You can fight back the hands of time, folks, on more than level. Of course, sleeping enough, drinking enough water, keeping stress levels down and having a good skincare routine are all necessary if you want to look as young as possible – but you probably already know all that.
What you might not know is that there are some surprising foods that might help you take a few years off!
The oyster may not spring to mind when you think of anti-aging foods, but these seafood staples are packed with zinc, which boosts your hair, nails and scalp and is also what your body needs to make collagen. It’s collagen that acts your skin’s support structure and keeps everything firm.
If you’re not a big oyster fan, you can still get your zinc from other food sources. It’s also abundant in red meat, lobster, crab, nuts beans and poultry, too.
Time for tomatoes
Consuming lycopene, along with carotenoids, on a regular basis actually results in a lower chance of age-and-wrinkle-adding sunburn, as reported by the Independent (https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/eating-tomatoes-is-the-best-way-to-avoid-sunburn-and-wrinkles-817227.html). If raw tomatoes aren’t your thing, there’s good news: cooked tomatoes, including in the paste form, contain more lycopene than raw ones. If tomato sauce is your favorite, try to make your own or aim for organic versions with less sugar than traditional store-bought sauces.
Sear some salmon
Many people know that oily fish can help boost your brain, but some fish, such as salmon, has even more to offer your body. With its astaxanthin, which is believed to help prevent skin damage and keep you looking younger, and its omega-3 fats to help hydrate your skin, salmon is a not-to-miss entry on this list.
Say hello to sweet potatoes
Vitamins A, C and E are all known for helping to ease the aging of your skin, and sweet potatoes have all three of these vitamins in abundance. It’s actually beta carotene, which ends up as vitamin A in your body, that gives these potatoes their orange hue. Vitamin A is though to help boost skin elasticity, promoting more youthful-looking skin.
You are what you eat, so they say! If you want to look and feel younger, a healthy diet full of anti-aging foods is a must. Work the age-busting foods above into your regular diet so you can reap the benefits going forward.