10 Anti-Ageing Foods You Wish You Started Eating Sooner

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10 Anti-Ageing Foods You Wish You Started Eating Sooner

A skincare routine can only do so much, if you’re ignoring what goes into your body. Check out these easy-to-find nutritious foods that keep your skin healthy and young.

10 Anti-Ageing Foods You Wish You Started Eating Sooner

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No one is denouncing the importance of a well-established skincare routine, but there’s only so much that serums, masks, and lotions can do. According to Dr. Jewel Gamadia, the ultimate secret to healthy and younger-looking skin lies in foods loaded with healthy fats, antioxidants, water, and essential nutrients. Fruits and vegetables are always a safe bet to get important nutrients, but if you wish to up your skin game with a more skin-friendly diet, then here are a few foods suggested by Dr. Jewel Gamadia and actress Aditi Rao Hydari to have ageless skin.

  • Extra virgin olive oil
    It’s rich in healthy fats and antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties, which lowers the risk of severe skin ageing.

  • Green tea
    It’s rich in antioxidants which protect your skin from negative effects of external stressors like tobacco smoke and ultraviolet (UV) light. The antioxidants in green tea also reduce your risk of heart disease, premature ageing, neurological decline and other chronic diseases.

  • Fatty fish
    The proteins in fatty fish like salmon, are rich in protein that produce collagen and elastin. It’s also rich in antioxidants that help reduce and prevent skin damage from UV light.

  • Dark chocolate or cocoa
    It’s rich in flavanols and other antioxidants that help slow the ageing of the skin and protect it from sun damage.

  • Flax seeds
    These are a potent source of Omega-3 fats which help your skin stay plump and hydrated. Flax seeds also contain lignans, which lowers your risk of developing heart disease and breast cancer.

  • Vegetables
    Most vegetables, especially carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, broccoli, bell peppers and leafy greens are great for maintaining healthy skin. Vegetables are a good source of nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins that boost collagen production, with very little calorie content.

  • Pomegranates
    While most fruits promote skin health, pomegranate is especially effective for reducing brown spots and skin damage from UV light. They’re high in vitamin K, potassium, and fibre, which keeps your heart healthy.

  • Avocados
    Besides being rich in fats, fibre, minerals and several vitamins that promote heart health, avocados also keep your skin membrane healthy. The fruit is rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals that can age and damage your skin.

  • Tomatoes
    Ever wondered what makes tomatoes red? It’s a type of carotenoid called Lycopene which has many impressive health benefits including protection from UV light. Eating tomatoes, avocado, and olive oil, helps your body absorb lycopene better.

  • Papaya
    Antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals which can reduce signs of fine lines and wrinkles, while promoting skin elasticity are all found in this delicious superfood. It also contains an enzyme called papain which helps your body shed dead skin cells, giving you glowing, radiant skin. 

Besides the foods mentioned above, a diet rich in proteins and vitamin C is also extremely important for healthy skin. Wrinkles and sagging skin usually show up when there’s a dearth of collagen in the body. Eating foods such as chicken, eggs, fish and tofu will help you boost collagen production in the body. 

Key Takeaway

The older you get, the more important your diet becomes. What you put into your body dictates your physical appearance, immunity against diseases, overall fitness and quality of life. The same holds true for the natural ageing process. By providing your body with the right type of nutrients, you can promote healthy skin and slow down signs of ageing. A nutrient-dense diet contains healthy fats, and foods rich in antioxidants and protein. 

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