These foods are packed full of anti-ageing power houses
Antioxidants, anti-inflammatory foods, vitamins, minerals, probiotics – all important anti-ageing tools for skin. But don't think you have to buy tons of different supplements – many delicious, healthy foods are packed full of the essentials you need to help keep your skin looking and feeling younger. Because free-radicals travel through the body 'stealing' electrons from healthy cells such as the skin, causing damage like pimples and acne, it's important to stock up on nutritious meals to ward off any issues and protect your skin from ageing.
What You'll Need
- Walnuts and flaxseeds
- Dark chocolate
- Sweet potato
- Green tea
- Lentils and kidney beans
- Peanut butter
What You'll Do
- Add antioxidants: An easy way to get the antioxidants you need are to add fruit to your breakfast bowls or smoothies. Blueberries, for example, protect the skin from premature ageing and promote collagen.
- Increase omega-3 fatty acids: These act as building blocks for healthy skin cells. Fish like wild salmon can help fight wrinkles, psoriasis and acne thanks to its healthy oils.
- Include probiotics: Vitamin A found in probiotics like yoghurt help to reduce inflammation and promote healthy cell turnover which is important when dealing with issues like acne. The calcium in yoghurt also promotes healthy hair, and nails.
- Throw in green goodness: Dark leafy green slike spinach contain lots of vitamins A, B C and E, magnesium, potassium and iron.
- Don't forget lycopene: Tomatoes are a great source of the anti-ageing antioxidant lycopene, a superfood pigment that gives them their rosy red colour, as well as protecting against sunburn and sun-induced skin ageing.
Tips & Warnings
- If you have any food intolerances, check with your GP or Nutritional Therapist to help advise you.
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