What we eat actually defines how our skin will look: glowing or dull, young or aging. But some foods especially give our skin a youngish glow through their anti-aging benefits.
1. Red Bell Pepper
Red bell peppers contain a very high amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants play a very important role in anti-aging. They protect the skin from the effects of external factors like sun damage, pollution, and environmental toxins.
Red Bell Peppers also contain a high content of Vitamin C, which has an important role in collagen production.
How to use Red Bell Peppers:
- cook them up in a stir-fry
- can be sliced and dipped in hummus as a snack
- add them into a raw salad
Papaya is rich in a variety of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It may help to improve skin elasticity. It also minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.
The vitamins and minerals it contains include:
- vitamins B & C
- vitamins A, K, and E
Papaya also contains papain, an enzyme which provides additional anti-aging benefits. Papain works as one of nature’s best anti-inflammatory agents. Papain is also found in many exfoliating products.
Papaya and the products containing Papain helps your body shed dead skin cells, resulting in the glowing and vibrant skin.
How to use Papaya:
- Eat Papaya in the breakfast
- Use papaya mask
The powerful antioxidants in blueberries help protect skin from damage caused by the sun, stress, and pollution. It also prevents collagen loss by moderating the inflammatory response.
Blueberries are rich in vitamins A and C. They also contain an anti-age antioxidant called anthocyanin. Anthocyanin gives blueberries their deep, beautiful blue color.
How to use Blueberries:
- Add in a morning smoothie
- Add in your fruit bowl
Avocados have anti-inflammatory fatty acids that promote smooth skin. The carotenoids in avocados may also help in blocking toxins and damage from the sun’s rays, and they also help to protect against skin cancers. The presence of a high quantity of vitamin A in avocados helps you shed dead skin cells, leaving us with gorgeous, young, and glowing skin.
Avocados contain a variety of essential nutrients including:
- vitamins A, C, E, K
- B vitamins
How to use Avocados:
- Use avocado into a salad, smoothie, or just eat it with a spoon.
- You can use Avocados topically as a moisturizing mask to fight inflammation, reduce redness, and to prevent wrinkles.
5. Pomegranate seeds
Pomegranates a healing medicinal fruit high in vitamin C and a variety of potent antioxidants have been used for centuries. pomegranates may protect our body from free radical damage and reduce levels of inflammation in our system.
Punicalagins, present in Pomegranates may help to preserve collagen in the skin, slowing signs of aging.
How to use Avocados:
- Use the seeds with a spinach walnut salad for an anti-aging recipe.
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