10 FOODS TO MAKE YOU LOOK YOUNGER
Looking younger & feeling more youthful could be just a meal away. We've put together 10 of the best foods to keep your skin firm & younger looking for longer.
One of the super powers of vitamin C in your body is producing collagen, a protein which gives your skin elasticity. As you age collagen in the skin naturally breaks down causing your skin to wrinkle but a vitamin C blast from a kiwi gives you 141% of your daily allowance to help counteract this process.
2. LEAFY GREENS
These super foods are packed full of lutein & zeaxanthin which are vitals compounds for hydrating & protecting your skin cells whilst helping to limit long term damage. Cram your meals full of leafy greens, in salads, smoothies & sandwiches plus everything in between.
This rich source of omega-3 fatty acids helps to reduce inflammation in the skin which can affect how it looks. The Vitamin D & other antioxidants found in salmon also helps to reduce your risk of skin cancer & acne
Eggs are a good source of lutein which helps to keep your skin hydrated & firm. It also promotes the natural oils in your skin that help you glow & look radiant.
Zinc is found in seafood such as oysters, shrimp & mussels, helping to boost your immune system & protect your skin cells from long term damage. Seafood is also a great source of lean protein.
6. BELL PEPPERS
Loading up with vegetables that are high in vitamin C will help to boost collagen production in your skin helping to keep it firm & more youthful looking. Not forgetting that vitamin C also helps to boost your immune system so you can fight off those coughs & colds.
Tomatoes contain lycopene which is a pigment naturally found in skin. This antioxidant helps give your skin long term protection from UV rays & helps get rid of harmful free radicals. Whilst tomatoes shouldn’t be used as a replacement for sunscreen they can help to keep your skin looking younger for longer.
Mangoes are packed full of beta-carotene which helps your skin repair itself, stay smooth & delay the appearance of wrinkles. Your body converts it into Vitamin A which protects your cells and helps them regenerate. Sweet potato, carrots, apricots & squash can also give you the same benefits.
Mushrooms are a source of selenium which is an important mineral that’s helps to protect our skin from damage caused by the sun.
10. NUTS & SEEDS
They’re packed with Vitamin E which helps to protect your skin & make it glow from within. It’s also been linked to lowering your risk of heart disease & cancer. Sprinkle them on salads, soups & yoghurt plus a handful makes a healthy snack.