Interested in adding more skin loving anti-aging foods to your diet?
Like: Red, Purple, Pink, Yellow, Orange, and Green……..
Incorporating these skin loving foods into your diet is easy.
For example, just adding a few tablespoons of tomato paste weekly can make a big difference.
Tomato paste is loaded with lycopene - an antioxidant - which naturally protects your skin from sun damage.
The National center for Biotechnology Information found that consuming a small amount of tomato paste can protect against photodamage.
Good excuse to enjoy a nice plate of pasta – right?
All you need is just a few tablespoons of tomato paste daily. Dr. Oz recommends 4 tablespoons daily for general health or you can take a lycopene supplement. Aim for about 16 mgs of lycopene daily.
And when you're cooking up that pasta and tomato sauce, consider throwing in a few slices of Red peppers to support collagen production.
Yes, red peppers are loaded with vitamin c.
Pink - Well, sort of pinkish foods like salmon, shrimp, lobster….contain Astaxanthin ("asta-zan-thin"). This carotenoid also protects against sun damage and damaging uv rays.
Research indicates that astaxanthin also helps with fine lines, skin spots and support elasticity and firmness.
Again, supplements can help too if you don’t like these foods or are allergic to them. The Life Extension Foundation recommends 1 mg two times a day.
Yellow/Orange – Carrots and sweet potatoes are inexpensive and really easy to work into your diet and are in season all year round. They naturally contain beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A in the body.
published in the Photochemistry and Photobiolgy found that beta-carotene along with
sunscreen offers significant protection against sun damage. With the high rate of skin cancer - this an important tip!
Green – Green foods like spinach, mustard greens, avocados and olives contain high amounts of vitamin E which is a great antioxidant and can help fight free radicals.
Simply put - free radicals can destroy collagen which can lead to wrinkles and skin aging.
And don't be afraid of the good fats in the avocados and olives – they can help keep your complexion smooth and moist.
With very little effort you can work a small amount of these important anti-aging foods into your daily diet for healthier skin and body.
Don't forget to read the Worst Foods for Skin Health.
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