Anti-aging foods: 5 of the best to look younger for longer

We all know a balanced diet will keep us healthier for longer but did you know what you eat can make you look as well as feel younger too? For years we’ve been inundated with information on what to eat to live longer and keep our body and mind healthy. Unfortunately, one area often overlooked when drawing up our meal plans is our skin. The largest organ of the body is just as dependent on what we eat to function correctly as our liver or kidneys and it’s about time we paid it more attention. Here are just 5 nutrient-packed foods to start stocking up on to keep your skin healthier for longer.

1. Wild Salmon

Wild Salmon and other oily fish are packed with healthy omega-3 fats, which are known to be important for our eyesight and brain functioning. What many may not know, is it is also packed full of antioxidants that can help protect the skin from premature aging. The antioxidant in question is called astaxanthin and it’s actually the pigment responsible for turning salmon and crabs pink. When digested, it’s proven to help boost skin moisture and fight against skin wrinkles, spots and freckles. Wild Salmon is also one of the only food-based sources of vitamin D, which is needed for good quality sleep, without which your skin looks fatigued and old.

2. Avocado

Much like salmon, avocado’s are full of healthy fats required to keep our body’s healthy and young. These monounsaturated fats also help to keep skin hydrated and help to absorb the vitamins and nutrients your skin needs to stay looking youthful. They also contain a powerful antioxidant called glutathione, which protects the skin against sun damage, namely by cleaning up the reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are generated through UV exposure and can damage skin and DNA.

3. Bell Red peppers

The red variety makes the list because they can contain as much as 60% more vitamin C than their green counterpart. Vitamin C plays an integral part in the production of collagen, a natural protein responsible for our skin’s elasticity and ‘plumpness’. A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people with diets high in vitamin C were less prone to wrinkles. If you’re not one for spicy food, perhaps try cinnamon instead, which also helps boost your skin’s collagen supply.

4. Red wine

Your eyes do not deceive you; there is, in fact, one more benefit you can now attribute to red wine. Made with the whole grape, they are full of antioxidants such as resveratrol, flavonoid and tannin, which fight against free radicals that contribute to fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. Studies have also demonstrated that these polyphenols found in red wine can also lighten the skin, making it appear more rejuvenated.

5. Tomatoes

The humble tomato is a great source of the carotenoid, lycopene, which has been linked to a number of health benefits. As well as reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, studies show lycopene can also protect against sun damage. It is recommended to cook tomatoes in olive oil to boost the absorption of lycopene into the body.

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