Eating These 5 Foods Will Help You Look Younger

In a quest to look younger and prevent aging, we often turn to fancy creams or expensive treatments. Luckily, there’s a cheaper and healthier way to look young without having to get all cosmetic, and it’s as simple as eating the right foods.

Certain foods contain vitamins and nutrients that can work wonders on our skin, and if you’re trying to attain a youthful appearance, you might want to consider eating the following five foods.

1. Foods High In Vitamin C

Sweet potatoes, oranges, bell peppers and leafy greens contain vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help fight off damage from free radicals.

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3. Tomatoes

Tomatoes contain lycopene, a phytochemical that reduces skin redness and protects against UV damage from the sun. Eating tomatoes can increase collagen and improve fine lines and wrinkles.

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4. Nuts

Nuts contain a variety of nutrients, such as vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, and zinc, which all have properties that can help reduce inflammation and signs of aging. Good choices include almonds and walnuts.

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5. Avocados

Avocados are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E, and these antioxidants help improve your skin’s appearance and prevent against UV damage.

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About the Author
Carina Wolff
Carina is a health and wellness journalist based in Los Angeles. When she’s not writing, doing yoga, or exploring mountains and beaches, she spends her time cooking and creating recipes for her healthy food blog, Kale Me Maybe. Carina is also an ongoing writer for Bustle, Reader's Digest, FabFitFun, and more.

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