They’re packed with vitamin C, which helps build collagen and, in turn, makes your skin look firmer and plumper. They also have lycopene, which protects your skin from UV damage and improves your vascular system.
For tiny fruits, berries pack more antioxidant punch than any other fruit or vegetable tested. Eat plenty of blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. They work beautifully to help protect skin from the damage that leads to wrinkles. Citrus fruits and red apples with the peel on are also rich in antioxidants.
Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant that is found in broccoli, along with other foods including cranberries, onions, and apples. It is a natural anti-inflammatory agent as well, fighting the number two cause of aging. Broccoli sprouts have 30 times more isothiocyanates (yet another antioxidant) than regular broccoli.
Salmon is an anti-wrinkle food par excellence. It provides an excellent source of omega 3-fatty acids — a type of fatty acids that are often in short supply in Western diets. Omega-3’s help moisturize the skin and protect it from UV damage, and thus from premature aging and wrinkling.
5. Green Tea
A regular consumption of green tea has been shown to be very effective at preventing wrinkles. The beneficial effects of green tea on the skin are thought to be linked to the high amount of catechins green tea contains. Catechins are compounds that are known to have extremely powerful antioxidant and other health promoting properties.
Of all the protein rich foods, eggs are among the best sources of protein for people who are concerned about wrinkles. Eggs are a particularly good source of the three big anti-wrinkle amino acids, that is, glycine, proline, and lycine. These amino acids are essential for the production of collagen and elastin which give the skin its texture and ability to stretch.
We recommend using anti-aging products for further results.
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