The Power of Anti Aging Foods
In the midst of anti aging creams and treatments, there is one simple, cost efficient, tasteful thing you can do to slow down the effects of aging! This one simple thing will not only transform your body from the outside but will transform the outside before your eyes!
Incorporating these super foods in to your diet will aid in your anti aging regime with no hard work required! They are full of the vitamins and minerals that companies derive extracts from to create their products. Consider this your no frills or fuss guide to achieving youthful skin! Add these super foods into your diet and begin to see fine lines fade and vitality return to your skin!
These fruits or vegetables (depending on who you ask) not only make a great base for salsas and salads; they, shield your skin from UV rays. As most are aware, UV rays are one of the quickest and most damaging ways to age skin. It is so important to wear an SPF with at least 30 spectrum protection prior to spending time outdoors. In addition to sunscreen, eating tomatoes often in your diet can help turn back the clock of time. Tomatoes are packed with lycopenes, a type of carotenoid that has strong antioxidant properties. These antioxidents not only shield skin from rays; but, have the ability to reverse existing damage over time.
Studies have shown that these carotenoids are packed with a high potent amount of these UV fighting compounds and are packed with Vitamin A. Another bonus? Vitamin A is packed with Retniol to reverse wrinkles. The multiple benefits of this food make it hard to resist!
You would be hard pressed to find someone who isn't a fan of this yummy veggie! No need to feel guilty when eating this sweet treat. It is filled with Vitamin A, B6, C and carontenoids. Consider this, one medium contains as much as 120% of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin A. These levels of Vitamin A would prompt collagen production to help regain a taunt appearance in skin and tackle adult acne. Sweet potatoes get their coloring from the high amount of carontenoids and Vitamin C. As proven time and time again, Vitamin C brightens skin and the appearance of fine lines.
This food is great to add to your smoothies or to eat on its own! Aside from the versatility, they are considered the Holy Grail of anti-aging foods. They cover the trifecta of anti-aging vitamins: A, C and E.
Vitamin A targets wrinkles, age spots and helps to even out skin tone. It is also known for fight the appearance of adult acne without drying out whiteheads with harsh sulfate based agents.
Vitamin C brightens dark circles like nothing else on the market and helps to neutralize skin from the effects of free radicals. Over time skin can take on a sallow dull like appearance. Vitamin C can help buffer skin to reveal a more luminous complexion.
Vitamin E is packed with moisturizing agents that give skin the suppleness it needs. As we age fine lines are made more prominent due to excessive dehydration in skin. Compounds such as hylauronic acid are reduced dramatically with age. With this lack of moisture, fine lines become more prominent coupled with “cracked” looking skin. Vitamin E keeps skin soft and refreshed. It also repairs and fights the effects of free radicals.
Noted for their brain shaped, walnuts are known for their benefits for your noggin. While their reputation as brain food is well know; on the other hand, they have skin loving properties as well. They are packed with many Vitamin B complexes and high amounts of Vitamin E.
Little known fact, Kale packs more Vitamin C than most of your favorite citruses. Take for instance that one serving (1 cup) of kale has 84 mg; while, an orange has 51.1 mg (Source USDA) . Along with it Vitamin C, it contains as much as 100% of your daily Vitamin A. In addition it contains minerals that contain UV fighting qualities and shield from free radicals. This low calorie leafy green is perfect for smoothies or salads, making it easy to add to diet.
Mango Kale Smoothie
Try this yummy smoothie, that is packed with vitamins to help your skin and is naturally low in calories!
What You'll Need
- 1 Cup Kale
- 3/4 Cup of Mango chunks (frozen works best)
- 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Plain Almond Milk (can substitute with milk of your choice)
- 1/2 Banana
How To Make
- Mix all ingredients in blender
- Add more milk for thinner consistency or more fruit for sweeter taste
- Add ice and enjoy!