Early aging has a lot to do with your diet and lifestyle. Our body is like a machine—good input leads to good output. What you ingest and put in your body has a huge impact on your biological system and your long-term health. I am here to share my best foods for anti-aging skin. A natural lifestyle does not have instant effects. But the long-term benefits are invaluable. Further, staying active and eating a nutrient-packed balanced diet can help slow the aging process and even prevent many diseases. So here are a few foods that can help you live a long and healthy life with great skin and a healthy body.
1. Olive Oil
Olive oil has many anti-aging benefits. The monounsaturated fats in olive oil can have a huge impact on the prevention or delay of heart disease and cancer. Olive oil also has polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants that may help prevent age-related diseases. It is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and the protein, minerals, and vitamins you need for healthy skin and hair. Moreover, it has vitamins B and D to prevent the appearance of wrinkles, oleic acid, and polyphenols to help smooth skin.
Packed with vitamin C, pomegranates are excellent for softening skin and guarding it against sun damage. In addition, the juice in pomegranate seeds contains punicalagin and ellagic acid, a polyphenol compound that combats damage from free radicals. Punicalagin is a super nutrient that improves your body’s ability to preserve collagen, a subdermal connective tissue that makes skin look smooth and plump.
Another important anti-aging food is yogurt, which is rich in calcium, which plays a huge role in staving off osteoporosis, and contains beneficial bacteria that help in the maintenance of gut health. Above all, yogurt contains live bacterial cultures, including Lactobacillus acidophilus. These probiotics fight the growth of harmful intestinal bacteria and help restore balance in the intestine. These probiotics result in better health and can help prevent age-related illnesses. For example, try one of my yogurt recipes.
Blueberries contain more antioxidants than almost any other food. These give your skin an extra defense against skin-damaging free radicals that result from exposure to the sun, over-exercise, and even emotional stress. Most importantly, half a cup of blueberries daily can help in the prevention of cell-structure damage. This damage can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. Anthocyanin is also found in blueberries, and functions as an anti-inflammatory, and can help maintain healthy brain function. You can read more about the nutritional report of blueberries.
So, fish is an abundant source of omega-3 fats, which helps prevent cholesterol buildup in the arteries and provides protection against abnormal heart rhythms. Fish oil and fish proteins are used in the beauty industry worldwide. They promote healthy-looking skin, and the omegas found in fish are essential for regulating blood clotting, body temperature, body pressure, and the immune system.
If you try adding in any of these top foods for anti-aging skin, let me know in the comment section below. I would love to know if you discovered a new food to try that will help keep your skin healthy. I also would love to hear what you think or take a photo and tag me @Eat_Your_Nutrition on Instagram I love seeing your photos. #EatYourNutrition #LauraVillanueva