Getting older is inevitable, but there are certain foods which can slow down the ageing process by keeping our skin soft, dewy and clear. If you’re interested to read what those foods then stay right where you are!
11 Brilliant Anti-Aging Foods!
Cucumber has a very high water content, making it extremely hydrating and nourishing to our skin, hair and nails. Keeping hydrated every day will stop your skin from drying out, cracking and causing wrinkles later in life.
Salmon is a brilliant source of omega-3 fatty acids, which is why it’s such an oily food. All that oil and goodness is absorbed by your skin when you eat salmon, giving your skin a real boost of health, and also producing a natural barrier against outside elements which can cause damage to your skin such as pollution and sunlight. Victoria Beckham and Mariah Carey are rumoured to eat a very high salmon content diet, and you don’t need me to remind me how beautiful these women look at their age.
Did you know that kiwi fruits actually contain more Vitamin C than oranges? The citrus and high Vitamin C content acts as a natural detox and cleanser, keeping your skin free from impurities. High Vitamin C consumption is also directly linked to a reduction in wrinkles later in life.
Almonds are a wonderful source of vitamin E which is one of the harder to find vitamins in our daily diet. A small handful of almonds daily will provide you with half your RDA and the health benefits are not to be ignored! Vitamin E helps the body to repair damaged tissues, making it essential for repairing scarring and sun damage to our skin.
Berries are widely known as the earth’s superfood. They are one of the most powerful natural antioxidants known to man and will protect skin from damage from pollution, sun and stress. Vitamins found naturally in berries will help your body to repair damaged cells, and increase collagen production.
Avocados are an excellent source of vitamins K, C, E, B and A, plus potassium and other essential fatty acids. These important nutrients work to keep your skin soft, smooth and wrinkle-free. Avocados assist your body in shedding dead cells, to keep your skin looking clear and bright.
While Oysters may be an acquired taste, there is zero debate to be had regarding their nutritional value. Oysters and a rich source of selenium, which is responsible for promoting elasticity and tightening your skin. Oysters also offer a powerful source of zinc to our body which is important for its antioxidant purposes, as well as aiding the body in collagen production which is important for repairing and creating new, healthy skin cells.
Leafy greens such as spinach, green chard and kale are super nutrient-dense foods, offering more iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin K, and folic acid per cupful than meat and dairy products. Eating lots of greens helps your body to protect against sun damage, wrinkles, dryness, sagging and promotes new cell production.
Another food known for its super high water content, watercress will keep your body hydrated and your skin looking clear and bright. The fibre of watercress also contains a lot of really important minerals including calcium, vitamins A, C, K, B-1, and B-2, potassium and phosphorus, all responsible for protecting your skin against damage from sunlight, pollution and exposure to harmful chemicals, subsequently reducing the appearance of fine lines.
Red peppers are a great source of vitamin C and naturally occurring pigments known as carotenoids, which are responsible for giving certain fruits and vegetables their red, orange or yellow colouring. Both Vitamin C and carotenoids are powerful antioxidants, and help your body to clear impurities, and produce new cells to keep you looking younger.
Another delicious food that contains super high water content. Keeping hydrated is one of the key elements to maintaining a youthful appearance, so loading your diet with hydrating foods is one of the easiest ways to maintain this. In addition, watermelon is packed with antioxidants and vitamins which cleanse and shrink your pores and improve elasticity and firmness in the skin.
To Finish Off…
I hope that you give some of these superfoods a try and if you have any other life hacks and tips for tackling the appearance of ageing then please let me know in the comments section!