ANTI-AGEING FOODS TO EAT IN YOUR 40s


ANTI-AGEING FOODS TO EAT IN YOUR 40s

Everyone wants smooth, radiant skin. What you eat can bring you closer to that goal.
While there is no magic food that whisks the wrinkles away, the basics are simple.
And chances are, you know them by heart:
 Go for items that are naturally jammed with nutrients, like fruits, veggies,
whole grains, nuts, fish, and other types of lean protein.
 Change things up. Go for a variety of foods, so you get all the vitamins and
minerals you need.
 Think beyond the plate. Sleep, exercise, and sunscreen still count, no matter
what you eat.
Beautiful, glowing skin starts with how we eat, but these anti-aging foods can also
help with more than that.
SWEET POTATOES
The orange color of the sweet potato comes from an antioxidant called beta-
carotene which is converted to vitamin A. Vitamin A may help restore skin
elasticity, promote skin cell turnover, and ultimately contribute to soft, youthful-
looking skin. This delicious root vegetable is also a great source of vitamins C and
E — both of which may protect our skin from harmful free radicals and keep our
complexion radiant.
ORANGES
These are loaded with water, so they hydrate your skin and your cells. One large
orange is an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps make collagen — and that, in
turn helps keep your skin supple.
In general, vegetables and fruits are great for your skin. Go for lots of colors so you
get a variety of nutrients.
HONEY
Honey is naturally antibacterial, antioxidant, and humectants, so it’s no wonder
that it’s so beneficial for the skin. Though usually used in DIY face masks and

applied topically to reduce inflammation, treat acne and moisturize dry skin,
eating honey is also a good idea, especially if you’re replacing other sweets
with it.
OLIVE OIL
One of the most beneficial oils for your overall health, olive oil is also good for
your skin. It contains omega-3 fatty acids and polyphenols. Omega-3s keep your
skin supple and moisturized, while polyphenols protect it from oxidative
damage and fight inflammation.
BLUEBERRIES
Blueberries are rich in vitamins A and C, as well as an age-defying antioxidant
called anthocyanin. This is what gives blueberries their deep, beautiful blue color.
These powerful antioxidants may help protect skin from damage due to the sun,
stress, and pollution by moderating the inflammatory response and preventing
collagen loss.

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