8 Anti-Aging Foods For Healthy Skin


You have heard it a million times before; you are what you eat. In regard to the skin, the adage is true since good skins rely on adequate supply of essential nutrients. Anti-aging can take on various forms; it can refer to the way one feels as long as their longevity and how long of a life one will have. A number of foods touch all these aspects that helping one feel better, look better and live longer.

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Since everyone requires a smooth and radiant skin, all that is needed is to incorporate the food in the regular menu often and start enjoying the benefits they provide. While there is no magic bullet, the food that one eats, along with a healthy lifestyle can help in stalling some visible signs of aging.


Green Tea

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there are a lot antioxidants in green tea making it hard to single one out, but there is a group which provides more anti-aging benefits than others. They are called OPCs and are particularly helpful in battling all types of oxidants; both fat-soluble and water-soluble. Most vitamins are only effective at defending either one or the other. This normally gives free radicals a sort of double whammy thus helping the body twice as good.



The protein found in beans can help one to build lean muscle. Being a plant protein so you are getting the benefits of proteins without necessarily having to eat meat, which on most occasions comes with added calories, fat and cholesterol. They are also a rich source of antioxidants, which helps in protecting your cells from the free radical damage and helps you from experiencing many problems which can occur as you get older.


Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts are in the same family as kale, cabbage and broccoli. They provide many of the same benefits. Brussels sprouts are high in Vitamin C, so instead of taking Vitamin C supplement or a multivitamin, try to meet your daily needs by the foods you eat. A serving of Brussels sprouts will get you a whole day’s worth of this powerful antioxidant which keeps the immune system stronger.


Blue berries

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pick any blue berry and the chances of the berry helping you stay younger looking are very good. Some of the other popular choices are blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. The antioxidant value of the berries are very high, which helps put a stop to the free radical damage which takes place in the bodies every day and can lead to accelerated aging. You can try an anti-aging berry mix combining any 3 or more of the berries in 1 bowl.



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Almonds make a hearty snack in addition to providing one with plenty of benefits such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These are healthy fats which the body needs on daily basis. Vitamin E constituent makes almonds special. It keeps your skin and hair looking younger, both of which on most occasions display key signs of getting older. For greater results, eat raw almonds as opposed to the salted or dry roasted varieties. Keeping a handy supply of almonds is a great idea, since they can hold you over until the next meal and helps one in avoiding fast food or junk food.




There are normally few factors of olive which makes them a great selection for people looking to slow down their aging process. Firstly they are recommended by the American Heart Association due to their ability of lowering cholesterol levels. They can also help in giving you energy to get through the day, or even through workout programs. Building lean muscles is a recommended way of keeping the body full of vigor and healthy.



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the omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon are very important anti-inflammatory agents for the body. They help in reducing the symptoms of any disease, condition caused or worsened by excessive inflammation. Salmon is also a good protein source, so in the event that you are doing any sort of resistance training, they will help in building lean muscles that will keep you feeling better and your body looking thus helping in keeping one at a healthy weight.



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In order to fight irritation and redness it is recommended to introduce foods with more probiotics such as yogurt, into the diet. “Skin-friendly bacteria found in these foods will condition he skin both outside and inside. Look for unprocessed natural products in order to get the highest concentration of the living probiotics. Kefir is a cultured milk product that resembles to yogurt, but has up to 3 times more probiotics as compared to yogurt. You will find it in dairy cases where it is mostly sold as a drink thanks to its thinner consistency. As medical researchers continue to figure out the link between your skin and gut bacteria, studies have revealed that probiotics reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. Problems like psoriasis, acne, rosacea and atopic dermatitis may all improve.


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