Being young is awesome, mostly because you have less responsibilities and less problems. And while we have no control over growing old, we can actually do something to at least look young for longer. Think about it, the years don’t really matter to anyone, it’s just a number. What we really care about is how we look. We don’t want that wrinkly saggy skin, dry hair and nails, health problems. It’s those things that scare us the most, not the number of years. Well, lucky for you, you can actually control that to an extent. I’m not talking about botox and plastic surgery, no. It’s much easier and less painful than that. You can actually look younger just by eating the right foods and you’re about to find out which ones.
Berries are great at keeping your mind sharp and your body moving. Blueberries, for example are known for improving cognitive abilities and preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. All berries are full of antioxidants that can prevent and delay cell damage. You know what this means right? Growing old is basically the result of your cells deteriorating. So make sure you eat enough berries so you can prevent that from happening, and literally keep your cells together for longer.
2. Citrus fruits
Oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, lemons, etc., all these fruits are your best source of vitamin C and folic acid. Having enough vitamin C is crucial if you want to lower your cholesterol and keep your immune system running well and preventing you from getting sick. Having citrus fruits on a regular basis can prevent problems with your circulation and make sure your heart is working well.
Tomatoes contain Lycopene, which gives them their red color, and also protects us from harmful UV radiation and makes sure are cardiovascular system is in top notch condition. Side note, did you know that in order to absorb lycopene better it’s best to eat tomatoes cooked and with some olive oil? Yeah, live and learn. Tomatoes are also rich in vitamin A, C and folic acid which makes them not just yummy but also really good for you.
Specifically oily fish is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids. It’s great at keeping your cholesterol low and helping your cells regenerate. It does wonders for your skin, keeping it firm and supple, and preventing the aging process. So in case you didn’t know oily fish that’s good for you includes salmon, anchovies, tuna and turbot.