Five anti-ageing foods to include in your diet

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When you hear the term anti-ageing, perhaps foremost on your mind are cosmetic procedures or products to get rid of wrinkles.

Most of the skincare products on shelves, in addition to other uses, promise anti-ageing effects.

Skin creams, sunscreens, moisturisers, and even some make-up products are manufactured with anti-ageing properties inclusive.

Here are five anti-wrinkling foods to include in your diet.

Avocados

If you’re a fan of avocados, you’ve been making a wise skin decision all this while.

Avocados are way more than fruits to be enjoyed.

These bad guys are packed full of good fats like Omega-3 properties as well as essential nutrients which help prevent the negative effects of ageing.

The fat content of avocados also helps a person achieve smoother skin.

This now makes sense that tons of skincare products are made up of avocado.

If you’re not yet a fan of this fruit, you may want to grow a liking for it already.

Honestly, avocados are great. Some people say they’re repelled by the taste but honestly, I think it’s okay. You could try using avocados as a dip or spread for bread and biscuits.

Carrots

Carrots are fantastic for both the skin, eyes, and hair. And just like avocados, you’re likely to find carrots as part of the ingredients on skincare and hair products.

Of course, it only makes sense they make up this list.

The carotene nutrient contained in this fruit, when converted, becomes vitamin A in the body and acts as protection against harmful rays from the sun.

This is a good place to point out that overexposure to the sun’s rays is a major cause of wrinkling.

Dark chocolate

This has to be the most delicious item on the list.

We can all agree chocolate is great.

Next time you’re enjoying a bar of dark chocolate, remember these sweet guys are way more than just deserts and can do great things for your skin in the long run.

Firstly, dark chocolates are high in antioxidants.

They also help increase moisture in the skin as they may increase blood circulation.

Lemon juice

It’s often said that “when life gives you lemons, one should make lemonade out of them”. Or in this case, rejuvenating qualities which can make your skin wrinkle-free.

As you may know, vitamin C is great for younger-looking skin and lemons contain high amounts of these vitamins. Pretty sure you can do the math based on that info.

Other members of the citrus family like oranges and lime are great for your skin as well.

Green tea

Ah! Green tea. The lovely aroma of green tea on a cold day.

Green tea is not just some fancy tea you enjoy when you want to get your bougie on. They do a lot for your skin.

Green tales contain a kind of antioxidant called flavonoids. These guys protect the body against disease and help the body get rid of toxic chemicals.

Toxic chemicals are great triggers for negative ageing.

Turmeric

I can personally testify to turmeric’s exfoliating and brightening qualities.

In addition to the listed qualities, turmeric is great for maintaining younger-looking skin, fighting cell damage as well as playing other vital roles in the human body.

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