Anti-ageing from the inside
You’ve heard it before but I’ll say it again, beauty comes from within.
Yes, a stroke of mascara here or a dab of concealer there can camouflage a few unwanted lines. But what a handful of blueberries and dark green leafy vegetables can do, no amount of foundation can.
Your doctor might advise a healthy diet for a slim waistline, but he’s also doing your skin a favour. While we don’t know of any magic pill or potion that fights ageing, there are nutrients in certain food that can slow down the visible signs of ageing… and even reverse them. Phew!
Stock your pantry with these four super foods and watch your skin radiate youth:
1.) Load up on antioxidants: Blueberries, raspberries, pomegranates or strawberries – these fruits have more benefits than you can imagine. The Vitamin C in them helps smooth fine lines, and the antioxidant chemicals act as age-defying warriors. Add berries to your morning cereal or smoothies.
2.) Drink tea: So, we know that caffeine helps naturally renew stem cells and increase blood circulation, right? But if drinking coffee makes you sprint around the block, then convert to tea. Both white and green teas are supremely beneficial for your skin while providing the same dose of caffeine as a small cup of coffee. Salubre Longevi – Tea is a gorgeous mix of goji berries, blueberries, white tea and ginseng – a must try!
3.) Eat more fish: The omega-3 fatty acids in oily fishes help the skin retain moisture and delay the visible signs of ageing. Salmon, mackerel, sardines and oysters are all rich in this essential fatty acid. Want a fish oil supplement instead? Give Pretorius Super Omega-3 Maxi Fish oil Brain Smart a go. If you want a stronger formula, try Taut Gold Standard Collagen Orange Drink that works internally to replenish depleted collagen.
4.) Dark chocolate: Need an excuse to eat chocolate? Okay. Add lots of dark chocolate to your shopping basket and wave crow’s feet goodbye. No, not the delicious white or caramel kind. 70% dark chocolate has proven to be most beneficial in keeping your skin looking younger. Indulge, ladies!
Which of these food groups do you regularly consume? Do you have any anti-ageing tips?
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