30 natural foods that make you look younger


Of all the factors that affect health, food is the most powerful. Poor foods, such as fast foods and processed foods, affect your health negatively while the right food improves health. Good health prevents many diseases and maintains our good looks for a long time. If you intend to look young for a long time, eat foods that make your skin look firm and smooth, your muscles firm, your hair glossy and your nails strong. You also must eat foods that keep the immune system strong. What you need is a wide variety of foods that are natural and whole, since each food contributes to different health benefits. Here are 30 natural foods that can help you maintain a youthful look.

  1. Turkey and chicken: Rich sources of lean protein.
  2. Grass-fed beef contains iron and omega-3 fatty acids.
  3. Eggs contain hair-strengthening iron and biotin, a B-vitamin that prevents nails from growing weak and brittle.
  4. Sardines, tuna, and salmon: For low-fat protein (which prevent muscle deterioration), omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin 12. Tuna is a rich source of unsaturated fatty acids which minimize wrinkles.
  5. Plum tomatoes contain antioxidants that ramp up collagen production. They also reduce UV ray absorption.
  6. Dark chocolate is rich in flavanols that protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays and firm up the skin.
  7. Edamame beans protect the skin against wrinkling.
  8. Olive oil contains antioxidants that prevent age-related blemishes and wrinkles. It also maintains heart health.
  9. Citrus Fruits such as grapefruit, lemon, and orange are rich sources of vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects skin cells against premature death. Grapefruit bolsters collagen production.
  10. Mango: A rich source of vitamin C and carotenoids that protect the skin against UV rays.
  11. Kiwi fruit: A rich source of vitamin C.
  12. Papaya: A rich source of vitamin C.
  13. Lentils: An excellent source of lean protein and vitamin B9 which prevents balding and early graying.
  14. Shiitake mushrooms are a source of copper that prevents premature graying of hair.
  15. Maca root contains riboflavin, niacin and vitamin B6 which promote skin cell regeneration.
  16. Blueberries contain antioxidants, vitamin C and anthocyanins (that give the blue color) which prevent aging caused by UV exposure.
  17. Strawberries contain vitamin C and polyphenols which have anti-aging effects and boost collagen production.
  18. Blackberries are full of anthocyanins that help to reduce scarring.
  19. Cranberries prevent dentin erosion, tooth cracking and chipping that come with aging.
  20. Almonds are rich in lean protein, copper which prevents early graying, biotin which strengthens nails, and vitamin E which maintains skin complexion and hair sheen.
  21. Sweet potatoes brighten up the complexion and contain healthy carbohydrates.
  22. Carrots increase collagen production.
  23. Dark leafy vegetables such as kale, collard greens, spinach, beet greens, watercress, Romaine lettuce, Swiss chard, and microgreens are rich sources of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E and K all of which keep the skin plump and reverse/prevent discoloration. They also contain beta-carotene, folate, and lutein which have an anti-aging effect. They have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cellular support properties that contribute to anti-aging effects.
  24. Broccoli sprouts contain antioxidants (10x the amount in old broccoli) which rejuvenate the skin.
  25. Pumpkins contain beta-carotene which naturally shields the skin from the effects of harmful UV rays. The seeds are high in manganese which boosts collagen production.
  26. Rosemary has at least 12 phytonutrients that give smoother, younger-looking skin.
  27. Avocadoes are rich in healthy fats that develop and maintain healthy cells and vitamins A and E which keep the skin moisturized and act as antioxidants which protect against skin damage by UV rays. They also contain NMN, a compound that is anti-aging.
  28. Pineapples contain manganese which prevents early wrinkling.
  29. Green tea is a rich source of antioxidants and it prevents tooth loss.
  30. 30. Rooibos tea contains antioxidants and polyphenols which protect the skin from early wrinkles and blemishes.

 

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