Foods that beat ageing


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Skin is affected by a lot of factors: sun, smoking, improper nourishment. But there are a lot of means to fight against ageing: sport, treatments, beauty products and so on.  But you shouldn't forget what an old proverb says: “we are what we eat. Research has shown that there is a strong connection between foods and ageing. It is proven an aged look which comes from a dull, lifeless skin comes from bad eating habits. 

During the day stress, smoking, pollution and ultraviolet rays may cause the skin to form wrinkles, spots, etc. If we eat certain foods with a rich level of antioxidants (vitamin A, C, E, selenium, zinc, beta-carotene) the damages produced by the free radicals (unbalanced oxygen molecules formed as a result of sun exposure or stress and which destroy the collagen, the one responsible with skin elasticity) can be diminished.  A high level of antioxidants can be found in uncooked fruits and vegetables like: broccoli, carrots, spinach, hazelnuts, tomatoes, papaya, avocado, black grapes, raspberries, strawberries, peas, prunes, sweet potatoes and mango.

Also foods that contain Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids (oily fish, flax seeds and flax seed oil, Brazil nuts, extra virgin olive oil) are excellent for beating ageing. All these good oils should be used in cooking that involves heating, pressing, bottling because at high temperatures they lose their nutrients. Their consumption helps the skin looking healthier, younger, but because they are rich in calories they should not be used in excess.

Also if you want to beat ageing drink green tea. It has excellent properties: reduces the risk of skin cancer and the risk of damage from ultraviolet sun rays; reduces high blood pressure and blood sugar level; helps loosing weight the natural way; has anti inflammatory properties, contains polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants.

Last but not least remember to drink enough water so that your body will not get dehydrate. Water helps the metabolism of the cells to eliminate toxins and brings in nutrients.

Make food your ally, not your enemy to have a better chance of beating ageing.

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