ANTI-AGEING FOODS FOR YOUR SKIN
HOW ANTIOXIDANTS PREVENT SIGNS OF AGEING
Antioxidants are extremely helpful molecules because they can combat free radicals and prevent oxidative stress. Some antioxidants with anti-ageing capabilities include, Vitamins A, C, and E, glutathione, carotenoids, and polyphenols.
Many of the following vitamins and nutrients are part of the antioxidant family:
Foods high in vitamin C: Yellow peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwi fruit, broccoli, strawberries, oranges, tomato
Foods high in lycopene: Tomato, pink grapefruit, papaya, guava, carrots, watermelon, red peppers
Foods high in isoflavones: Edamame, tofu, soy milk and soy products
Foods high in Omega-3: Salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, walnuts
Foods high in monounsaturated fat: Olive oil, pecan nuts, avocado
Foods high in protein: Fish, lean beef, kangaroo, pork, chicken, eggs, beans, lentils
Foods high in coenzyme Q10: Liver, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, beef, sardines
Foods high in glutathione: Asparagus, garlic, avocado, zucchini, squash, peaches
These friendly bacteria are famous for reducing inflammation and oxidative stress. Found in most fermented foods, probiotics are also great for the digestive system.
Foods high in probiotics: Natural yoghurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, miso soup
Foods high in ceramides: Beetroot, spinach, kale, brown rice, wheat germ
Foods high in zinc: Oysters, prawns, lamb, beef, spinach, pumpkin seeds, cashew nuts
Potassium regulates the transfer of nutrients to skin cells. It also plays a role in the hydration of skin, as it regulates water balance within the body.
Foods high in potassium: Bananas, apricots, dark leafy greens, squash, mushrooms
ANTI-AGEING BEYOND DIET
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.