- Go for items that are naturally jammed with nutrients, like fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, fish, and other types of lean protein.
- Change things up. Go for a variety of foods, so you get all the vitamins and minerals you need.
- Think beyond the plate. Sleep, exercise and sunscreen still count, no matter what you eat.
- Take a good probiotic to heal your gut so that the foods that you eat are able to be properly absorbed
All of these things will help you look and feel younger
Ready to get specific about what to put on your grocery list? These seven foods are a great place to start.
Complex carbohydrates like oats are low-glycemic
Low-glycemic means that these foods don’t spike your blood sugar like refined breads, rice, and pasta can. High-glycemic foods are known to cause acne and wrinkles
Oats also have a natural plant chemical that helps prevent damage to skin cells and soothes skin irritation.
These are loaded with water, so they hydrate your skin and your cells. One large orange is an excellent source of Vitamin C, which helps make collagen — and that, in turn, helps keep your skin supple.
In general, vegetables and fruits are great for your skin. Go for lots of colors so you get a variety of nutrients.
Also try: pink grapefruit, tomatoes, parsley.
These are filled with a healthy type of fat, monounsaturated fat, which helps your skin stay hydrated. That same healthy fat can also help you absorb some vitamins and nutrients that your skin needs.
Try replacing high-fat salad dressings and mayo with avocado. “It gives you a lot of flavor and texture, and you don’t need much to feel satisfied
Also try: olive oil, walnuts, macadamia nut oil.
4. Lean Beef
“Lean beef, such as top sirloin, is a great way to get high-quality protein. Protein helps build collagen
Have a serving of just 100 to 150gms, two to three times a week. Enjoy different kinds of lean protein such as fish, turkey or lean chicken tenderloins on other days.
When you cook beef, flip it often. “Cooking it over super-high heat until it’s crispy and charred creates chemicals that will undo all of the anti-aging properties of the beef
Also try: eggs, chicken, tofu, beans, fish.
5. Brussels Sprouts
These are a great source of the skin-friendly vitamins A and C, as well as folate.
Their vitamin C promotes collagen. And while you still need to use sun protection, vitamins and folate may help prevent sun damage.