12 Anti-Aging Foods That Work Better Than Botox (We Love #8)

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4. Berries

All types of berries are full of healthy antioxidants, something you definitely want more of if you wish to have beautiful skin. Antioxidants kill the free radicals that are in our bodies, damaging our DNA and our cells and causing premature aging. Berries can fight damage caused by environmental pollutants and toxins. As we mentioned, all types of berries are good, but blueberries and raspberries are especially noted for their high levels of antioxidants. Because of their colors, these two types of berries also have anthocyanins, which improve the effects of the vitamin C they contain. Berries are also a good source of vitamin E and have so much to offer your skin in the way of nutrition that you should seriously consider eating some type of berry every single day.

 

5. Salmon

Omega-3 fatty acids moisturize the skin and protect it from the UV rays of the sun. Fatty fish such as salmon are a terrific source of omega-3s, not to mention a tasty way to preserve your skin’s smoothness. Omega-3 fatty acids have other amazing health benefits, such as encouraging heart health, and recent studies found that omega-3s can even help prevent breast cancer. Salmon gets its beautiful pink color from a potent antioxidant called astaxanthin. This does an excellent job when it comes to destroying the free radicals that occur when your skin is overexposed to the sun. Eating some Alaskan sockeye wild salmon two or more times per week will not only ease wrinkles, it will do wonders for your overall health.

 

6. Buckwheat

Ensure that your skin stays firm and elastic by eating more buckwheat. Buckwheat is one of the few foods that contain all eight essential amino acids and it is a terrific source of protein. Both of these factors help enable your skin to repair itself. Buckwheat is a source of rutin, a compound which helps your body to utilize vitamin C, which will keep your collagen levels high. Make it as your breakfast porridge or use buckwheat flour to make your own delicious baked goods.

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