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Good Skin Food

Living in the 21st century we are surrounded by adverts for lotions and potions that claim to keep your skin looking young, vibrant and healthy. The meaning of ‘growing old gracefully’ has slowly vanished but here I have researched some foods that can slow down the ageing process with no added hard work or extreme expense. All you will be left with is some very satisfied tastebuds.

Apples

The saying ‘An apple a day keeps the Doctor away’ rings true. Apples contain pectin which helps to lower our cholesterol levels, and antioxidants which help to get rid of the free radicals lurking in our bodies. Low in calories, apples are an ‘all round’ fabulous fruit.

Berries

The vitamin C found in Berries is great for building up new collagen in the skin and they also help to prevent those ghastly thread veins that appear as we get that little bit older.

Brazil nuts

Containing the richest source of Selenium, a powerful antioxidant that is great for cutting cancer risks and is essential for healthy skin.

Broccoli

These ‘fairy flowers’ should be eaten regularly to help against fighting cancer and for all round good health. For added anti-ageing benefits sprinkle some fairy dust (linseeds) over the broccoli for added flavour and extra help for menopausal women.

Chocolate

This one is a tough double chocolate cookie. Although studies prove that by eating chocolate three times a week we can add an extra year to our lives, if not eaten in moderation it can lead to obesity and its associated health risks.

Garlic

Not only does it ward off vampires but garlic also kick starts the immune system, detoxes the liver and helps to lower blood pressure.

Red wine

This wobbly juice is not only a classic for a night in or a night out socialising but it also boosts circulation to the skin. Studies have shown that drinking red wine in moderation promotes long life and may help to protect against cancer and heart disease. What better excuse could you have to get started on the Vino? (Moderately, of course.)

It is true that ‘we are what we eat’. What we put into our bodies affects how we feel and how we look. So, if you want to avoid looking like an old leather handbag take into account the above information and have fun growing old gracefully.

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