Eat your way to reduce your age!! Must be sounding like music to you. Go on reading, to find the super foods that will make you look younger NATURALLY.
According to a study eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables gives a healthier, and more attractive, golden glow than the sun. Researchers found people who ate more portions of red and orange fruits and vegetables per day had a more sun-kissed complexion than those who didn’t consume as much—the result of disease-fighting compounds called carotenoids that give those plants their colors. Few foods are as rich in the beauty stuff as sweet potatoes; just half a medium potato with the skin provides 200 percent of your daily recommended intake.
One study of people who didn’t brush their teeth for 48 hours (don’t try that at home), found snacking on cheddar cheese raised their mouths’ pH to freshly-brushed levels. (Cavities, discoloration is increased when you have an acidic environment in your mouth.) Plus, compounds in the cheese that adhere to tooth enamel, like a white strip, help to fend off acid. So start including Cheddar cheese in your diet for a healthy white teeth.
The antioxidant profile of dark chocolate is second to none. It is even more powerful than acai berries, blueberries and cranberries. Research suggests it may reduce blood pressure, increase insulin sensitivity and improve arterial function and elasticity. Chocolate contains antioxidants called flavanols, which protect the skin from sun damage. However, the amount of flavanols varies significantly among different types of chocolate. One study showed that high-flavanol dark chocolate doubled the amount of time people could stay in the sun before turning red. This didn’t occur in people who ate chocolate with less flavanols. In other studies comparing high-flavanol and low-flavanol cocoa on skin function, people in the high-flavanol groups experienced better blood flow to the skin and improvements in thickness, hydration and smoothness. Remember, the higher the cocoa content, the higher the flavanol content. So make sure to choose dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa solids.
Tomatoes provide many impressive health benefits, several of which can be attributed to their high lycopene content. Lycopene is a type of carotenoid that reduces your risk of heart disease, stroke and prostate cancer. Studies show that it may also protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun. In one study, women who ate a mixture of foods high in lycopene and other plant antioxidants had a measurable decrease in wrinkle depth after 15 weeks. Cooking tomatoes with healthy fats, such as olive oil, significantly boosts the absorption of lycopene into the body.
Pomegranates are one of the healthiest fruits. Their antioxidant activity appears to be even higher than that of green tea. Pomegranates decrease inflammation, help prevent damage from high blood sugar levels and may improve outcomes in patients with colon cancer. They also help protect the skin from sun damage. What’s more, researchers suggest that different parts of the pomegranate may work together to repair damaged skin and increase collagen production.
Go ahead and start including these super foods that will make you look younger and enjoy the compliments that are bound to come your way.