3 Foods in Your Kitchen that Can Ward off Wrinkles


Although wrinkles are normal part of aging, most people still spend a fortune on treatments and products that claim to diminish these signs of aging.  As you age, your skin produces less collagen and naturally loses its strength and flexibility, causing it to sag and wrinkle prematurely.

But what if you don’t have the money to spend on these expensive cosmetic procedures and magic potions?

Well, while you can’t stop the aging process, there are certain foods that can improve your skin condition and reduce the signs of aging. 

They say, “You are what you eat,” so let’s take a look at the 3 foods that are most likely in your kitchen already, that have all the essential nutrients to target those unwelcomed wrinkles.

1. Berries

Here’s another reason to enjoy blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc. These fruits are rich in flavonoids, polyphenols, vitamins, probiotics and antioxidants that are great for the skin and overall health but there’s another healthy compound that works best in fighting off wrinkles – ellagic acid.  This potent antioxidant helps in the prevention of collagen destruction and inflammatory responses that cause wrinkles.

2. Carrots

You probably know already that carrots are good for eye health and the prevention of vision problems, but did you know that it can help fight wrinkles too?  Vitamin A, which is present in carrots and other yellow/orange-colored fruits and veggies such as sweet potatoes and mangoes, promotes collagen production and keeps the skin smooth and healthy.  Aside from adding them to your meals or munching on them alone, you can also make your diy anti-wrinkle carrot mask at home.

3. Tomatoes

Tomatoes contain lycopene and Vitamin C that are key compounds that can protect your skin and help you look younger.  Vitamin C builds collagen to make your plump and more firm while Lycopene protects your skin from UV damage that causes skin damage.

Now stock on these staples and make sure to never run out of these three food items!

About Toni Marie

Toni is a contributing author. In addition to writing about the Baby Boomer generation, she also likes to write about relationships and health.
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