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Foods to Slow the Effects of Aging - Functional Medicine For Families & Gynecology

Foods to Slow the Effects of Aging

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Everyone is trying to reverse the effects of aging on their skin to look and feel younger. Until someone has figured out time travel, there’s no escaping the reality that we will continue to age. However, there are many ways to slow the effects of aging on our skin, including some very cost-effective methods with food you can enjoy from your own home!

  1. Grapefruit: As a good source of Vitamin C, it acts as an antioxidant that promotes collagen production, keeping your skin supple. Other sources of Vitamin C include oranges and other fruits.
  2. Green Tea: Inflammation can pose a serious problem to your skin. However, recent research has found that one of the ingredients, polyphenols, help to reduce the signs of aging as well as boosting the immune system. Other sources of this incredible antioxidant include red wine and dark chocolate.
  3. Walnuts: As a source of omega-3 fatty acids, it helps reduce inflammation and the damage to your skin caused by oxidation, which occurs naturally. It’s a healthy fat that also helps to reduce the risk of heart disease and reduce joint pain. Other sources of omega-3 include salmon and chia seeds.

It’s not just eating the right food that can help slow down the effects of aging on your body. Staying hydrated, doing exercise regularly, and cutting the bad foods such as those high in sugar is important in preventing skin problems such as fine lines, wrinkles, and even adult acne.

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