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Here Are Seven Natural Foods That Will Make You Look Younger

Everyday, our bodies get older. From the Sun to the climate and gravity, everything in the world seems to be working against our bodies and makes us age even faster. And it seems we cannot avoid aging.

Nonetheless, nature has gifted us some natural foods that can help us age better.


1. Spices

Spices are not only good for adding flavour to our food. They could also spice our aging process. Researchers have found that some spices can help your skin look fresher and younger.

Cinnamon has been found to increase collagen production which can lead to increased skin firmness and elasticity.

Chilli peppers contain capsaicin which reduces age-related changes in skin cells. Furthermore, ginger contains a substance called gingerol which has anti-inflammatory effects that may help prevent age spots that appear on exposure to the sun.


2. Avocados

Avocado (pear) is rich in fat fiber and several vitamins and minerals that are quite healthy. They contain unique compounds like polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols that can fight inflammation of the skin on exposure to sunlight.


3. Tomatoes

Tomatoes have been found to be highly health-improving foods because of their high lycopene content.

Lycopene is a type of carotenoid that reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, prostrate cancer, and protects the skin from the damaging rays of the sun.


4. Bone Broth

This can be prepared by cooking bones from meat or fish for an extended period of time. This released minerals such as collagen which have been found to reduce again effects on the skin.


5. Pomegranates

This is a family of fruit-bearing deciduous shrubs. This group of fruits have been found to be one of the healthiest fruits on Earth.

Their antioxidant activity have been found to be higher than that of green tea. They decrease the inflammation of the skin.


6. Vegetables

These are extremely nutrient-dense and very low in calories. They contain antioxidants that help reduce the risk of heart disease, cataract and cancer.

Many vegetables are also high in carotenoids like beta carotene. These can protect the skin against oxidation and free radicals which cause aging.

Some vegetable sources of beta carotene include carrots, pumpkin and sweet potatoes.


7. Dark chocolates/cocoa

The antioxidant profile of dark chocolate is second to none. It is even more powerful than acai berries, blueberries, and cranberries.

Researchers have found that dark chocolates can reduce blood pressure, increase insulin sensitivity, and improve the arterial function and elasticity of the skin.

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