There is a saying that a person’s skin reflects his/her health. Maybe not literally but it definitely sends out a clear signal about that person’s attitude towards well being. Premature formation of wrinkles and dry skin are some of the indicators of body abuse and neglect. Wrinkles are inevitable. It is a natural occurrence which comes with age and typically forms depressions or furrows in varying patterns and intensity. The most prominent places are below the eyes, forehead, neck, hands and feet.
However, you can delay the onset or prevent wrinkles through hydration, skin nourishing lotion and wearing special creams which block sun’s damaging ultra violet rays. There is yet another way; super food. Mentioned below are 8 super foods which are known for their wrinkle fighting properties.
Strawberries, cranberries are rich in vitamin C, an essential skin toning vitamin. A handful of blueberries provide enough vitamin C for a single day. Remember, it the free radicals in our body which cause aging and skin damage. Berries produce anti-oxidants which fight free radicals and thereby prevent skin related problems such as wrinkles and dryness. This pulpy edible fruit can be consumed as milk or fruit shake, in desserts or as a standalone food.
Skin loses its elasticity as we grow old because our body slows down the production of collagen an essential element which keeps the skin firm, bouncy and supple. Vitamin C helps increase the production of collagen.
Since ages people have known the benefits of nuts such as almonds, cashews and walnuts. The last one in the said list is a great resource for omega-3. Nuts are rich in monounsaturated fat which not only improves the overall health of the heart but also helps fight skin wrinkles. Pop in about 8 to 10 almonds or 100 grams of walnut each day to keep your heart in top gear and skin glowing. They can be consumed as wholesome food or mixed with a variety of preparations such as shakes, ice creams or yogurt.
Carotenoid, an anti-oxidant, found in tomatoes prevents many types of cancers such as prostate and stomach, Carotenoid or Lycopene also reduces skin ageing. Over a period of time you will see a marked change in the texture of your skin. Lycopene has this uncanny property of preventing sunburns, one of the major causes of skin damage and premature sagging.
Now, avocado is one fruit which is a hub of goodness, filled with an array of vitamins and nutrients. It contains good fat, also known as mono-saturated fat which is known for the following benefits.
It helps maintain the glow and suppleness of the skin by keeping it hydrated all the time.
It also helps digest other nutrients which not only keeps the skin healthy but also helps that person reduce weight.
You can eat avocados as a wholesome food or add it in shakes, deserts or yogurt.
Red Bell Pepper
Humans are not only susceptible to internal pollution such as free radicals which are formed while eating junk food but also external pollutants such as chemicals in the air, cigarette smoking and unhealthy life style. This typically damages body organs and skin. Vitamin C reduces this damage to a large extent, and red bell pepper is a powerhouse of vitamin C.
Who doesn’t know the benefits of fish such as salmon and tuna? This aquatic food is rich in omega – 3 fatty acids which offers two distinct health benefits; encapsulates heart from strokes and also nourishes the skin. In case you are a vegetarian, fret not, supplements such as cod-liver oil offers great alternative.
Beta-carotene the essential nutrient in carrots may not be directly responsible for youthful skin but it is a known fact that its anti-oxidant property helps fight free radicals in the body which are responsible for aging. Free radicals damage the cells through system functioning and carrots help slow down this degradation.
Water is not food. However, it brims with goodness. Water nourishes the skin and brings it to life. It flushes out toxins from our body that damage cells and create havoc with out organs, especially skin which looks cracked, dry and aged.
Joecy Parker is an Online Manager For Dermatend – http://www.amazon.com/Dermatend-Original-Mole-Skin-Remover/dp/B0010AZ6Q2. She likes to Blog about Health, Beauty and Skin care.