Many women spend hundreds of dollars on anti-ageing cream every year. However, they fail to change one important thing that can greatly help in their fight against premature ageing – their diet. Health professionals never cease to remind us that eating the right food and proper moderate exercise can indeed keep our body’s processes (such as collagen production which is important for healthy skin) at its very top form.
What we eat and consume daily all play an important part in how we look and how we age.
In view of this fact, this article aims to give you a bird’s eye view of exactly what you need to eat and what you should avoid to make sure that you only consume food that promote collagen growth and production.
So what are these so-called “anti wrinkle” food? What are these nutrients that delays ageing as much as possible?
The usual rule of thumb really does apply here. Eat your fruit and vegetable every day and you’re pretty much on your way to a healthier skin. However, there are specific foods that are said to greatly enhance skin nutrition. These foods are referred to as anti-inflammatory. They are rich in antioxidants and their main purpose is to help your body heal and easily adapt to various negative environmental stimulants such as pollution or sun exposure.
Listed below are some food needed for a nutrient-filled diet especially for the skin.
There are many fruits considered high in antioxidants. Here are some you can get at your supermarket: All berries especially blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, prunes, plums, raisins, black grapes, grape fruit, orange, pineapple, red currant, avocado, black olives.
Here are 10 vegetables with very high antioxidant content: Artichoke, asparagus, beet root, cauliflower, eggplant, green lettuce, mushroom, red bell pepper, spinach, tomato.
Now it’s not just fruits and vegetables that can be part of your anti-wrinkle food pyramid. Also try to consume nuts, fish high in omega 3 such as salmon and legumes.
Limit your carbohydrate intake as much as possible. These foods just don’t help so much with your fight against ageing. They are pro inflammatory and can be rather detrimental to your skin.
So if you must include this in your diet, keep it to the minimum.