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Food

Good fuel and taking care of your skin on the outside is likely to give you that amazing glow. I thought I’d make this post about taking care of your skin from the inside – the food you eat! So here are a few important superfoods to assist with anti-aging:

 

Salmon_sashimiSalmon

As one of the richest sources of Omega-3, salmon can help plump up your skin. Not only that, but there is research to suggest it can decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.

 

Nuts

Not only do nuts feature in many diets to assist with weightloss, they are also great for your skin. They are full of healthy oils, fibre, vitamins, minerals and arginine.

 

Apples

You remember that old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Well, apples are full of vitamin C, which speeds up skin’s cell production. It makes your skin look radiant and strengthens hair and nails! Apples also contain B5 and B9, which are proven to combat acne and irritation.

 

Spinach_leavesSpinach

We all know spinach is a superfood because it is full of phytonutrients, antioxidants (vitamins K, C and E, plus folate, iron and carotenoids) – it helps to promote collagen production. You can use it in many things including salads and smoothies!

 

Blueberries

High in antioxidants, blueberries help to protect the skin from damage that leads to wrinkles, and mitigate inflammation and oxidative damage. Another great source of vitamin C.

 

Garlic

Garlic does more than repel vampires, it also promotes white blood cell growth, and has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It also helps to reverse cellular decay.

 

Chickpeas

Low GI foods like chickpeas are important for vibrant, clear skin. Legumes in particular contain iron which is needed to make collagen (there’s a pattern here).

 

Olive Oil

As a source of monosaturated fats, olive oil helps to keep your skin smooth and supple. It contains vitamin E and polyphenols to protect skin against radical damage.

 

Obstjoghurt01Yoghurt

Natural yoghurt (without added sugar or flavours) is a great source of vitamin A, protein and calcium. It’s great for your digestive system and assists the body to absorb ‘wrinkle-preventing’ nurtirents and maintain skin’s pH levels to boost its natural glow.