Some people will try anything to look younger, but what many don’t know is that you don’t need expensive creams or surgeries to achieve the look you want. There are a number of natural ways to look younger that work better from the inside out. Make these foods part of your diet and you will get to know a more energetic and smoother you!
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Kiwis are packed with vitamin E, which helps protect cell membranes and guards against collagen damage to the skin by UV rays. Eat this sweet fruit by itself or in a delicious fruit salad.
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What is known as an aphrodisiac food, or a food meant to spur your sexual arousal, actually has miraculous anti-aging effects. Oysters are nature’s most concentrated form of zinc, a nutrient accredited with maintaining the collagen that keeps the skin firm. Zinc also plays an important role in encouraging the skin-cell renewal process. If you aren’t a fan of oysters, you should try to consume turkey instead as it is also rich in zinc.
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Salmon is a miracle fish and it tastes great! The fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats that help form a barrier against cell-damaging free radicals that also allow nutrients into the body. Because salmon contains DHA, a form of omega-3 known to enhance your immune system and fight against skin cancer, it is a healthy and useful food to add to your anti-aging diet.
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It’s not a secret that whole grains have positive effects on your hair and your skin. Whole grain cereal is fortified with B vitamins, like folate, B6 and B12, which are important for maintaining the luster and shine of your hair. They work by setting off the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients to your scalp and hair follicles. If you are not getting enough vitamin B, your hair may experience breakage, slow growth or even hair loss.
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Eating a piece of lean meat or beef once in a while is a great way to maintain a healthy weight and could keep you looking younger! Lean beef contains keratin, part of the family of proteins responsible for the texture, shine and thickness of one’s hair. If you’re not getting enough keratin, your hair may look dull, unhealthy, and have a lack of volume.
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New research suggests that green tea may actually cure dandruff or itchy, flaking scalp. A study from the Medical College of Georgia suggests that tea may help regulate a protein in your body that controls the life cycle of skin cells, which, when overproduced, could result in dandruff.
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If you are not drinking milk on a regular basis, you should probably start! Low-fat or full fat milks are a great source of vitamin D, which is important for keeping teeth and jawbones strong. A diet that is lacking in calcium can put you at risk for a number of diseases, such as periodontal disease, in which the gums and tooth enamel begin to erode.
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