It is no longer a secret that everyone desires to continuously look younger. This is the reason why the cosmetics industry is raking in billions of dollars every year. What if you didn’t need cosmetics to look younger or more attractive?
The answer to this lies in your diet! Eating specific foods can help you look younger and help block UV rays which damage the DNA of skin cells. Instead of investing in over-priced cosmetic fixes, all you need to do is just make a few easy changes to your diet.
Wanna look younger? These are the 3 changes you should make to your diet…
1. Cut off sugars
Sugar found naturally in foods such as fruits and vegetables has little effect on your blood sugar and is considered very healthy. The danger comes from added sugars in processed foods. These can hinder the repair of your skin’s collagen and can also lead to reduced elasticity and premature wrinkles.
2. Take the right kind of fat
Going back in time to the days of our primary education, you’ll remember that fat is one of the major classes of food. Fats are an important part of a healthy diet: they provide essential fatty acids, keep our skin soft, deliver fat-soluble vitamins and are a great source of energizing fuel.
Fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 are necessary for maintaining the structure and appearance of the skin. These healthy fats fortify the skin’s barrier function and help prevent moisture loss. Eating a good serving of oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines three times a week is a sure way to get the good kind of fat into your diet.
3. Protein is bae
Proteins are essential seeing as they help replace dead skin cells swiftly. Protein generally makes up 10% to 15% of the body’s energy needs. They help with building muscles, tendons and all the other structures holding our bodies together. It’s because of the protein that our bones are supported and that we have the strength to do things on a daily basis. Be sure you have meat or fish on a regular basis as both help make you look naturally young. Vegans can look to legumes, whole grains and protein powder shakes with almond milk.
Don’t forget to add fruits, vegetables and lots of water to your diet as well.
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