As we get older, we tend to start spending more and more money on lotions, serums and creams to try and erase the signs of aging from our skin.
But did you know that there are foods you can eat that will help keep your skin younger-looking from the inside? Experts recommend the following 5 foods:
Yogurt and other dairy products contain Vitamin A, a necessary nutrient for healthy skin.
Stick with low-fat, no sugar added varieties to avoid consuming too many calories. Having a serving of yogurt daily will provide you with plenty of protein and vitamins that will boost your immune system and help keep your skin clear and vibrant.
All berries are excellent for your health, but blueberries in particular have an extremely high level of antioxidants, which are shown to help skin maintain its youthful appearance.
You see, free radicals in your body, caused by pollution and exposure to harmful UV rays can attack the skin and its DNA, which causes your skin to prematurely age. But the antioxidants found in blueberries fight free radicals and the damage they can cause, keeping skin younger, longer.
Omega-3 fatty acids, also called essential fatty acids, are important for the general health of your skin – and salmon (like other fatty fish) is loaded with this healthy nutrient.
The fatty acids in salmon are helpful for maintaining your health at a cellular level, and in particularly keeping the cell membranes healthy. With healthy membranes, cells stay better hydrated, giving skin a healthier, more radiant appearance.
Almonds pack a double punch; rich in both Vitamin E and monounsaturated fats, they help keep bad cholesterol down and maintain the integrity of cell membranes. That’s important for keeping the skin healthy.
Spinach is chock full of beta-carotene, another antioxidant that fights off those free radicals to help prevent damage to skin cells. It’s also been shown to help slow down the creation of cancer cells in the skin. This keeps your skin glowing while slowing down the signs of aging.
Spinach is also rich in lutein, potassium, folate and fiber – all which help to repair the damage caused by the sun, as well as fight off cancer.