If you are interested in anti-aging remedies, you are not alone. However, it might be time to put aside all those expensive products that are only doing more damage to your skin, and instead take a more natural approach.
There are many vitamins and minerals, foods, and even essential oils and herbs in this four-part series on anti-aging remedies that can help give you a more youthful appearance and protect your skin.
If you are looking to appear more youthful, it all starts with what you put in your body. You may think that beauty starts on the outside, but it actually starts on the inside. You are probably already aware of the importance of drinking enough water and staying hydrated, not just for general health and well-being, but also for holding onto your youthful appearance and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But that’s not all.
There are many foods that are very good for you, delicious, and can help you maintain that glow. Take a look at these foods to add to your diet for the purpose of natural anti-aging:
The first food you should consider eating on a regular basis if you want to look younger is oats. These are one of the best carbs you can eat because they are low-glycemic, which means they are safe to eat even if you are on a diabetic diet because of diabetes or pre-diabetes. These are known as a complex carbohydrate. Make sure you choose rolled oats or old-fashioned oats, not the packets of dried oatmeal that is made in a few minutes in the microwave. The less processed, the better it will be for you.
Why are oats good for your skin and anti-aging? Because their plant composition helps to prevent irritation of the skin and can actually protect your skin’s cells.
If you like fruit, you’re in luck, because there are a few different fruits on this list. The first is pomegranates, which is a sweet and tart red fruit. Pomegranates are known as a superfood, meaning they have a higher-than-normal amount of nutrients. Pomegranates have lots of vitamin C, which is going to help protect those skin cells to avoid damage that would have otherwise led to premature signs of aging. Pomegranates also have antioxidants in them.
Pomegranates are unique in that when you cut it open, you are not getting the “flesh” of the fruit, but the seeds themselves. These can be added to a smoothie, sprinkled on oatmeal or cereal, or even top a salad for a fruity bite.
Another fruit that you can enjoy daily for anti-aging purposes is blueberries. These are a popular fruit and for good reason. Not only are blueberries delicious and versatile, but they are a superfood loaded with antioxidants. In fact, blueberries have more antioxidants than most other foods. With these healthy little berries, you can prevent wrinkles and fine lines, and keep your skin firmer for a longer period of time.
Next up are your avocados. While often considered a vegetable, avocados have seeds, therefore they are actually a fruit. Avocados provide a great source of healthy fats, fiber, and various other nutrients. These are all important for healthy, hydrated skin that won’t show the signs of aging prematurely.
Avocados often frighten people because of the high fat and calorie content, but don’t forget these are a healthy fat! They are very good for you, are easy to add to different meals and snacks, and can help keep you full in between meals.
For vegetables, one of the best ones you can add to your anti-aging diet is brussels sprouts. You might not be a huge fan of Brussels sprouts, but give them a chance! It is all in the seasoning and how you choose to cook them. Roasting Brussels sprouts in olive oil and balsamic vinegar with some nice seasonings is a popular option.
These have nutrients your skin needs to maintain its youthful appearance, including vitamin C, vitamin A, and folate.
Cold Water Fish
If you’re looking for a food that is good for your skin that isn’t a fruit or vegetable, why not have fish? Coldwater fish tends to be best for your skin and anti-aging because it contains omega-3 fatty acids. These are often called fatty fish or oily fish. It includes fish like:
These fish are loaded with those precious omega-3s that help to keep your skin hydrated and protect it from fine lines and wrinkles. They also help with other skin conditions, including blemishes and eczema.
The last food on the list is actually a drink – green tea. In terms of tea, this is a fan favorite and has many health benefits as one of our anti-aging remedies. Green tea contains properties like catechins that can actually protect your skin from sun damage. While you still need proper sun protection and sunscreen, this can boost your skin’s ability to protect itself with prolonged sun exposure.
As you can see, just sticking to a well-balanced diet can help you prevent early signs of aging.
In the next post, we continue with Part 2 of our Anti-Aging Remedies Report – Essential Oils.