10 Foods That Make You Look Younger
Ladies! Ever wanted to look younger? Of course you have! We all have (I definitely have). Yet not all of us can afford or want to go under the doctor’s knife in a bid to slow down the ageing process and lose the lines in our face. Because of this, we have to look for cheaper alternatives that can slow down the ageing process, making us look fresh-faced and ready to seize the day again.
These cheaper alternatives exist in the form of food and drink. A well-chosen diet can actually make you look younger, freeing your face of wrinkles, and making sure those, “You don’t look a day over 30!” comments are no longer forms of flattery, but honest appraisals of your youthful face.
The great thing about these foods and drinks is that they’re convenient, taste great, and as well as making sure we look younger, they are also great for our overall health. So join us as we take a few bites out of some edible treats from the sparkling fountain of youth.
American’s absolutely love their coffee, with many people consuming at least 2-3 cups each morning before work. Coffee helps us to feel human in the morning, increasing our focus and alertness. In this way, coffee is a great way to start the day.
But did you know that coffee is also great for helping you to look younger? By constricting and stimulating blood vessels, caffeine contributes to a more even skin appearance. In this way, women who drink more coffee have less wrinkles as they get older. So, for a smoother skin today, start savouring more cups of coffee. You won’t regret it. Famous model Christie Brinkley who is blooming with beauty and looks just fantastic at the age of 61 also mentioned that she loves to drink coffee every morning.
2. Mozzarella Cheese
We love cheese, and we’re sure that you probably do too (who doesn’t?). But just in case cheese isn’t really your thing, we’re gonna make an argument for why you should eat it more often.
If you want to start looking younger today, your teeth are a great place to start. Mozzarella cheese is rich in calcium, which helps to strengthen and protect the enamel around your teeth. Moreover, mozzarella cheese also boosts the production of saliva, which doubles up with calcium to fight off all that pesky bacteria that turns your teeth an ageing colour of yellow.
Another great food in our list of foods that make you look younger is grapefruit; it is absolutely delicious, and for people who know how to stay youthful, it’s a kick-ass way to start the day. Stuffed with vitamin C, grapefruit increases collagen in your body. And just incase you weren’t all that sure what collagen does, it basically stops your skin from sagging. Amazing. Give me some!
4. Maple Syrup
What, you thought all the foods on the list were going to be depressingly ‘healthy’ and therefore boring? Ha! Maple syrup, despite being sweeter than a kindergarten kiss between two four year-olds, is actually a fantastic tonic for a younger looking you. Appraised by Will Ferrell’s sugar-loving character in the movie Elf, maple syrup is bursting with antioxidants that slow down the ageing process.
Just don’t eat too much, cause, you know, all that sugar.
5. Almond Butter
A sure sign that we’re ageing is unhealthy hair. Sure, you could walk around with a hat on all day, in a bid to hide your early ageing, but at some time or another you are going to have to set eyes on your hair – and it’s not going to be pretty.
To make sure that you win the hair battle, you should get a regular fix of almond butter. Almond butter is loaded with nutrients that have been found to improve hair health. According to scientists, Vitamin E (which is found in almond butter) helps to maintain our lustrous locks.
So, the next time you make a sandwich, consider spreading on some almond butter and reap the rewards.
Another one of fabulous foods that make you look younger is cucumber. Cucumbers might look like a silly vegetable, but there’s nothing silly about its anti-ageing properties. See, cucumber is on your side, because it hates ageing just as much as you do! The benefits are to be found in its skin, which is rich in silica, an anti-ageing component that helps with the repair of your muscles after they have suffered damage, as well as the circulation around your skin cells – including your eyes, that ultimate betrayer of age.
Cucumbers are also raging with fisetin, a known flavonol that helps to fight of memory impairing illnesses, such as dementia.
7. Red Wine
Red wine is also included in the list of foods that make you look younger. Yes, it’s okay to indulge in a glass of red wine in a bid to look more youthful. Red wine is rich in resveratrol, a compound that has been studied and found to help preserve cell life for longer. This essentially means that your skin gets to stay healthier for longer, with plumping and sagging waiting for another day.
So the next time you pour yourself a glass of red, raise a toast to the fountain of youth.
8. Coconut Oil
Skin hydration is super important if you’re to stay looking young, and there are few better foods out there than coconut oil that boost skin hydration to such a huge extent – 32% in this case. Moreover, if you’re suffering from a skin ailment, such as eczema or psoriasis, coconut oil is an excellent remedy that has your skin fighting it in no time. As a bonus, it smells fabulous.
9. Shiitake Mushrooms
Shiitake mushrooms are a fantastic remedy for greying hair. Naturally, grey hair is fine and dandy when people are moving into our late sixties/early seventies, but when greyness begins to bloom a little too soon, we’d prefer it if we could quickly go back to being blonde/brunette/red/purple.
One of the reasons for going grey before our time is down to a lack of copper, and because shiitake mushrooms are one of our most awesome dietary sources of copper, we can’t think of a reason not to eat this delicious vegetable more often. You can include it in a soup, as part of a breakfast, on toast, or even in a fajita.
Kale is another one of great foods that make you look younger. Okay, we didn’t say that all the foods on here would be super cool and delicious, did we? Kale is possibly a little bit bland for some people, but it’s become a popular super food in recent times, thanks largely to its anti-ageing properties. It contains vitamin K, a powerful nutrient that boosts circulation and which gives us lovely, glowing skin. Moreover, kale also reduces inflammatory skin conditions, a well known giveaway of ageing process. Yay for kale!
Do you know other foods that make you look younger?
Stay beautiful and be happy!