Have you thought that your shopping bag today might contain some healthy foods to combat wrinkles?
So, here’s a list of top natural foods that can help you prevent and reduce wrinkles naturally and healthily.
Olive Oil for Face Wrinkles
Good quality, pure extra virgin olive oil can not only provide your skin with a lot of antioxidants which fight the free radicals that are responsible for aging and the appearance of wrinkles, but it can also protect you from the dangerous sun UV rays.
It contains vitamin E, carotenoids and phenols. Alternatively, you can have the same benefits by consuming almonds and walnuts.
Red Peppers to Boost Collagen
As a rich source of vitamin C, red peppers promote the production of collagen which contributes to the elasticity of your skin. Vitamins C and E that are contained in red peppers are very powerful antioxidants.
Yellow and green peppers, broccoli and kiwi are also full of antioxidants that can boost skin collagen and elasticity.
Tomatoes contain lycopene which protects your skin from the damaging effects of the sun radiation, thus combating the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.
It gets absorbed better by our organism if combined with “good” fats such as those contained in olive oil and nuts. Lycopene can also be found in water melon and pink grape fruit.
Red grapes are full of antioxidants. Did you know that they contain anthocyanins which are responsible for the red, blue or purple colour of different fruits and they are used to get rid of the free radicals that are to be blamed for aging?
You can also enjoy the same benefits if you add plums and berries to your diet.
Melon and Cheese
Melon with cheese can protect your skin from dryness and aging. It contains both pro vitamin and vitamin A which are essential to your skin’s health.
You can also enjoy the same benefits if you have citrus fruits and dairy products.
Blueberrries can probably be the most potent anti wrinkle food, having a lot of other health benefits since blueberries are packed with antioxidants.
By adding up to 1/2 cup of blueberries to your diet every day you can take full advantage of their valuable qualities.
Mussels & Shrimps
Sea food like mussels & shrimps are a basic source of selenium and omega 3 fatty acids that work as excellent antioxidants.
Researches have shown that low levels of selenium in our blood is linked to a high risk of skin cancer.
Omega 3 fatty acids help in the construction of lipids in the stratum corneum of the skin. As it is sometimes difficult to take those omega 3 fatty acids from fresh sea food, there are some natural supplements that can give you an extra boost.
Black Eyed Peas
Black eyed peas contain folate, which promotes the multiplication of the skins cells, thus the reconstruction of your skin.
You can have similar effects if you eat spinach or rice.
Aubergines belong to the list of vegetables that can prevent wrinkles since they contain flavonoids which fight oxidation that causes aging of the skin.
Alternatively, you can spice your salads with onions and parsley which will give you the same results.
Flaxseed is another very rich source of omega 3 fats that can be extremely valuable for your skin.
You can sprinkle 1 or 2 tablespoons of this seed daily on your yoghurt, cereal or salad to get its full benefits.