Most people, if not everyone, are well versed by now on the importance of a good diet in order to maintain a healthy body. The natural vitamins and minerals found in food can strengthen muscles and vital organs. It should be no surprise, then, that certain foods are excellent for the skin and preventing wrinkles because the skin is the body’s largest organ.
Blueberries along with raspberries are high in antioxidants, which help the skin protect itself from harmful bacteria which can cause spots and weaken the skin, making it more susceptible to the formation of wrinkles. The berries are easy to incorporate into the diet by either including them in a bowl of cereal, using them as a topping to a dessert or simply snacking on a handful between meals.
Salmon contain essential fats and omega 3 oils. The combination of these two substances hydrates the skin, keeping it supple and helping to maintain its elasticity. It is the elasticity in the skin which keeps it from sagging down. Other sources of the fatty acids and omega oils are
#3 Kiwi fruit
The sweet, tasty kiwi fruit is high in Vitamin C and other antioxidants, helping to keep the skin hydrated and supple, fighting off wrinkles. Again, free radicals are killed due to the antioxidants in order to protect the skin, making it stronger and healthier. They are also known to reduce under eye bags, another dreaded feature to happen with age. Kiwi fruit can be snacked on, on its own or added to a salad to add a bit more flavor and produce a more exotic feel. Other tasty fruits that have the same effect are strawberries and Guava. Using all three and some berries in a fresh fruit salad would be a great way to boost the body and really give the skin a healthy treat.
#4 Red meat
Red meat is high in zinc. This is an important component in the overall health of the skin. Zinc actively helps the skin to repair itself by producing collagen. Collagen production slows naturally over the years, meaning the skin does not stretch as it should, causing wrinkles (and stretch marks in individuals whose hormones are imbalanced for whatever reason). In fact, zinc plays an important role for many features of the body, including hair and nails by keeping them strong, healthy and shiny. Also it is known to help keep the vision healthy.
Other foods which are rich in zinc include shellfish such as oysters, crab and lobster as well as beans, nuts. There are many foods which are useful in boosting zinc content.
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene and help the body absorb more of the pigment, reducing the risk of sunburn. Tomato paste is also rich in lycopene so favorite meals such as spaghetti Bolognese and tomato soup could be great for protecting the skin against the sun and reducing risk of wrinkles.
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