Top 7 Anti-aging Food and Drinks For Younger Looking Skin

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Your skin is the largest organ on your body. And due to this fact, you should strive to take care of it with the seriousness it deserves. Besides washing and oiling your skin regularly, try to identify the foods and drinks that if consumed, can keep it healthy and youthful for years to come.

Below are seven anti-aging foods and drinks you can start eating today for better, healthier skin:

1. Blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries are quite common. However, what makes the fruit outstanding is the health benefits associated with its consumption. Blueberries are rich in flavonoids, which are famous for promoting general skin health. These include quercetin, myricetin, and kaempferol. Apart from the three flavonoids, blueberries also come loaded with sufficient Vitamins C and Vitamin K to nourish your skin for the long haul.

Vitamins C and K are responsible for preventing cellular damage, hence its remarkable ability to reverse the effects of aging. According to Dr. Bill Andrews from Siorai.com, blueberries are one of the best foods to prevent signs of aging. This is because the antioxidants in blueberries combat harmful free radicals in the body. One Barbara Shukitt-Hale echoed the same sentiments.

The reliable researcher at Tufts University in Boston, the Agriculture Departments' Human Nutrition Research Center to be specific, further explained that the antioxidants found in blueberries convert the oxygen from free radicals into energy. This crucial conversion will protect the body from oxidative stress, hence slowing down the aging process.

2. Sweet potatoes

There's more to sweet potatoes than their enchanting sweetness. Accomplished nutritionists will tell you that sweet potatoes also promote the general health of the skin. The orange coloration mostly common on sweet potatoes is an indicator of the presence of beta-carotene. The latter seems to be the case because they are also rich in antioxidants, which are known for nourishing the skin through chemical disintegration of harmful free-radicals.

Sweet potatoes also exhibit anti-inflammatory traits. Finally, cooking sweet potatoes is a natural process. You can either boil them or roast them, depending on what you like the most.

3. Guacamole

Guacamole is a healthy drink made from grinding an avocado into a delicious, gooey paste. Apart from the drinks delectable taste, guacamole is also known for its nourishing qualities. It's no secret that avocados are a good source of potassium which is a mineral that promotes not only the development of healthier skin but also the general health of your body.

Guacamole nachos and guacamole ingredients on dark wooden background

Guacamole nachos and guacamole ingredients on dark wooden background

By drinking your guacamole habitually, you'll be providing your skin with a constant supply of Vitamins A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E as well as Vitamin K. Finally, avocados also have antioxidants which are known for reversing the effects of aging. Apart from drinking your guacamole, you can also apply some of it on your face, leaving it overnight only to wash it off in the morning.

4. Pomegranate seeds

Pomegranate seeds are high in protein, selenium, and magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin R, and Vitamin K; all of which are instrumental in the promotion of skin health. So the next time you make a smooth or a salad, don't forget to throw a few pomegranate seeds into the mix and stir it up a little. I assure you, there's nothing more satisfying than crunching your way back to your youthful years.

5. Lemon/lime juice

Lemon

Lemon

Lemon juice has a plethora of health benefits, among them, the ability to keep your skin glowing beautifully well into old age. This is usually the case because of the abundance of Vitamin C in lemon. Since free radicals can make your skin age faster, drinking lemon or lime juice will provide your skin with the necessary antioxidants to effectively combat the free radical problem.

It's also important to note that there are different ways of consuming lemon juice. You can either take like that or sprinkle it on some juicy piece of grill depending on your personal preference. You can also prepare some lemon tarts for yourself and still have fabulous skin in the long run.

6. Broccoli

It's no secret that when it comes to combating with skin aging, broccoli is one of the few superfoods most people turn to for retribution. What makes this vegetable a superfood is generally the abundance of Vitamin C and Vitamin K1. Other minerals found in broccoli include folate, potassium, and other trace minerals. Broccoli also comes with a high antioxidant content, which makes the reversal of the effects of aging quite flawless.

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A bowl of cooked green broccoli with sea salt

Broccoli can either be roasted, steamed or even eaten raw. You can also feel free to look up any unique recipe and use it for cooking the vegetables for the best results. For instance, you can add steamed broccoli with vinegar and olive oil and enjoy your very nutritious snack without a care in the world. Just remember to add a sprinkle of salt to complete the charm.

7. Carrots

For the longest time, carrots have been hailed for their superb ability to promote the eyesight. However, recent studies have shown that these tasty vegetables can also play a vital role in the promotion of vibrant, youthful skin. The latter is so because of the potassium and beta-carotene found in carrots; two essential elements found in these crunchy vegetables.

Besides potassium and beta-carotene, carrots also come loaded with antioxidants. Carrots also play a significant role in weight loss and perhaps the most ironical, and the most beautiful thing about this fact is that you can eat as many of them as you want and still lose weight! You can consume your carrots raw, fried, or juiced; all depending on whatever floats your boat!

Perhaps the best thing about the foods and drinks that made it to this list is that they are readily available. The other thing they all have in common is they are more affordable compared to most, if not all, over-the-counter skincare products. Therefore, it would be a brilliant idea for you to consider incorporating them into your daily meals instead of waiting until the situation on your face exacerbates before starting. However, first, you might want to talk to your doctor about your decision, especially if you have a history of allergies.

About the author

Ann Hills

My name is Ann Hills and I am a food blogger and a yoga teacher. When I was a child, I often got around my mother and watched her cooking in our kitchen. My mom always says to me that: “Kitchen is the heart of any home”. I strongly believe in her saying that’s reason why I prefer spending my money to make my home better than other stuff.

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