Here’s the thing about wrinkles, they’re no one’s best friends. But come on, that’s pretty much a given. However did you know that actually are anti-aging foods out there, that won’t cost you an arm and a leg either, which help erase wrinkles and get you looking younger. SERIOUSLY. (I can barely contain my excitement right now.) So without further adieu, these are the four anti-aging foods you need to start incorporating into your daily routine to combat wrinkles.
Best for Softening Skin? Pomegranates:
Pomegranates are loaded with Vitamin C which helps guard against any and all unwanted wrinkling effects caused by sun damage. Furthermore, Debra Jaliman, MD, an assistant professor of dermatology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, states that the juice in pomegranate seeds possesses ellagic acid and punicalagin. Why does this matter? First of all, the polyphenol compound of ellagic acid fights damage from free radicals. While punicalagin is considered a supernutrient. It’s this supernutrient which boosts your body’s ability to preserve collagen, the subdermal connective tissue that causes skin to appear smooth and plump.
Serve: Just a cup of pomegranate seeds, not juice, every week will help to soften the skin.
Best for Smoothing Fine Lines? Blueberries:
You guessed it, blueberries consist of more antioxidants than any other food available. Meaning, they give your skin extra protection in the battle against skin-damaging free radicals. Which you fall prey to from various things like emotional stress, sun exposure, and overexercising – especially running.
Serve: So one-half cup each day can prevent the cell-structure damage which leads to loss of fine lines, wrinkles, and firmness.
Best for Firming? Kale and Spinach:
Kale and spinach both have special phytonutrients, or antioxidant compounds, which actually help protect against sun damage. Furthermore, as reported by the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, spinach is brimming with beta-carotene and lutein, two nutrients proven to better skin elasticity.
Serve: Every week, try to have three cups of kale or spinach, or even a combination of both.
Best for Diminishing Brown Spots? Green Tea:
First of all, green tea contains catechins, yah know, one of the most effective compounds when it comes to preventing sun damage like hyperpigmentation. Moreover it also has polyphenols, which are basically antioxidants that combat free-radical damage and may reverse the effects of aging.
Serve: Make sure to serve yourself up at least one cup a day and you’ll see results in about a month.
When you eat right, you look younger. ‘Nuff said.