As the old adage goes, you are what you eat! For decades we have known that the quality of our food has a direct link to our general health, our energy levels and mood, metabolism and even the quality of our complexion. Here are six nutrient-packed foods that help to restore and protect our natural glow from free radicals and other substances that damage collagen and cause premature aging.
Not only has salmon been linked to killing various types of cancerous cells, the levels of omega-3 fatty acids have an exceptional ability to keep your skin supple and glowing. Try to consume wild caught salmon twice to three times a week for optimal results.
Similarly to the benefits of salmon, walnuts also contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can improve skin’s elasticity. Walnuts are a top choice for vegetarians or vegans, because the nut contains a strong dose of copper, a mineral that helps to boost the production of collagen in our bodies. A small handful daily is enough to begin to see improvements in skin texture and radiance.
The delicious fruit contains lycopene, an antioxidant that targets free radicals and helps to retain the moisture within our bodies to promote a healthy, youthful glow. Not only that, but tomatoes can help in the treatment of acne and other skin disorders because of its acidity, and high levels of vitamins A, C and K.
Blueberries are one of the top touted superfoods because they offer a myriad of health benefits, from reducing blood glucose levels for diabetics, to improving vision, and yes – even helping fight the signs of aging. Containing high levels of antioxidants and phytochemicals, blueberries zero in on collagen-destroying free radicals to prevent further skin damage. Even if they’re not in season, frozen blueberries offer just as many of the health benefits provided too!
A study by the American Heart Association uncovered that probiotics found in fermented foods and drinks, such as kefir, not only improved healthy bacteria, but also reduced blood pressure and hypertension. Talk about a super food! Kefir is a fermented milk food that contain probiotics believed to protect the skin against the damaging effects of UV rays – one of the leading factors for premature skin aging and wrinkles.
This might not be the most popular food, and as palatable to some as blueberries and nuts, but sauerkraut is extremely beneficial for the skin because it balances healthy gut bacteria. Sauerkraut, like many other fermented foods, contain probiotics, which have been shown to strengthen the skin’s barrier function. These millions of microbes are called the human microbiome, and on the skin, work to kill unfriendly bacteria, pollution and free radicals, all of which can accelerate aging.
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