By now, I hope you have read my article on different foods that can help slow the progression of aging. If you haven’t read it yet, this article will act as a catalyst to insure you do just that. I promised you as my readers to provide additional content on foods that have anti-aging properties. While this article will help to fulfill that promise, I assure you it will not be the last article I write regarding nutritional options to reduce the signs of aging. This post like the last one will provide you with a brief description as to why you should incorporate these fruits into your daily nutrition. I will provide additional posts with a further description on each food and its benefits. For now, get your shopping lists handy because you are going to want to stock up on these fruits!
Beauty Boosting Fruits to Defy Aging
Fruits are one of the best anti-aging foods you can eat. They’re full of water which hydrates the skin and they’re rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that nourish your body and protect against aging internally and externally. Below we’ll be sharing some of the top fruit to add to your diet if you want to look and feel 10 years younger.
Apple contains numerous enzymes that nourish the skin and help to keep it hydrated. It’s also great at firming the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Apple is an extremely versatile fruit and can be eaten in numerous ways. It’s a satisfying snack when eaten on its own and it also tastes great when added to smoothies.
Avocado is packed full of healthy fats, vitamin E and B vitamins. The healthy fats support the production of healthy skin cells which are essential for brighter more vibrant looking skin. The B vitamins also keep your skin healthy and protect against various skin disorders while vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which reduces the visible signs of aging.
Avocado can be eaten on its own as a tasty and filling snack. Alternatively, you can use it to create guacamole which is a perfect side dish for many different meals.
Blueberries are widely recognized as a superfood and can enhance almost all areas of your health, and your skin is no exception to this rule. These small, juicy fruits are one of the richest sources of antioxidants you’ll find and these antioxidants will protect your skin from harmful free radicals that accelerate the visible signs of aging. They’re also an excellent source of vitamin C which promotes the production of collagen in the body – a connective tissue which helps the skin maintain its elasticity and youthful appearance.
When it comes to eating berries, you have lots of options. They can be eaten on their own as a snack, combined with yogurt to add flavor or even used as part of a berry based fruit salad.
Kiwis are rich in antioxidants which help to keep the skin firm and reduce inflammation of the skin. They’re also packed full of vitamin C which as discussed above, helps your skin stay elastic and free of wrinkles.
Kiwis taste great on their own and are a snack that you can keep with you and enjoy anywhere. You can also use them to flavor yogurt and give it a sweeter, more refreshing taste.
Papaya is rich in numerous skin-supporting nutrients. First, it contains high levels of vitamin A which helps your skin stay moist and retain water. It’s also rich in vitamin C which keeps your skin elastic as you age and protects against fine lines and wrinkles. Finally, it contains plenty of vitamin E which helps your skin stay youthful by protecting it from free radicals.
Papaya tastes great raw and can also be combined with other fruits for a zesty fruit salad. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, try combining it with cilantro, jalapeno peppers and ginger to create a tasty salsa.
To keep the years off your skin, try this amazing Avocado Kiwi Smoothie Bowl recipe:
- 1 cup kale leaves
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 banana cut into coins
- ½ avocado
- ½ cup ice
- 1 tablespoon of agave syrup and drizzle after preparation.
- cup raspberries
- 1 kiwi cut into sections.
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
Get a good blender and pour in a cup of almond milk. Add half of the sliced banana, avocado, ice, and kale leaves. Top it off with the kiwi, banana coins, sprinkle it with chia seeds, and finish it with a light and thin drizzle of agave syrup.
I hope you enjoy this series on anti-aging. I am a firm believer in rebuilding from within and I love the fact that nutrition allows us to do just that. There are so many different ways to incorporate the tools that Mother Nature has kindly bestowed upon us. You don’t have to go to a plastic surgeon to achieve the body of your dreams. Always remember that you are one of a kind and if there is something about you that you want to work on that is just fine. With that said, do your best to improve yourself through natural means it will ensure that you avoid some of the major pitfalls that come with the less natural options. If you need help polishing up the diamond that you truly are, be sure to contact me either directly at DrDeeandMe@gmail.com or leave a comment below. I am always here for you, all you have to do is ask for help and I will do everything I can help you!