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Reduce Signs of Aging Through a Healthy Diet

access_time May 5, 2021 - By Jessica Montour

By: Ann Agapis, York JCC Life Coach:

Who doesn’t want radiant, smooth skin? Although there is no magic pill, what we eat affects our complexion. In conjunction with hydration, sleep, and sunscreen, research shows a healthy diet with specific nutrients, such as beta carotene, vitamins C and E, and selenium can reduce the signs the aging.


Below are a few examples of how these work and some naturally packed foods you can include in a diet for a healthy glow.

  1. Beta carotene protects skin from cellular damage caused by free radicals. You can find it in carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, kale, and spinach.
  2. Vitamin C naturally produces collagen in the skin. Try incorporating blueberries, red and green peppers, oranges, and strawberries into your day.
  3. Vitamin E also protects from cell damage and supports healthy skin growth. Almonds, avocados, hazelnuts, and pine nuts all include this essential vitamin.
  4. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant essential to the immune system that could possibly protect from skin cancer, skin damage, and age spots. This can be found in Brazil nuts (you only need a small amount), eggs, tomatoes, fish, shellfish, and broccoli.

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