Eat Yourself Young: Anti Ageing Food to combat wrinkles
January 10, 2013
Anti Ageing Food to combat wrinkles
We all know how bad fatty and sugary foods are not only for our hearts health and waistline but also for the skin. But how often do you consciously avoid the nasties and incorporate the veggies in your diet to make sure your meal looks colourful instead of oozing with oil? As we are currently in the ‘New Year, New You’ phase, why not make a fresh start with your diet this year and eat yourself to youth with this anti ageing food that are also wrinkle busting and youth-maintaining simultaneously. Just so you know, the general rule of a good mix of green veggies, colourful fruits, lentils, beans and nuts apply – it really doesn’t get more complicated than that.
Oats not only cut cholesterol to keep your heart healthy and the fat melting away but also contain silicic acid, a substance needed to form the spongy cells between the skins collagen and elastic hence promoting plump, bouncier, supple skin.
Oily fish on the other hand is also a great contender known to reduce wrinkles according to a British study. Food sources of silica include leeks, green beans, garbanzo beans, strawberries, cucumber, mango, celery, asparagus and rhubarb.
Colour is not only important when you select a meal at a restaurant but it plays a vital role as to what they do for your body and in this case, your skin. Strawberries, Raspberries, Plums, Blackberries help in preventing cellular damage – more like an anti ageing food that shields your skin from environmental factors, stress, hormonal breakouts and so on.
The lesser the damage, the less you have to worry about combating it. Spinach, rocket and watercress are more colourful contenders known to reduce wrinkle formation around the eye area in particular.
Brazilians are just not blessed with beautiful, sunkissed skin you see. Brazil Nuts that are widely found in the exotic nation are a tank full supply of antioxidants which are necessary for tissue elasticity and damage from free radicals, making it an A-list anti ageing food.
Snacking on pumpkin seeds often will also keep your body up to date with minerals such as zinc, which work towards repairing worn out skin, healing as well as balancing oil production.
Alcohol does not only dilate small blood vessels around the cheek area causing them to be broken and permanently leaving a flushed cheek appearance, it also has a tendency to dry out skin extremely causing it to wrinkle, crease and form lines easily. Did you know molecules made from sugars and proteins attack elastic and collagen that keep skin elastic and smooth? Cut down on your soft drinks, lattes and whatever’s processed and termed as ‘fast food’!
We agree that beauty is not only skin deep but we also believe that ‘you are what you’ eat, so take good care of your body and it will automatically reflect on your skin, keeping those evil ravages of time away.