little bit of Greek yogurt in the morning or in a smoothie, or just eat a handful of sliced-up strawberries. And those are gonna give you the vitamin C, the vitamin A, and those antioxidants for good skin.
Avocados as Anti-aging Food
Next up on the list is avocados. And avocados are wonderful way of getting in healthy fats and are filled with vitamin E as well. It helps to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated. Avocados also contain vitamin C, which helps with those free radicals because that is an antioxidant.
So not only are avocados high in those healthy fats and vitamin E, but also in vitamin A and potassium. But this vitamin A is wonderful because it helps to keep our skin soft and supple.
So adding a little bit of avocado to your daily diet or even just a weekly diet will improve your skin health and leave it glowing and wonderful just as you want it.
Spinach as Anti-aging Food
Next up on the list is spinach. And spinach is another source of vitamin A that helps to keep things hydrated and supple, but it also is high in vitamin C, which helps to produce more collagen. More collagen keeps our skin looking healthier and brighter.
So not only is spinach super hydrating and includes those vitamins of A and C, but it also contains magnesium and lutein, which are just other vitamins and minerals that are gonna help your skin stay healthy and glowing.
Salmon as Anti-aging Food
Next up is salmon. And salmon is filled with those omega-3 fatty acids, which help keep your skin hydrated and supple.
And it's great and easy to add to your daily diet because not only does it help with skin and in improving that hydration and suppleness, but it also helps to decrease inflammation and decrease inflammation looks like better skin in general because if we're inflamed in the inside, remember as I said earlier, it will show up on our skin eventually.
Nuts as Anti-aging Food
Now, another one we wanna add in is nuts. And nuts are so easy because they can be quick snacks, but one piece of nuts that makes them so helpful for our skin is that it's full of vitamin E. So it helps us to protect ourselves from those UV rays and also keeps our skin moisturized.
Good nuts to choose from. If you're wondering it would be things like walnuts or almonds, macadamia nuts are great too.
Sweet Potatoes as Anti-aging Food
Next up on the list is going to be sweet potatoes and sweet potatoes are filled with beta-carotene. That's what gives it that orange look.
And beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A. Vitamin A, as I noted above, will be great for reducing fine lines, reducing wrinkles, helping to keep things hydrated, and just repairing skin in general. So adding some sweet potatoes to your daily diet is again a great idea.
Green Tea as Anti-aging Food
So last on the list is green tea. And green tea is filled with antioxidants called catechins, and those catechins can help improve any damage from UV rays and keep that a little bit more preventable. It also contains compounds that help to reduce inflammation and increase elasticity in our skin.
So we've covered seven anti-aging foods for our skin, and all of these foods are basically found in just a whole real foods diet. So easy add-ins of berries, salmon, nuts, drinking a little green tea and having some sweet potato.
Those are easy adds, right? If we're already eating a whole real food diet, we're likely getting enough of that stuff in. But if you're not, and you're looking for waste to improve your skin as you age gracefully, these are things that you can gently put in.
Start with one or two if you're used to, if you're not used to eating foods like that. But just know that all the creams and lotions in the world aren't gonna be the only beneficial thing for your skin.
Watching what you eat, and making sure you drink a lot of water, those two things are gonna be much more profound in the health of your skin than the creams and lotions that are provided. So here's to healthy eating and healthy skin as you age.
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