Are anti-aging foods a thing? Sure they are! Fill your diet full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods, reduce your processed food and sugar intake and your diet can do wonders for your overall health – including your skin!
Eat the Rainbow
Eat a wide variety of colorful vegetables and fruits which are loaded with antioxidants that help fight free-radical damage. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant found in yellow and orange foods, and moves quickly into our skin to help protect it from pollution and sun damage. Vitamin C is another potent antioxidant found in many fruits and vegetables and helps counteract wrinkle formation. Silica, a mineral found in cucumber, is important for collagen formation.
Enjoy Healthy Fats
Healthy, anti-inflammatory fats, like omega 3s, can help our skin fend itself against sun damage. Include fatty fish, nuts and seeds, avocados and grass-fed butter in your meals for a good boost. Avocados are particularly great because they also contain vitamin E which helps protect skin cell membranes.
Stay Clear of the Beauty-Busters
Avoid processed foods and pro-inflammatory foods such as processed seed oils, white fours, and sugar. These foods are low in nutrients and can in fact, both draw nutrients out of your body as well as cause a low-grade inflammation – a terrible combo for a beautiful glow.