14 Aug 2018
We don’t want to look older and we’ll do whatever we can to hold off Mother Nature.
Well, the good news is that Mother Nature has some simple and effective answers; natural foods that can fight off everything from wrinkles to sagging skin.
No list is complete without avocado, but enough has been written about its exceptional anti-aging and wrinkle-wrestling qualities. Just eat as much as you can.
If you lie awake at night wondering where your next flavonoid or polyphenol is coming from, the answer is berries. And who cares if you haven’t the foggiest what a flavonoid or polyphenol is; they’re good for you, as are all the vitamins, probiotics and antioxidants found in berries.
All this good stuff in berries fights off the bad stuff in our environment, be it pollution or chemical-laden water; bad stuff that ages our skin. Blueberries and raspberries are your best bets and they can even help the regeneration of new skin.
If you suffer from dry skin, eat fish. Why? Because fish is wet. No, because fish contains healthy fats - most particularly omega-3 fatty acids - that actually moisturise your skin from the inside out. Sounds disgusting, but it’s true.
If you can get your hands on wild salmon, they’re the absolute best thing for your skin. If not, even a commercially farmed salmon is good enough.
Remember, you’re after fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids. So keep that in mind when shopping. Sardines are another great one, as is Atlantic mackerel.
Ah, a sweet option. And yes, honey is a great way to shunt sugar out of your diet as you can add it to coffee or corn flakes to great effect. Technically sugar, honey, or the purer alternatives, wards off viruses and is the sweetest antioxidant out there. If you don’t like eating it, apply it to your face; that’s how good honey is for your skin.
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