When it comes to anti-aging, it can be easy to overlook the importance of a proper diet. Yet failing to use the right diet means you aren’t doing everything that you can to look and feel younger. I recently came across an article that talks about some of the best food for erasing wrinkles, listed below:
Pomegranates: Pomegranates are packed with vitamin C, which helps to guard against sun damage. The juice also contains both ellagic acid, which fights damage from free radicals, and punicalagin, which is a supernutrient that many increase your body’s capacity to preserve collagen. Eat a cup of pomegranate seeds every week to feel your best.
Blueberries: While they might be small, blueberries contain more antioxidants than almost any other food does, giving your skin extra protection against the skin-damaging free radicals from sun exposure, emotional stress and even overexercising. One half-cup every day will help you prevent cell-structure damage that leads to loss of firmness, fine lines and wrinkles.
Kale and spinach: These are both rich in phytonutrients, which help guard against damage caused by the sun. Spinach is loaded with beta-carotene and lutein, two nutrients known to improve skin elasticity. Aim for three cups of either kale or spinach every week.
Cold-water fish: Sardines, salmon and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids, which strengthen skin-cell membranes and help keep in moisture. Two servings of fish a week can reduce chronic skin inflammations such as eczema and psoriasis. Yet don’t eat more than six 6-ounce portions a week if you want to avoid mercury contamination.
Green tea: Green tea contains both catechins, which prevents sun damage, and polyphenols, which combat free-radical damage and could reverse the effects of aging. Drink at least one cup a day, and you’ll start seeing results in as little as a month.
Watermelon: Much like pomegranates, watermelons contains vitamin C. They also contain lycopene and potassium, which help regulate the balance of water and nutrients in cells. Eat at least one to two cups a week.
Olive oil: The “good fats” in olive oil are highly beneficial, containing heart-healthy omega-3s, which improve circulation and leave skin rosy and supple. A tablespoon a day should do the trick.