Ageing is a part of life and Lord knows, there’s no way around it. But you don’t necessarily have to spend thousands of dollars on expensive creams or procedures. David Gomes tells us about some foods that can help us all reduce wrinkles and look younger…
You are what you eat. You have probably heard this adage millions of times before. Although the saying might be as old as the hills, the relevancy, and truthfulness of these wise words are timeless especially when it comes to your skin. Have you asked yourself how your grandmother and her peers were able to keep their groove on during their ‘hey’ days without having to dig deep into their pockets to acquire the expensive creams and scrubs that dominate the market nowadays? The answer could be in that she was a better cook than you, but I disagree. The fuel on which our skin runs on is the nutrients we supply to it. These nutrients are found in our everyday delicacies. Here is what to put on your plate in order to eat away to healthy, glowing and wrinkle free skin.
Berries are the food of the gods. In addition to their sweet, savory taste, they are also packed with nutrients that keep the wrinkles at bay. They contain probiotics, flavonoids, polyphenols as well as tons and tons of antioxidants. The antioxidants help to fight the free radicals caused by exposure to pollution and excessive exposure to UV rays. In addition to that, they enhance the regeneration of cells thus helping to get rid of dead cells.
Fish is packed with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids goodness. These fatty acids are essential as they breakdown to form part of the skin cells’ walls. To add on to that, the fatty acids help in the moisturization of the skin by hydrating it from the inside out. Well, hydrated skin is wrinkle free skin, on any day. Fish also contains amino acids which maintain the skin by repairing and rebuilding it from the weakening collagen and elastin.
These are also full of the wonderful omega fatty acids. Besides that, some types of nuts also contain vitamin E, which is excellent for fighting inflammation. Therefore, in addition to keeping the wrinkles at bay through the omega fatty acids goodness, nuts will also help you in fighting inflammatory conditions such as acne and eczema. Walnuts are richest in Omega 3 while Vitamin E is abundantly available in almonds.
The good old avocados are better than you can imagine. In addition to containing the hydrating Omega fatty acids, they are also detoxifiers. Avocados contain glutathione. Experts say that glutathione is incredible at anti-aging. It is also what is responsible for the detoxifying properties of the avocado. Flushing out toxins not only helps to clear wrinkles but also helps to deal with acne. Some experts even go ahead to state that it slows down the growth of some types of cancer.
Cell regeneration is very important for keeping the skin youthful. However, this cell regeneration has to happen correctly. Incorrect cell regeneration causes mutation which is responsible for cancer. Green tea helps by ensuring that cell regeneration occurs in the correct manner hence avoiding cancer thanks to the chemical EGCG, which is contained in the green tea. Green tea is also rich in antioxidants.
These plump fleshy vegetable ooze of vitamin C goodness. Vitamin C is responsible for building collagen which keeps the skin plump and firm. Lycopene is also found in tomatoes and is known to protect the skin from damage by the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
This oil drips with the goodness of oleic acid. Oleic acid keeps the cell membranes fluid and keeps the skin supple. We all know that supple skin is wrinkle free skin. In addition, it also contains the goodness of other fatty acids which are good at fighting inflammation.
Research conducted in Australia showed that people who consumed beans, vegetables, fish and olive oil had the fewest wrinkles. Scientists pose it that this could be attributed to diet of monounsaturated fats, proteins, and antioxidants all working together to slow down aging.
Who said that keeping your skin wrinkle free is tasteless and boring? Honey may be sugary, but it does not cause the inflammation that is caused by typical sugars. It is also an anti-viral and an anti-oxidant. Its antioxidant properties are what are majorly responsible for preventing wrinkles.
This tea is packed with polyphenols. The polyphenols protect the skin from premature aging hence keep away wrinkles as wrinkles are a characteristic of aging. This tea also hydrates the skin.
There are numerous quick fixes to wrinkle problems out there in the market. Wrinkle creams that work, facial masks and scrubs are just but a few. However, these can cost an arm and a leg. Good old nutrients packed in our daily foods can help you achieve the same or even better results without draining your pockets. So, next time you think of keeping wrinkles at bay thinks about these super foods.
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