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8 Foods For Youthful Skin

Whether you’re 30, 40 or 50 years old, you want your skin to look good. There are plenty of creams and lotions that promise a quick fix, but the best answer is what you put into your body. Experts say that you can keep your skin looking young by always drinking plenty of water and choosing good-for-skin foods.

Your skin is directly affected by your diet. Eating foods that have the right nutrients, fatty acids, minerals and antioxidants will protect it and make it glow. Here are 8 foods for youthful skin:

8 Foods for Youthful Skin

  • Celery – full of water and fibre to help feed your skin and remove waste from your body. 
  • Watermelon – do you love watermelon? Your skin does too! That’s because the juicy fruit is high in Lycopene. Lycopene is the same phytochemical that we love in tomatoes and that makes them so good for you. In fact, watermelon has 40% more lycopene than tomatoes! What does it do for your skin? It fights UV damage from the sun so well that it is the same as using SPF3 suntan lotion.
  • Pomegranates – you may already know that pomegranates are high in vitamin C.  The fruit’s antioxidants fight wrinkles, dry skin and those fine lines that can make you look older.  Pomegranates also contain Anthocyanins. These boost collagen production. And the Ellagic Acid they contain cuts inflammation and harm caused by the sun.
    • blueberries on white tableBlueberries – this fruit is high in both Vitamin C and Vitamin E. They fight free radical damage and also brighten your skin. Blueberries contain a compound called Arubtin, which is a natural skin lightener.
    • Shellfish – lobster, shrimp and other types of shellfish are all high in zinc. This mineral fights inflammation. Zinc boosts the renewal of skin cells, making it key for those with ageing skin as well as those with acne.
    • Kale – this dark green vegetable is known as a superfood for good reason, but few know how good it is for their skin. Kale’ high levels of Vitamin K keep you from getting dark shadows around your eyes. Its high levels of iron keep your skin from looking so pale that blood vessels show through. 
    • avocado on white tableAvocado – our skin needs fatty acids to look plump and supple. Avocados are one of the best sources of fatty acids. The healthy fats in avocado are high in Oleic Acid. This is an Omega-9 fatty acid that helps your skin hold onto the moisture it needs to look good. 
    • Cantaloupe – is sweet and juicy. It also has high levels of Vitamin A that help skin turnover. This keeps your skin looking fresh and keeps your pores from getting blocked. 

    What food from this list do you plan to eat more of to turn back the hands of time on your skin? Let me know in the comments below.

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