5 foods that fight wrinkles

Eat your way to younger-looking skin

By Dr. Joey Shulman

The power of blueberries and essential fatty acids

The desire to stay young
In an attempt to achieve a radiant complexion and avoid wrinkles, women are slathering their bodies with the latest anti-aging moisturizing creams. Although moisturizers can be somewhat helpful in improving the look and feel of our skin, the key to decreasing fine lines and improving our complexion is to decrease free radical damage from occurring at a rapid rate. In order to do this, we have to fill our diets with foods that are rich in antioxidants and that have anti-inflammatory properties.

My top five anti-wrinkle foods that will help promote the look and feel of your skin are:

Blueberries
According to the US Department of Agriculture, blueberries have 40 per cent more antioxidant capacity than strawberries. Blueberries are high in vitamin C and can help strengthen collagen formation, thereby reducing the signs of aging.

This delicious berry has also been shown to have other health benefits such as improving eyesight and circulation, acting as a natural diuretic, enhancing blood flow and helping to alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Add blueberries to your morning breakfast or to a shake or eat them on their own as a healthy snack.

Omega-3 eggs
Omega-3 eggs are similar in look, taste, storage instructions and cooking versatility to normal eggs. The difference lies in the fact that omega-3 eggs are produced by chickens that have been fed with alfalfa, corn, soy beans and flaxseeds.

Flaxseeds are an excellent source of omega-3 essential fat, which has been shown to be beneficial to human health. In fact, an average-sized omega-3 egg contains approximately 320 mg of omega-3 fats, while a regular egg contains approximately 63 mg. Omega-3 essential fat is known to help prevent and reverse heart disease, reduce inflammatory response, nourish dry skin and hair and repair brittle nails.

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