Beautiful, glowing skin starts with what we chose to eat.

A lot of factors affect the rate our skin ages, including environmental, genetics & lifestyle choices. But you can give your skin a “helping hand” by boosting the nutrients in your diet – your skin & body will thank-you for it! 

Go for super foods which are high in vitamins, antioxidants and healthy oils. These help fight free radicals that damage cells and cause premature aging.

Here are 7 superstar  anti-aging foods

1. Apples

Yes, it may be surprising but this humble fruit is an anti-aging megastar. They are packed with vitamin C which has many beauty benefits for skin & hair.  Apples are great for collagen production, helping to plump the skin and decrease the chance of wrinkles. So not only does an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but wrinkles too! 

2. Watercress

Rich in vitamins A & C, watercress is a powerful antioxidant, which helps fight free radicals that age us. 

This nutrient-dense hydrating leafy green is a great source of:

  • • calcium
  • • potassium
  • • manganese
  • • phosphorus
  • • vitamins A, C, K, B-1, and B-2

Watercress acts as an internal skin antiseptic and increases the circulation and delivery of minerals to all cells of the body, resulting in enhanced oxygenation of the skin. 

3. Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin A, C & E. In fact its orange colour comes from an antioxidant called beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A. Vitamin A aids in restoring skin elasticity, promoting skin cell turnover, and ultimately contributing to soft, youthful-looking skin.

Vitamins C and E may protect our skin from harmful free radicals and keep our complexion radiant.

4. Garlic

Garlic contains an antioxidant called allicin, which is powerful in fighting skin-damaging free radicals.

As allicin digests in your body it produces sulfenic acid, a compound that reacts faster with dangerous free radicals than any other known compound. It also ncreases blood flow, which helps skin to glow.

5. Kakadu Plum

A wonder fruit! Did you know that the Kakadu Plum is the highest Vitamin C-Rich Fruit on the Planet? But there’s more ! they have even more antioxidants than the blueberry, making it one of the most remarkable high-antioxidant foods on Earth. 

This delightful plum is similar to the size of an olive or cherry with a hard, woody seed that’s covered by a layer of edible fruit. It’s is most popular in jams, preserves, sauces, chutneys and juices. We harness the skin benefits of this powerhouse of Vitamin C & antioxidants in our Kakadu Plum & Sunflower Body Lotion which contains certified organic Kakadu Plum extract.

6. Nuts

Many nuts (especially almonds) are a great source of vitamin E, which may help repair skin tissue, retain skin moisture, and protect skin from damaging UV rays. Walnuts however may be the star anti-aging nut though as they can assist with the regeneration of skin cells,  as they contains anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids that may help, protect against sun damage & also give skin a beautiful glow by preserving its natural oil barrier

7. Red Capsicum

Red Capsicums tick the superfood box when it comes to vitamin and antioxidant content. They are loaded with powerful antioxidants called carotenoids.

Carotenoids are plant pigments found in brightly coloured fruits & vegetables  They fight free radicals, boost the immune system and also have a variety of anti-inflammatory properties 

Do you have other favourite anti-aging foods?

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