When tonnes of anti aging products and cosmetic procedures no longer work, what else can you turn to just so you can get rid of those wrinkles? Glowing and radiant skin cannot rely solely on genes, beauty sleep or expensive products, but a big chunk of your skin is also affected by what you consume. We at Beautypreneur made a list of so called “super foods” that provides you with nutrition that allow you to shine from within. These suggestions are not hard to come by, so it won’t be too difficult to squeeze some health into your busy schedule or pre planned meals.
Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants, which are responsible for fighting off viruses and microbes. Blueberries not only lessen the chances of a heart attack, but it also contains minerals such as iron, magnesium and manganese. To top it all off, the antioxidants that they contain reduce DNA damage that leads to aging. You can consume blueberries by making a fruit shake, baked desserts, or even on their own!
Nuts are known for their abundance of omega-3 essential fatty-acids, helping you balance your cholesterol levels. And even if they are high in calories and fat, this does not necessarily translate into weight gain because a portion of these calories cannot be absorbed by the body (called unsaturated fats), and the fatty acids improve digestion.
Another provider of omega-3 oils, Tuna can help your skin look younger because it preserves collagen, keeping your skin’s elasticity firm. Tuna also reduces inflammatory compounds that causes tumor growth. If you are not fond of fish in general, fish oil capsules are readily available in the market that offer similar health benefits. Enjoy it as sashimi, grilled, or in other dishes.
The weakening of bones is a common cause of aging, and it is sadly unavoidable. However, you can reduce the rate of how your bones turn fragile through feeding it calcium. Aside from milk, yogurt can provide your bones with the calcium that they need, and they also contain healthy bacteria called probiotics that aid in digestion and strengthen the immune system. You can add blueberries or other fruits to your yogurt snack for that extra boost of health!
5. Dark Chocolate
Finally, a guilty pleasure that does more good than harm to your body! Dark chocolate contains more cocoa, meaning it has a higher concentration of antioxidants and free radicals – a compound with damage protecting and age defying abilities. Dark chocolate also prevents cancer and improves cognitive function. But remember to take in this delectable dessert in moderation! Too much sweets, no matter how healthy they can be, cancels out the health benefits and may leave you feeling more sick than fit.
There you have it, Beautypreneurs! Not everything is achievable through cosmetics and although skin care is a definite must, the resounding “you are what you eat” proves to be true. These small changes in your diet can have a large impact on your appearances and how you see your lifestyle in general, so get to eating!