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Aging is an inevitable process, but it can be slowed down, and its effects can be reduced with the help of various natural remedies and foods.

The effects of aging on the skin are also caused by the exposure to sun, cell division, oxidization, and diet.

Therefore, you can achieve amazing effects if you supply the needed nutrients and vitamins through your diet, and the skin will look younger, healthy, smooth, even, and free of wrinkles and blemishes.

Initially, it is of high importance to avoid the following factors which negatively affect the state of your skin:

  • Dehydration- the skin is affected by the lack of water in the body, as the liver and the heart are the priorities in the body.
  • Excessive and unprotected sun exposure leads to free radical damage, as free radicals take electrons from stable molecules and they, in turn, become free radicals, and thus set off a chain reaction which leads to skin damage.
  • Smoking causes lines and wrinkles as the carbon monoxide in cigarettes lowers the circulation in the capillaries around the mouth, and these areas do not get enough nutrients.
  • Sugars attach to proteins, lipids, and DNA, and damage them and the surrounding skin tissues. This leads to the creation of advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs) which accelerate aging by causing cell death.
  • Stress shortens the cell telomeres and thus damages the DNA. Telomeres are needed for the production of protein and if they are damaged, cells die. A healthy skin is actually based on an optimal cellular health.
  • Inactivity: Exercise boosts blood flow to the skin and supports the transport of nutrients throughout the body.

When it comes to skin health, these are the best 11 foods which will help you rejuvenate the skin and maintain in younger-looking:

  1. Oranges are loaded with Vitamin C, which is essential for the production of Collagen, heals wounds and bruises, recovers scars and irritations, and helps the production of anti-stress hormones that fight aging. They also hydrate the skin since they contain plenty of water.
  2. Carrots are loaded with Beta-carotene, which prevents damage due to sun exposure, and usually, people with the hardened skin condition Scleroderma, lack it. Beta-carotene is also an antioxidant which reduces wrinkles and builds collagen to boost skin elasticity. Carrots also contain:
  • Vitamin A,
  • Healthy fats,
  • Water.
  1. Bananas are rich in magnesium and potassium, as well as the amino acid L-tryptophan which is converted to serotonin and melatonin, so they relax the body, improve sleep, and keep the skin smooth and soft.
  2. Salmon is loaded with Omega 3s which rejuvenate the skin, lower inflammation due to chemicals and strengthen cell membranes for plumper skin. It is also rich in:
  • Vitamin C,
  • Vitamin B,
  • Potassium.

5. White Beans provide 29% of the daily requirement of potassium per 100 grams. Potassium maintains the cells hydrated, regulates the             transfer of nutrients to the cells, and regulates water balance and cellular integrity. White beans are also loaded with:

  • Vitamin E,
  • Zinc,
  • Omega 3’s.

6. Spinach is a rich source of vitamin E, which protects skin cell membranes, neutralizes free radicals, and thus prevents skin aging and                damage. It is also high in:

  • Vitamin C,
  • Vitamin A,
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid,
  • Potassium,
  • Beta-carotene,
  • Omega 3’s.

7. Lentils are abundant in zinc, which regulates the activity of oil glands heals wounds, prevents acne, and supports the collagen                           production. Lentils are also high in:

  • potassium,
  • Vitamin C.
  1. Asparagus is loaded with Folate which manages stress and slows down aging. It is also rich in:
  • Vitamin C,
  • Vitamin E,
  • Vitamin A,
  • Zinc,
  • Potassium,
  • Omega 3s.
  1. Flaxseed Oil contains Alpha Linolenic acid which regulates blood sugar, prevents free radical damage, and protects against damage due to invaders on a cellular level. It also contains:
  • Healthy fats,
  • Omega-3s,
  • Vitamin E.
  1. Avocados contain healthy Monosaturated fats which help the absorption of numerous nutrients and vitamins and hydrate the skin. They are also rich in:
  • Vitamin C,
  • Vitamin A,
  • Zinc.
  1. Sweet Potatoes are extremely rich in vitamin A, which maintains the healthy glow and texture of the skin and supports the health of cells. They are also rich in:
  • Potassium,
  • Vitamin C.

Source: theheartysoul.com

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