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What To Eat That Help Achieve A Younger Looking Skin?

Updated on August 23, 2015

Many of us want to achieve a younger-looking skin. We follow different beauty and health routines everyday just to make sure that we can achieve it. Some of us even visit beauty and health experts just to make sure that everything is okay. Some even drink vitamins and undergo treatment just to achieve the beauty that they want to be.

What we don’t actually know is that we can achieve it naturally. Do you believe that you can have a younger-looking skin by just eating foods? Yes. There are foods that we know but not aware that it's an anti-aging foods.


Apple
Apple | Source

5. Apples - Malus domestica

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

My friend always mentions this proverb whenever she buys apples. I’ve been asking myself if what are the benefits of eating this fruit. I know it is packed with nutrition’s but what are the specific nutrition’s that we can get from it.

Apple is an anti-aging food. It just means that if you want to have younger looking skin then you must consider eating apple. I’ve met people who actually never eat apples in their whole life. Their reason is the bible. I’m not making this as an issue and I respect those who never eat apples but you should open yourself about its beauty and health benefits.

Combining apple and honey, and apple and milk increase the shine and glow of your skin when it is topically applied. This is because the skin and flesh of apples also contains anti-oxidants. Eating apple helps your skin looks young because it keeps the blood flow constant to stimulate replacement of the old cells and repairs the damaged one.

The United States Department of Agriculture said that a typical apple serving weighs 242 grams and contains 126 calories with significant dietary fiber and modest vitamin C content, with otherwise a generally low content of essential nutrients.

Another thing is that apple peels contain various phytochemicals with unknown nutritional value these includes quercetin, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2. Preliminary research is investigating whether nutrients and/or phytochemicals in apples may affect the risk of some types of cancer.


Top 10 Apple Producing Countries (in metric tonnes) - 2012

Country
No. of produced watermelons
 
1. China
37,000,000
 
2. United States
4,110,046
 
3. Turkey
2,889,000
 
4. Poland
2,877,000
 
5. India
2,203,000
 
6. Italy
1,991,312
 
7. Iran
1,700,000
 
8. Chile
1,625,000
 
9. Russia
1,403,000
 
10. France
1,382,901
 
Source: UN Food & Agriculture Organization
Watermelon
Watermelon | Source

4. Watermelons - Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus

Trivia: Watermelon fruit is 91% water, contains 6% sugars, and is low in fat.

Every summer, I always hear my dad saying he wants watermelon. As you can see watermelon has also a high water content that helps us look younger when our skin is properly hydrated. And just like many other fruits, watermelons are also a good source of Vitamin A, C, B6, B1, magnesium and potassium. Eating melon helps in rejuvenation, alkalinizing our body and is excellent for aiding elimination. It also helps in replenishing skin tissues, moisturizing skin and increases the skin's elasticity.

In a 100 gram serving, watermelon fruit supplies 30 calories and low amounts of essential nutrients (table). Only vitamin C is present in appreciable content at 10% of the Daily Value. The amino acid citrulline is produced in watermelon rind. Watermelon pulp contains carotenoids, including lycopene.

Top watermelon producers (2012, in tonnes)

Country
No. of produced watermelons
 
1. China
70,000,000
 
2. Turkey
4,044,184
 
3. Iran
3,800,000
 
4. Brazil
2,079,547
 
5. Egypt
1,874,710
 
World Total
95,211,432
 
Source: UN FAOSTAT
Tomatoes
Tomatoes | Source

3. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are very known ingredients in cooking. But what can we get each time we eat tomatoes? Tomatoes are another good source of beta-carotene and lycopene. Beta-carotene together with Vitamin C and vitamin E helps protects the skin from the ultraviolet radiation of the sun, and also from chemotherapy. And lycopene prevents the aging of your skin, keeps it younger looking and also it acts as a sunscreen protecting your skin from the heat of the sun.

Tomatoes contain the carotene lycopene, one of the most powerful natural antioxidants. According to some studies, lycopene, especially in cooked tomatoes, has been found to help prevent prostate cancer,but other research contradicts this claim.Lycopene has also been shown to improve the skin's ability to protect against harmful UV rays. A study done by researchers at Manchester and Newcastle universities revealed that tomato can protect against sunburn and help keeping the skin looking youthful.

Tomato varieties are available with double the normal vitamin C (Doublerich), 40 times normal vitamin A (97L97), high levels of anthocyanin (resulting in blue tomatoes), and two to four times the normal amount of lycopene (numerous available cultivars with the high crimson gene).


Eggs
Eggs | Source

2. Eggs

The egg white helps prevent acne, oily skin, tight the pores and add nutrients. While the egg yolk is good for dry skin because of the fat it has that softens and moisturizes skin and decreases the appearance of scars. It is effective and you can try it also. Eggs are source of protein that help build and repair tissues on our body. And also this proteins nourishes our skin for us to have a younger-looking skin.

Vitamins A and D are in the egg yolk, one of the few foods to naturally contain vitamin D. A yolk contains more than two-thirds of the recommended daily intake of 300 mg of cholesterol. The yolk makes up about 33% of the liquid weight of the egg, containing all of the fat, slightly less than half of the protein, and most of the other nutrients.


Sweet Potato
Sweet Potato | Source

1. Sweet potato

It is rich with Vitamin B6 that helps reduce the chemical homocysteine in our bodies. In addition it is a good source of iron that boost our energy and Vitamin D. And what makes it as an anti aging food is that it rich in magnesium which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral and slow down skin aging. Another fact to support that it's an anti-aging food is that it has Vitamin C that is a well-known component of our immune system, that helps in wound healing, helps to produce collagen that maintains skin's youthful elasticity and it acts as an anti-oxidant that protect our bodies from free radicals which causes stress.

Top 8 Sweet Potato producer (2011, in million tonnes)

Country
No. of sweet potatoes produced
 
1. China
81.7
 
2. Uganda
2.8
 
3. Nigeria
2.8
 
4. Indonesia
2.0
 
5. Tanzania
1.4
 
6. Vietnam
1.3
 
7. India
1.1
 
8. United States
1.0
 

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