Thursday, March 15, 2012

Foods that Fight Wrinkles

I found a few delicious foods that seem to be on every list discussing the reversal and/or the prevention of signs of aging, like wrinkles.


  • Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant found in various plants. It has the ability to fight free radicals that damage cells and cause redness of the skin.

My favorite way to incorporate tomatoes in my diet: 
I buy a can of Hunt's basil and garlic tomatoes with No Salt Added! It tastes so amazing just as it is. I pour it into a cute dish and enjoy with Low Fat Wheat Thins. Mui Delicioso!

  • Contains a significant amount of protein, which is needed to build and repair skin cells. It also contains Omega 3's that keep the skin nourished and healthy. Fish like salmon also contains polyunsaturated fats which are known as Omega 6 fatty acids. A good combination of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids in your diet can help skin and hair growth and may reduce inflammation.
How I enjoy eating salmon:
I love going to a sushi restaurant on the weekend and enjoying a plate of raw sashimi. Drizzling it with lemon juice or low sodium soy sauce is a great addition.

  • Blueberries have an ample amount of Vitamin C in them. Vitamin C can strengthen the formation of collagen which is needed in your skin to prevent wrinkles. They also contain Phytochemicals that fight off skin damaging free radicals in our bodies similar to the lycopene in tomatoes.
How I fit blueberries in my diet everyday:
I blend a cup of blueberries into my smoothie or top off my greek yogurt with blueberries and flaxseed. So Healthy!

  • A Phytochemical called Lutein is found in spinach that has been said to prevent macular degeneration associated with aging. It may also help regenerate Vitamin C and Vitamin E in our bodies that are both essential in strengthening and protecting skin.
Spinach Idea:
Mix a handful of spinach with your favorite lettuce or cabbage salad. This way, you are getting the benefits of spinach without it taking over the flavor of your dish.

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