Growing old is an inevitable natural process. Although we cannot avoid it, we can slow it down with the use of a few natural foods and remedies. Sun exposure, cell division, diet, and oxidization also contribute to acceleration of the aging process.
So, all you have to do to reduce the symptoms of aging is to supply your body with the needed vitamins and minerals. Thus, your skin will look smoother, younger, and healthier. Your blemishes and wrinkles will be gone, too.
First of all, avoid the following factors that affect your skin in a negative way:
Dehydration- your skin is also affected by the water deficiency in your body
Unprotected and excessive sun exposure provoke free radical damage, because free radicals absorb the electrons from stable molecules, which in return, become free radicals that cause skin damage.
Smoking contributes to the occurrence of wrinkles since cigarettes contain carbon monoxide which lowers the circulation in the capillaries, preventing normal nutrient absorption.
Sugars attach to lipids, proteins, and DNA, damage them and their surroundings. This provokes advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs) that stimulates the aging process.
Stress damages the DNA and shortens the cell telomeres. Telomeres are of an essential importance for the protein production, so if they are damaged, cells die. In fact, a healthy skin is based on a good cellular health.
Inactivity: Doing even some light exercises will stimulate the blood flow to the skin and promote the nutrients transport throughout the body.
The following 11 foods are the best for rejuvenation of your skin:
- Oranges are rich in Vitamin C, an essential component for the collagen production. They heal bruises and wounds, recover irritation and scars, and stimulate the creation of anti-stress hormones which fight aging.
- Carrots are rich in Beta-carotene that prevents damages caused by extreme sun exposure. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant as well, that builds collagen, thus reducing wrinkles and improving skin elasticity. Also, carrots contain vitamin A, water, and healthy fats.
- Bananas have a high content of potassium, magnesium, and the amino acid L-tryptophan that is later converted to melatonin and serotonin, both of which relax the body and improve sleep quality.
- Salmon is rich in Omega 3s that lower inflammation, rejuvenates the skin, and strengthen cell membranes. At the same time, it’s rich in potassium, vitamins C and B.
- White Beans contain 29% of the requirement daily intake of potassium. Potassium keep the cells hydrated, regulates water balance, and controls the nutrients transfer to the cells. Moreover, they are rich in zinc, vitamin E, and omega 3’
- Spinach is a high in vitamin E that protects the skin cell membranes and neutralizes the free radicals. At the same time, it’s also rich in vitamins C and A, alpha lipoic Acid, beta-carotene, potassium, and omega 3’
- Lentils are extremely rich in zinc that regulates the oil glands. They heal wounds, support the collagen production, and prevent acne. Lentils are also rich in potassium and vitamin C.
- Asparagus is rich in folate that controls stress and reduce the aging process. At the same time, it is rich in vitamins C and A, zinc, omega 3s, and potassium.
- Flaxseed Oil is rich in alpha linolenic acid that controls the sugar levels in the blood, prevents free radical damage. At the same time, it contains healthy fats, omega-3s, and vitamin E.
- Avocados has monosaturated fats that improve the absorption of numerous vitamins and nutrients. They are rich in vitamins C and A, and zinc too.
- Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, that enables the healthy texture and glow of the skin. They are rich in vitamin C and potassium, too.
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