Superfoods To Defy Aging

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We are what we eat and unfortunately, if your diet is limited to take outs and potato chips, you’ll need to overhaul your diet, right NOW. Certain types of foods are not only unhealthy, it could also cause us to look older than we really are and that’s a no-no! Don’t fret, we are listing down amazing superfood that you should add to your diet if you want to restore the vitality of your skin and delay the signs of aging!

1. Coffee

While coffee might not be the first thing that pops to mind when we think about anti-aging superfoods, a cuppa joe isn’t all that bad at all. As long as you don’t mix it with copious amounts of cream and sugar, that is.

Aside from being loaded with a laundry list of antioxidants that delay aging and prevent premature aging, using coffee grounds as a scrub also help minimize the appearance of cellulite and buff the skin to silky smoothness. And coffee is really having a moment in the beauty industry with loads of creams fortified with caffeine coming out to tighten the delicate skin around the eyes, reduce puffiness and generally makes skin youthful and plump!

2. Blueberries

We think these plump, juicy, little balls of deliciousness make the perfect cake and yogurt toppings. But did you know blueberries are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that helps protect the brain and the skin? What’s more, blueberries are also high in fiber, making it one of the best foods to lose weight.

3. Pistachios

Distinctive for their green nuts and cream-colored shells, pistachios are not only tasty snack; they also pack a lot of nutritional value. However, not all bags of pistachios from the local grocer offer the same level of nutrition. In a study published by the Appetite Journal, participants who consumed in-shell pistachio nuts took in 41% less calories than those who consumed shelled pistachio nuts.

4. Wild Salmon

Wild salmon, not farmed salmon, is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acid. According to the American Heart Association, eating 12-ounces of fatty fish like wild salmon helps protect the eyes, brain, heart and joints from decline in function. Wild salmon also helps maintain the skin’s youthful glow, delays aging and enhance its texture! That’s another reason to add salmon to your daily diet!

5. Corn

Most dieters tend to avoid carbs, particularly corn, because it’s been unfairly tagged as “fattening.” But you’ll never look at the humble corn on the cob the same way again. According to a study conducted by the University of Maryland, corn contains the compound IP6 that prevent cancer cells from dividing. In addition to stopping cancer growth, corn is also full of nutrients that delay the signs of aging. Eating corn helps enhance the texture of the skin, minimize the appearance of wrinkles, boost cell regeneration and even fade facial scars!

7. Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt isn’t the same from the sweetened, calorific yogurt being peddled on the streets.  Greek Yogurt contains live probiotics that aid in digestion. Greek yogurt is also rich in riboflavin, a nutrient that rejuvenates and hydrate skin cells, it also aids in cell growth and regeneration, protect the skin from oxidative damages and aid in the development of healthy fats in cells for youthful, vibrant skin! To top it all off, Greek yogurt contain less lactose so it’s much easier to digest than regular yogurt too!

8. Curcumin

Love Indian cuisine? You just might be inadvertently delaying the signs of aging! According to a  Louisiana State University research, curcumin, a compound derived from popular Indian spice, Turmeric, not only destroy cancer cells by inhibit the division of cancerous cells, it also contains potent bioactive compounds that restores the vitality of the skin.

Curcumin contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties protects the skin from free radicals. Curcumin is such an effective skin remedy that a paste made with powdered turmeric is actually used to treat skin cancer!

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