In addition to the anti-aging creams and products in the market and cosmetic procedures, there are steps that we can take in our daily lives to achieve younger looking skin. By decreasing the rapid rate at which free radical damage is occurring with antioxidant rich foods, we can decrease fine lines and improve our complexion. Antioxidants are naturally found in foods and help protect your body’s cells from damage that naturally occur as you age or when you are exposed to things like pollution or cigarette smoke. Read more about these 5 foods that fight wrinkles.
Five top anti-wrinkle foods:
This delicious berry has 40% more antioxidants than strawberries and are high in Vitamin C which can help strengthen collagen formation, thus reducing the signs of aging. Blueberries have also been shown to improve eyesight,& circulation, act as a natural diuretic, enhance blood flow, and alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. So add them to your morning shakes or as a healthy snack throughout the day.
These eggs look, taste, and cook them same as normal eggs. The difference is in the fact that these eggs are produced by chickens that have been fed with alfalfa, corn, soy beans and flaxseeds. Omega-3 essential fat is known to help prevent and reverse heart disease, reduce inflammatory response, nourish dry skin and hair and repair brittle nails. An average sized omega-3 egg contains 320mg of omega-s fats while a regular egg contains 63mg.
Tomatoes contain Lycopene, a powerful plant chemical which has been shown to reduce skin cell damage and redness. Lycopene is best absorbed in a healthy fat environment so add some extra virgin olive oil to your tomatoes to increase absorption of lycopene.
These little seed are an excellent source ofvitamin E, the fat-soluble vitamin which has been shown to prevent cell damage from free radicals. When vitamin E oil is applied topically to the skin, it has also been shown to prevent skin damage from the sun.
Cold-water fish, such as salmon and and tuna, is an excellent source of the omega-3 oils necessary for radiant-looking skin. In addition to eating fish, try taking a distilled fish oil supplement daily. Remember the smaller the fish, the shorter the lifespan and thus less accumulation of toxic chemicals.
Most important is to listen to your body and pay attention to signs and symptoms. Your skin is your largest and most visible organ, and it is a good indicator of what is going on inside. You can now slow down and often reverse the signs of aging with proper hydration, food and supplements… and when you need it, the help of rejuvenation procedures and skin care products!