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Are you noticing more wrinkles appearing between your eyebrows or creases running from your nose to the corners of your mouth?
Maybe your complexion is just not as bright as it used to be, leaving you looking tired and older than your years.
And, with more women than ever rushing to the plastic surgeon, even ones in their 30’s, you may be feeling the pressure to try to turn back the clock.
Before you throw up your hands and schedule an appointment for Botox to paralyze your facial muscles, pay a fortune for fillers, or opt for the laser to try to revive your complexion, try the secret to ageless beauty that’s right in the produce aisle of your local grocery store.
Fruits and vegetables that make you look younger
It may not be the fountain of youth, but there are fruits and vegetables packed with so many anti-oxidants that eating them can help you get the smoother more radiant skin you’re looking for. For the best complexion with the least wrinkles, the rule is to eat the full-spectrum of colors.
Blueberries are packed with vitamins C and E that both prevent and minimize damage to your skin. Plus, they can help you maintain the collagen that keeps your skin firm and wrinkle-free.
If you can only choose one anti-aging food, it should be pomegranate. Both the seeds and the juice from this beautiful red fruit are packed with those free-radical scavenging anti-oxidants and it has even been shown to help increase the cellular recycling process.
Pumpkin, carrots, peaches, and apricots are just a few of the orange fruits you should include in your diet if you want to achieve ageless beauty.
These powerhouses are packed with carotenoids which have been shown to change skin color, improve complexion, and make you look healthier and more attractive in just six weeks.
There are many green vegetables that are also high in carotene, like kale, spinach, and broccoli. These can not only protect your skin from UV radiation damage from the sun but also scavenge the free radicals that lead to skin aging.
The purple colored vegetable, eggplant, contains a nutrient called nasunin. It’s free radical scavenging properties make it a powerhouse when it comes to turning back the clock on skin damage.
Vegetables with high vitamin C content like yellow bell peppers are the perfect anti-aging food. In fact, one study that measured elasticity and other skin qualities in more than 700 Japanese women found that those who ate more green and yellow vegetables had fewer wrinkles.
Stop the clock on skin aging
If you’re ready to stop the clock and get the firmer skin and brighter complexion you want, you don’t have to look any further than the produce aisle. There are so many fruits and vegetables packed with the anti-oxidants and vitamins your skin needs that it’s easy to achieve ageless beauty just by eating the full rainbow of colors.
So, cancel that call to the plastic surgeon and head for the grocery store instead. You’ll be glad you did.