I often smirk & joke about reversing my age but the truth is I’m very serious!!! When I’m told I look younger I say it’s what I eat that matters! Consuming foods that fight inflammation and keep ageing at bay! When it comes to beautiful skin, less wrinkles we often lean heavily on what we can put on—or in (hello, injectables)—our skin. The reality is what you put in your body is what really will make you look more youthful! No matter what else focusing on the food is your essential.
So it may appear an easy task but why is it so difficult! It is really is about consistency, planning, recipes and volume to help make the difference.
FOODS to help fight wrinkles and naturally increase you collagen.
Here are 6 foods to help fight wrinkles and inflammation, as well as boost collagen and hydration for healthy, younger-looking.
The green leaf has hit nutrition stardom! but now you can add anti-aging skin powers to its list. Kale is beaming with 2 carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, They both show to boost skin elasticity and hydration, as well as the fat under your skin, which helps plump our cheeks.
Great news, for the chocolate lover, dark chocolate offers some serious anti-aging benefits. So its the Cocoa bean, that is the main ingredient and are packed with antioxidants that can reduce inflammation improve circulation and maintain skin hydration. This is a winning formula for glowing, healthy skin. A big plus in our smoothie coffee lover and performance boost, and cocoa benefits in all especially our Morning Companion.
The darker the better, not up mention it is also rich in magnesium, another ant inflammatory nutrient which helps reduce stress and improve sleep quality and duration, another age defying factor factor. A big note is to avoid the choc with any sugars as we know sugar has a negative affect on collagen fibres and sugar will play havoc on your skin!
- Graceful anti ageing doesn’t mean cut out all sugars, aka “Berries” one of the healthiest foods around.
- They’re delicious, nutritious, and provide a number of impressive health benefits.
- Anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and resveratrol are the hero antioxidants in berries, and addition to protecting your cells, these plant compounds may reduce disease risk.
One study showed that blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries have the highest antioxidant activity of commonly consumed fruits, next to pomegranates Packed with vitamin c to also improve skin!!
MORNING COMPANION HITS HIGH in THIS DEPARTMENT, with pomegranate, beetroot, açai and a lot of cocoa, we are bursting at the seems making this smoothie one for ageing..
Turns out cinnamon, oregano and cloves, contains lipoic acid a compound that acts as a powerful antioxidant in the body. This acid increases antioxidant production and helps throughout the body and removes heavy metals responsible for oxidative stress. While lipoic acid is naturally present in the body, you can boost your intake through certain foods (like these aromatic spices).
When we hear spices and inflammation we hear turmeric, a spice that has been used medicinally in cultures for centuries to fight inflammation and highly used in the western culture. We know this spice and have these spices, cinnamon and turmeric in our vanilla and coffee smoothies…
Pomegranates takes the reign when it comes to antioxidants— so to raspberries—but this one is packed with ellagic acid, a compound that research shows could naturally help prevent wrinkles from forming. Ellagic acid prevents the breakdown of skin-firming collagen, and also prevents some UV-induced inflammation. Thus, ellagic acid can slow the chain of skin-aging reactions that occur as a result of that inflammation.
Couple that with raspberries in your smoothie and now you can be sure that you’re dosing up these goodies.