The anti-ageing industry is worth billions of dollars worldwide as we rush out to buy the latest must have cream that promises the earth and leaves a hefty dent in your bank balance. There is an old saying that beauty comes from within, and the simple is that by eating the right things we can halt the anti-ageing process in it tracks. There are several so called super foods that have been proven to improve the quality of skin and make it look younger, so keep hold of that hard earned cash and eat your way to youthfulness.
One of the worst things we can do to prematurely age our skin is go out in the sun without a sunblock, but living in the UK we want the healthy glow of our European cousins and millions of us jet off every year to sunnier climes. Did you know that there is food you can eat that actually to reduce the effects of the sun. This doesn’t give you carte blanche to completely dump the sunscreen but foods loaded in vitamin C can not only give you a more youthful complexion but has been linked to the prevention of sunscreen.
Oranges, lemons and limes are the big three when it comes to vitamin C but it is also found in many other kinds of fruit such as grapefruit and berries. The humble berry is very clever when it comes to keeping our skin looking great as they not only contain vitamins but are also superb antioxidants. The latest buzz word in super foods is blueberries and rightly so. Eat these in their purest form and you will not only have great skin but can enjoy the knowledge that are also working away inside to fight of toxins and free radicals to help you feel as great as you are looking.
Leafy green vegetables are also packed with antioxidants and to preserve the goodness they should be eaten raw or steamed, never boiled. They too fight the free radicals that can cause us to display those tell tale signs of ageing as well as containing the vitamins A, C, E and K. You may have heard that red wine, in moderation, is good for your heart but who knew it also had anti-ageing properties? Red wine contains a valuable antioxidant called resveratol, so that glass has a day has even more benefits that you thought, cheers!
Who cares if your breath stinks afterwards as every time you eat garlic you are fighting the ageing process. Garlic protects and promotes new cell growth in the underlying tissue beneath the skin and seeing as this is where much of the ageing takes place feel free to throw as many cloves into your cooking as you wish. The number one food for anti-ageing is Avocado. Whether you eat it in slices or mash it up into a guacamole they are loaded with every anti-ageing vitamin, mineral and monosaturated fats you can think of, they are also said to have other benefits too.