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Top 10 Well-Aging Foods

Aging is inevitable, but it is also a privilege: to see what we have learned, what obstacles we have overcome, and what stories our wrinkles tell. Given that many aspects of modern life accelerate the signs of aging, we try to do everything we can to age gracefully and in good health. One of the best places to start: our diet. We've compiled this list of the 10 best well-aging foods. We may not be able to stop the years, but we can fill our plates with these antioxidant-rich, collagen-boosting foods to support healthy aging from the inside out.
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The ability of cells to renew themselves decreases in the course of biological aging. In addition, the sebaceous and sweat glands diminish. As a result, the moisture in the skin decreases and it becomes drier. Blood circulation to the skin also slows down, while its pH increases - making it more sensitive. A reduction in subcutaneous fatty tissue over the years, as well as limited collagen synthesis, also contribute to skin aging. While we can't help but develop a few more little wrinkles here and there as we age, effective countermeasures can delay the process. The most important factor that not only does our skin particular good, but also protects our health, is a healthy lifestyle - which above all includes a balanced diet.

Avocado
 

As an avocado connoisseur, you should not miss the benefits of this popular fruit. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help regulate inflammation. Inflammation is a major factor in the aging of the organism, both externally and internally. 

Sprouts

These powerhouses are small but mighty. Sprouts contain a variety of nutrients and bioactive compounds and play an important role in preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer. They also provide important antioxidant benefits thanks to their high content of polyphenols and L-ascorbic acid. 

Matcha

All tea leaves are rich in super-strong antioxidants, also known as polyphenols, but matcha is a bit more potent: matcha is the only tea where you can ingest the leaf. Most teas are infused and then poured away. That's why matcha offers so many benefits like detoxification, sustained energy and focus, and antioxidants galore.

Red Bell Pepper

Red bell peppers contain 153 milligrams of vitamin C per serving - even more than oranges. Our bodies need vitamin C to produce collagen. Collagen helps skin cells bind together, making the skin stronger and more elastic overall. 

Berries

You know when someone tells you that stress causes gray hair? And do you know what can help combat it? The polyphenols in blueberries and other berries, which have been shown to help fight stress and free radicals. Berries also contain collagen-boosting vitamin C. 

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Broccoli

Bring on the broccoli! This cruciferous vegetable contains powerful antioxidants, fiber and incredible substances that can help your body prevent various diseases One such incredible substance in broccoli? Sulfur. According to Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, cosmetic dermatologist, chief medical officer and founder of PFRANKMD, sulfur helps our bodies produce more glutathione. Glutathione has an antioxidant effect, detoxifies and supports the immune system. 

Tomatoes

If you haven't gotten over your tomato hating phase, now is the time to try. Lycopene, a plant nutrient responsible for the red and pink color of foods like tomatoes and watermelon, suppresses oxidative stress. Not only that, lycopene also helps prevent UVA and UVB damage caused by sun exposure. 

Sweet potatoes

Boil, mash or add to a stew: sweet potatoes are rich in carotenoids and beta-carotene, both of which are converted to vitamin A by the liver. Vitamin A not only has a strong antioxidant effect, but also helps our body regenerate tissues, such as our skin. 

Beet

This often overlooked vegetable contains nitric oxide, which improves blood flow and oxygenation in the body. Increased blood flow and oxygenation means smoother, more youthful skin. Like tomatoes, beets also contain lycopene, which is beneficial for the skin. And of course, beets are rich in antioxidants.

Beans
 

Beans are valuable for skin and overall health. They contain a lot of protein and fiber, which help prevent blood sugar spikes. The more we spike, the faster we age. Crazy, but true. Every blood sugar spike speeds up a process called glycation in the body that ages us internally and externally. When glycation attacks our collagen, we get wrinkles. Beans, like the other foods on this list, also contain many antioxidants.

"A healthy exterior starts on the inside."
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