· By Leeza Cooper
Top 6 The Best Anti-Aging Foods
Did you know I was working on a fruit and vegetable marketing campaign for 5 years? I learned so much about fruits and vegetables and their health benefits. Fresh fruits and vegetables are the best for your skin.
VITAMINS A, B & C ARE KEY ANTI-AGEING INGREDIENTS. THERE ARE SO MANY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES THAT HAVE THEM. ALSO, DON’T FORGET VITAMIN E AS IT KEEPS MOISTURE IN YOUR SKIN!
Blueberries are rich in vitamins A and C, as well as an age-defying antioxidant called anthocyanin. These powerful antioxidants may help protect skin from damage due to the sun, stress and more.
The orange colour of the sweet potato comes from an antioxidant called betacarotene which is converted to vitamin A. Vitamin A may help restore skin elasticity, promote skin cell turnover, and ultimately contribute to soft, youthful-looking skin.
Avocados are high in infl ammation-fi ghting fatty acids that promote smooth, supple skin. Avocado is full of delicious vitamins - K, C, E, and A, B vitamin, potassium and more. The high content of vitamin A in avocados can help us shed dead skin cells, leaving us with gorgeous, glowing skin.
Red capsicum is loaded with antioxidants which reign supreme when it comes to anti-aging. In addition to their high content of vitamin C — which is good for collagen production. One red capsicum contains more than 100% of your daily vitamin C needs.
Many nuts (especially almonds) are a great source of vitamin E, which may help repair skin tissue, retain skin moisture and protect skin from damaging UV rays.
Pomegranates have been used for centuries as a healing medicinal fruit. Being rich in antioxidants, pomegranates neutralise the effect of free radicals in our body. The anti-ageing plant compounds in the fruit also help in stimulating keratinocyte cells (skin cells) and help in cellular regeneration thereby keeping wrinkles and sagging skin at bay.