Here are some anti-ageing foods – that you may want to consider adding to your eating plan – for younger-looking skin.
Nutrient rich foods
Foods that naturally provide your body with minerals and vitamins are great for your skin. Be sure to enjoy and sample the wide variety of fruits and vegetables that are available as each one will contain different valuable nutrients. These foods include fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, wholegrains and lean protein.
Salmon is a delicious and healthy fish that has outstanding nutritional benefits. It is loaded with omega-3 fats and is a good source of protein.
‘Some studies have suggested that omega-3s, especially from fish, may keep skin cancer cells from growing and spreading’. So try to include fish in your diet regularly especially if you do not consume it very frequently.
Not only are oranges a rich source of vitamin C, but they also hold a lot of water which helps to hydrate our skin. Vitamin C assists in the production of collagen, which helps to keep our skin supple.
Lean meat is an excellent source of high-quality protein, which helps to build collagen.
Try to avoid processed and fatty cuts of meat wherever possible and opt for the leaner alternatives instead.
New York dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD, and author recommends eating complex carbohydrates such as oats, as they have a low glycemic index. These foods will not spike our blood sugar levels as refined foods do. In addition, ‘oats also have a natural plant chemical that helps prevent damage to skin cells and soothes skin irritation’.
Remember that, apart from food, our body and skin require sufficient sleep and exercise to re-energise themselves and keep us looking young and fresh! See a dermatologist if you are concerned about the condition of your skin.