From anti-wrinkles creams to Botox to surgery, there are a number of options out there for people who are wanting to look and feel young again. However, the very best way to do with is from the inside out, with a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise, adequate rest, hydration, stress management and, of course, diet. Below are six anti-aging foods to consider adding to your bill of fare that will help you naturally fight off the aging process and that will also be good for your overall health.
Apricots are rich in compounds called carotenoids, which are powerful antioxidants that can help repair damage to the skin caused by aging and sun exposure, as well as promoting cardiac health, warding off some forms of cancer and lower cholesterol levels. In addition to this, carotenoids are converted by the body into Vitamin A, adequate levels of which are needed for healthy hair, skin, eyes and gums.
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries and fruits like them are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with Vitamin C which helps to strengthen then immunity so that the body can more easily ward off disease; it is also rich in antioxidant which can protect your liver and skin, among other organs, from oxidative damage that can come as the body ages.
Tomatoes are another important weapon in the war on aging: they are high in lycopene, another anti-oxidant which can help prevent skin damage that can lead to wrinkles, fine lines and discoloration and can even help with the growth of new skin cells.
Apples contain compounds which nourish the skin and help it to rejuvenate: the anti-oxidant properties help to prevent oxidation damage that can cause wrinkles and other signs of aging and can help skin cells to regenerate faster. It can also impart a wonderful, glowing complexion.
Avocadoes are rich in both Vitamin E and Omega-3 fatty acids, both of which help to nourish the skin and help to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines. It can also help lower the bad cholesterol in the body and even moderate blood pressure, both of which can help support cardiac health.
Rich in Vitamin C, a natural anti-inflammatory, oranges can help support the health of collagen which keeps the skin firm and elastic. Its anti-oxidant properties can also help prevent damage caused by aging and sun exposure. It is also good for strengthening the body’s immunity and helping it to ward off infection and disease.
So, if you are interested in fighting off the aging process without resorting to cosmetics or surgery, consider adding or increasing the intake of these foods in your diet. They will improve your overall health but will help your skin maintain its youthfulness and elasticity, as well as keep its soft, smooth and glowing.
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