Vitamins Packed With Age-Fighting Power
If you’re looking for that elusive fountain of youth, stop looking in the beauty aisle and start looking in the grocery aisle. While there are tons of state-of-the-art, anti-aging skin care products and treatments on the market, looking younger begins from the inside out.
As we age, we lose the ability to get enough vitamins and nutrients, or to convert them to what we need to stay healthier longer. A balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and nuts, healthy oils, good proteins, low-fat dairy, and lots of water is essential to both wellness and longevity.
Here are six vitamins and their natural food sources that you should add to your diet to battle aging:
Vitamin C – Boosts the immune systems, as well as collagen production, and helps protect skin cells from sun damage.
Where it’s found: Bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, guava, citrus fruits like pineapples, lemons, limes, oranges.
Vitamin E – Acts as a cell membrane protectant, which guards what comes in and what goes out of the skin. When combined with Vitamin C, it protects against UV damage.
Where it’s found: Wheat germ (can be added to protein shakes, oatmeal, muffins, yogurt), nuts and seeds (sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds), avocados.
Beta-carotene – Crucial for skin health. It converts to Vitamin A, which is responsible for cell repair and growth.
Where it’s found: Orange and deep green produce – carrots, pumpkins, cantaloupe, Swiss chard, spinach, kale.
Omega-3 – Healthy fats keep the skin lubricated, and helps maintain the integrity of the cell membrane, which keeps toxins out of the skin.
Where it’s found: Ground flax seeds, walnuts, fatty fish (such as wild salmon, Atlantic mackerel and sardines), edamame.
Polyphenols – Exhibit anti-cancer properties and may reduce the risk of sun-related cancers.
Where it’s found: Green tea
Selenium – Protects the skin’s quality and elasticity and protects it from the sun.
Where it’s found: Wheat germ, seafood (especially crab), eggs.
As we age, just as our bodies have trouble processing vitamins and nutrients, it too alters our hormone levels, which can affect our overall health. For a free consultation with a nutritionist, as well as to learn how hormone replacement therapy for women and men can help you, contact Global Life Rejuvenation at 866-893-9933.