An excellent resolution—in addition to daily facial exercises—is to adopt an anti-aging diet. Research is constantly evolving and providing insights about the anti-inflammatory properties of certain foods. Eating a vibrant, colorful diet packed with healthy fats, water and antioxidants impacts both your skin and your waistline.
Here are some foods that boost the health of both your skin and body.
1. Red Bell Peppers
The colorful veggies are nutritional powerhouses! Red bell peppers are loaded with carotenoids and vitamin C, which boosts collagen production to promote smooth, firm skin. Carotenoids are antioxidants that gives many produce items their vivid color. They yield wide-ranging anti-inflammatory properties and can protect against the sun’s powerful UV rays and free radical damage.
Avocados fill you up for hours on end while imparting fatty acids that hydrate and smooth skin. They are also rich in other anti-aging nutrients including vitamins A, C, E and K. Vitamin A helps turnover skin cells to reveal a fresh, healthy glow. Avocados are also an excellent source of the B vitamins and potassium, which combats bloat.
Keep almonds and other nuts at your desk and in your purse for a satiating snack with serious anti-aging benefits. Almonds and walnuts are two of my ideal choices. Almonds are loaded with vitamin E, which has been shown to help repair skin tissue and protect against sun damage. Walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids that fight inflammation, strengthen cell membranes and impart a rosy glow.
This dark leafy green is the epitome of a superfood. It’s loaded with antioxidants, magnesium, lutein and vitamins A, C, E and K. Vitamin K reduces cellular inflammation and may help eradicate dark under eye circles. Spinach is also a plant-based source of iron and has a high water content, which makes it very hydrating.
Papayas are loaded with antioxidants that combat damage from environmental stressors and nutrients that boost skin’s elasticity and smooth wrinkles. This juicy fruit is an excellent source of potassium, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamins A, C, K and E. Papayas also contain papain, an enzyme with some of the most potent anti-inflammatory properties you can find naturally.
A diet rich in these inflammation-fighting, anti-aging foods coupled with a regular Facercise practice will help you look younger than ever! Click through to learn more about our proprietary system of facial exercises.