Hassan: Staying youthful has been the priority of every individual since immemorial. Once we enter the threshold of youth, say 35 -40 yrs, we start worrying about the deterioration of our skin. The dryness, wrinkles, and pigmentation all start popping up. Then the rush for anti-aging creams and home remedies begins.
Deterioration of the skin implies that the skin cells do not absorb the necessary nutrients. While youthfulness is not restricted to the skin alone, it does play an essential role in our overall appearance. With age, the skin loses elasticity and moisture. Restoring moisture and nutrition will go a long way toward having healthy skin and a youthful demeanor. “We Are What We Eat,” a healthy, nutrition-rich Diet, is mandatory for glowing skin and a youthful look.
Nuts Include nuts in your daily diet: groundnut, cashew nut, walnut, almonds, pista, and much more. Nuts are a rich source of nutrition – Protein, Vitamins, Fibre, Minerals, and Antioxidants. While the vitamins and minerals nourish the skin, antioxidants reduce oxidative stress, keeping the cell healthy. Although nuts are a high-calorie food, recent studies have suggested that they help reduce weight.
Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolates are a rich source of flavanols known to augment blood flow to the skin, thereby increasing hydration and protecting the skin from the Sun’s harsh rays. Dark chocolate is also known to promote cell growth, reduce inflammation and protect against skin damage due to exposure to Sun.
Lemon Lemon is rich in Vitamin C, which helps keep the skin younger. We know that it acts as a bleaching agent, lightening skin color and providing nutrition. Lemon also has substantial health benefits besides removing spots and wrinkles. Collagen is a protein that reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Lemon and other citrus fruits are a natural way of increasing Collagen in the skin, thereby giving you smooth skin.
Pineapple This tropical fruit can help rejuvenate your skin and restores elasticity. A rich source of vitamin C, it helps hydrate the skin and keep it clean. Pineapple helps digestion and skin disorders like acne and rashes. “Bromelain enzyme” is a substance found in pineapple that contains anti-inflammatory properties that can prevent acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema, thereby giving you clear skin.
Watermelon Rich in water content, a watermelon keeps your body hydrated. The lycopene in the fruit acts as a natural block protecting your skin from ultraviolet rays. Being a summer fruit, you can’t ask for more. Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, it reduces fine lines and wrinkles and enhances skin elasticity.
Avocado Avocados help fight inflammation and keep the immune system functioning correctly. The chlorophyll in the fruit is filled with antioxidants and helps fight premature aging. Further, it stimulates Collagen production, reducing fine lines and keeping the skin youthful.
Carrot Carrots are rich in vitamin A, which helps restore and regenerate damaged Collagen, enabling the regeneration of cells. Also, the elasticity of the skin will restore. Carrot helps de-tan the skin and clear blemishes. Being rich in potassium, it is a boon for people with dry skin.