Eat Your Way to a More Youthful You!

The fountain of youth is much closer than you think…you’ll find it at your favorite supermarket! The most effective way to a more youthful you is also the easiest– just eat right! Here are 8 foods to add to your list to help you look and feel younger.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene that help protect skin against harmful UV damage– the leading cause of wrinkles and sun damage. According to a study, those who had higher skin concentrations of lycopene had smoother skin.

If you’re  not a huge fan of tomatoes, you can also get lycopene from pink grapefruit, carrots, watermelon, guava and red peppers.

Blueberries

Blueberries are really good for counteracting both physical and mental aging. Blueberries have the highest level of antioxidants among all the berries and help keep cells from aging. Researchers report that this fruit may slow down deterioration and improve memory, keeping your mind sharp as ever!

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Kale & Spinach

Kale and Spinach both have high levels of vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamin K, lutein, folate and beta-carotene and studies show that eating green leafy vegetables can slow your can slow your cognitive decline by 11 whole years!

Try making yourself this Kale Superfood Salad that also has blueberries– pack in those anti-aging ingredients!

Olive oil

Olive oil has been used as a beauty treatment for centuries. In fact, Cleopatra was known to use it on her skin along with milk baths.

Olive oil contains polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants that help prevent age-related diseases such as heart disease. And olive oil can be used beyond the kitchen! You can also use olive oil to make a face mask. It softens the skin, and helps preserve the skin’s elasticity. And it’s safe to use for sensitive skin.

Pomegranate

Pomegranates help guard against the wrinkling effects of sun damage because it it’s Vitamin C content. This fruit also contains compounds that fights cellular damage and increases your body’s capacity to preserve collagen!

Oats

“I recommend complex carbohydrates like oats because they’re low-glycemic,” says New York dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD, author of Skin Rules.

Oats and other fiber rich foods are also known to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Youth isn’t just about looking good, but also living disease-free!

Green Tea

Green tea contains catechins, one of the most effective compounds against sun damage and brown sports. It is also rich in antioxidants that combat damage from free radicals and may help reverse the effects of aging! The greater the number of these harmful free radicals, the older a person looks. A study shows that men and women who consumed green tea showed slower cellular aging than those who don’t. so drink up to look and feel youthful!

Strawberries

1 cup of strawberries contains 150% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C and contains only 43 calories! Eating foods rich in Vitamin C helps delay wrinkles and dryness.

These berries also have biotin which are good for strong hair and nails!

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Kylie

Hi, i'm Kylie! I'm an organic obsessed, food and fitness junkie who loves learning new ways to better myself and my health! On a typical day you can find me running on the beach, in the kitchen cooking up my favorite recipe, or checking out the local farmers market!

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