How To Stay Looking Young With Food
To stay looking young not only require slathering on your face anti-aging creams. The food that you eat is just as important. After all, what good are topical creams if the very foundation of your skin is not healthy in the first place? This is why you should pay attention to the food that you eat or are not eating. Your consumption of vitamins and nutrients is vital in slowing down the aging process.
When you eat right, the external harmful elements in the atmosphere will not easily damage your system since you are healthy enough to fight them or neutralize their effects.
Food for the young
Avocado – while avocado is widely used as a facial mask because of its anti-microbial, moisturizing and exfoliating properties let’s talk about its benefits when consumed as a food, perhaps in the form of guacamole? The anti-oxidants found in avocado fight the many signs of skin aging and protect your skin from pollutants in the air. It also balances your cholesterol level and can heal many skin conditions like psoriasis. Now you have one more reason to dip that whole-grain nacho in that guacamole.
Green tea – green tea is rich in an anti-oxidant called catechin. It will protect you from the harmful rays of the sun. One of green tea’s most famous properties is its ability to rejuvenate dying skin cells and make scars and blemishes disappear faster. Green tea has also been found to effectively heal many skin conditions like dandruff, psoriasis and other inflammation of the skin.
Salmon – Omega-3 fatty acid is what you should go after when you eat salmon. It hydrates your skin and makes your skin cells healthy enough to delay the skin-aging process. If you don’t like salmon, I’ll give you one reason that will make you love it: It increases the production of collagen, the one responsible for keeping your skin tight and wrinkle-free.
Yogurt – rejuvenation is a very crucial process in maintaining a healthy, younger looking skin. Every time your skin rejuvenates, it is like having fresh, new skin all over again. Yogurt helps your skin rejuvenate as often as it did when you were in your youth. It used to undergo this process every 21 days but it has now narrowed down to every 45 days. With the help of yogurt, the cycle will be speedier.
Citrus fruits – citrus fruits such as grapefruit, lemon and orange contain loads of vitamin C that boosts your immune system. This vitamin, just like salmon, increases the production of collagen. It also helps fight off free radicals as well as protect your skin from the UV rays.
Dark chocolate – now you don’t have to feel so guilty after having eaten chocolate, as long as you choose dark. Sure it can improve your mood but it can also help you stay younger looking. Dark chocolate is rich in anti-oxidants too. Meaning it protects your body from the harmful effects of free radicals. At the same time, it also moisturizes your skin. Now you can enjoy that bar of dark chocolate.