Everyone wants to look forever young and have the longest life possible. But in reality, it’s our genetic inheritance and also our diet that play part in helping to increase a human’s lifespan and keep youthful beautiful skin longer.
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You may think that avocado makes you gain weight due to its high fat content, while actually, those fats are very healthy. One avocado a day can reduce cholesterol levels and support the process of skin regeneration, as well as it supplies your body with antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C.
Berries, including strawberries, black berries, blueberries, grapes… are loaded with antioxidants that prevent or delay some types of cell damages, as well as they can decrease pain and joint swelling. The small fruits also improve cognitive abilities and help prevent Alzheimer’s and urinary diseases.
The beta-carotene in this vegetable is substance that the human body converts to vitamin A, and is known to help the retina and other part of the eye to function smoothly.
Eating carrots will protect your skin from photo-aging, which is the premature skin wrinkling caused by exposure to UV rays. Carrot tip : Do not overcook carrots in order to keep all the essential nutrients and vitamins.
7. Citrus fruits
Citrus fruits are the main source of vitamin C and folic acid, and can help lower levels of cholesterol and uric acid in your blood. If consumed on a regular basis, these fruits will help you prevent heart conditions, circulatory problems and other diseases.
Drinking lemon juice first thing in the morning will clean your colon and detoxify your body, as its nutrients will all be absorbed and will make you feel fresh and healthy.
Garlic has the power to kill most infections, if used properly. Despite its smell that’s hard to get rid of, the garlic’s amazing benefits are worth it all.
Garlic consists of fungicidal and bactericidal properties that make this anti-aging superfood among the best natural antibiotics. As it also balances cholesterol levels, enhances blood circulation and help lower the risk of some cancers.
5. Dark chocolate
The most loved food ! Dark chocolate is more than a sweet treat and has many health benefits. It contains flavonoids (an antioxidant) that help your skin to protect itself from UV damage, boost hydration and thickness and fight free radicals. However, this applies only to chocolate with at least 75% cocoa.
4. Olive oil
Olive oil is a very important part of a healthy diet, as well as a valuable addition to your skincare routine. It is a primary source of alpha-linolenic acid, that maintains a toned and hydrated skin, preventing its aging.
For a moisturized and smooth skin, and to decrease the appearance of fine lines, it is recommended to apply few drops of olive oil around your eyes, before going to bed (without rinsing).
The juicy and tasty tomatoes are loaded with nutrients and contain a great amount of vitamin A and C, and folic acid. Lycopene, the antioxidant responsible for the red color of tomatoes, is 14 times better than resveratrol, the antioxidant we find in red wine.
It amazingly protects your skin against UV radiation and has an incredible effect in protecting your body of degenerative, cardiovascular and infectious diseases. Tomato tip : Lycopene is absorbed easier when the tomatoes are cooked.
2. Oily fish
Oily sea creatures, such as tuna, salmon, turbot and anchovies, are a wonderful source of Omega 3 fatty acids, that keep your cholesterol low and help cell regeneration. Oily fish can reverse and prevent the oxidation damage as a result of aging, they are amazing for skin care.
Usually found in its powder form, turmeric is becoming more and more popular for a good reason. This plant has digestive, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, as it adds great taste to your dishes.
Turmeric does not only slow down the aging process, it can also lift your mood in stressful times and provide you with energy.
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