We all want smooth, radiant, wrinkle-free skin that makes us look at least 10 years younger. And although we can’t fight time, we can definitely slow down its effect on our skin, and the proper nutrition will help us do that. Therefore, we’ve created a list of 5 foods that you should implement in your diet.
Dermatologists recommend complex carbohydrates such as oats because they are low-glycemic, which means they don’t cause spikes in the blood sugar. On the other hand, high-glycemic foods like pasta rice and refined bread are known to cause spikes in blood sugar, wrinkles and acne. The reason oats are at our number one place is simple – the chemical they contain soothes skin irritation and helps prevent damage to skin cells.
Avocado is rich in healthy, monounsaturated fats which help skin to stay hydrated. Its fat is also responsible for absorption of many vitamins and nutrients need for our skin. Therefore, we recommend replacing mayo and high-fat salad dressings with avocado. It has great flavour and texture, and as it’s rich in fibre it will keep you full longer. If you really dislike avocados, you can consume macadamia nut oil, olive oil and walnuts instead.
Apart from being and excellent source of Vitamin C responsible for boosting collagen production that helps keep skin supple, oranges also contain high amounts of water which hydrate our skin and cells. Parsley, tomatoes and pink grapefruit are also great option, but in general, all fruits and vegetables are very healthy and should be consumed on a daily basis.
4. Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts are great for our skin for many reasons. First of all, they are rich in vitamin C which promotes collagen production. Brussels Sprouts are also loaded with vitamin A and folate that help prevent sun damage, which is the number one cause of wrinkles. You can either boil them or roast them to get the tastier flavour. However, if you just can’t stand eating them, cauliflower, broccoli and kale will be suitable alternatives.
5. Lean Beef
Lean beef like top sirloin is a great source of high-quality protein which helps build collagen. Protein is also responsible for building tissues and is an important macronutrient needed for our body to function properly. However, it can be very beneficial for our skin as well. With enough collagen, our skin won’t lose its elasticity and it will have significantly less wrinkles.
What we eat matters. The right nutrients affect our overall health, including the skin. By eating anti-aging foods we can take years off of our face and look 10 years younger. Combined with the right supplements, good nutrition can reduce wrinkles and promote smooth and radiant skin.
Although foods should be our number 1 source of nutrients, sometimes skin care supplements can do wonders for our skin. And I’m not talking about skin care creams that don’t have a significant impact as they don’t penetrate deep enough to cause real changes. I’m talking about capsules that we can orally take and make sure our body gets what it needs.