5 Tips for Eating to Look Younger. That Actually Work!
Posted on September 1, 2011 by yiqi
- Advocado and Other Good Fats
Advocado has a lot of things going for it not the least of which is its fat content. You'll notice as you age those with little flesh on the body, especially in the face, begin to age faster. A little flesh keeps us looking younger. Bath yourself in good fats like olive oil and advocado. If you're concerned with cutting the fat, focus on the bad fats like lard and excessive amounts of butter.
- Water-based Fruits
Hydration is a big part of looking young because it helps that skin retain moisture. When the skin is dehydrated it lays flatter on the body and wrinkles begin to show. This means not only drinking loads of water, but also making sure that you're loading up on water heavy fruits and vegetables. Some really good choices include watermelon, cucumber, and citrus fruits.
Guava is great for your skin because it's loaded with Vitamin C. According to the Dr. Oz show, it has 4 tims as much as citrus fruits. Vitamin C serves as the body's natural Botox, keeping your skin cells full and wrinkle-free.
- Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes have beta-carotene, which is known to balance your skin's pH, helps combat dryness, and promotes cell turnover, all resulting in smoother skin. Combining good fats lke coconut or olive oil with beta-caratene makes it even more effective.
- Seasonal Berries
Berries are among the highest in antioxidant content. Berries like blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries have some of the highest antioxidant capacity. These antioxidants fight the free radicals that cause wrinkling on the skin.
- Omega Fatty Acids Oil
"Essential fatty acids are responsible for healthy cell membranes, which is not only what act as barriers to harmful things but also as the passageway for nutrients to cross in and out and for waste products to get in and out of the cell," Ann Yelmokas McDermott, PhD, a nutritionist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston told WebMd.
Omega 3 is made up of three acids EPA, DHA, and ALA. ALA can be found in hemp seeds, flax seeds, and chia seeds. DHA and EPA are found in algae, spirulina, blue-green algae, and chlorella. Omega 6's are found in many vegetarian foods including olive oil, whole grains, and advocados.
* the original article includes another item: Oysters. I don't really support the farming and consumption of Oysters, and so have opted to leave it out of my version.