5 Super foods that will give you younger looking skin!

We all know that stacking up on fruits and veggies is a no-brainer when it comes to staying healthy. But did you know that certain foods provide surprising anti-aging benefits, keeping you looking years younger! Certain foods contain vitamins that help to improve your skin, produce collagen and fight diseases. It's no wonder anti-aging skincare lines these days have been infused with foods like pomegranate and green tea. But applying these products to your skin is still not as beneficial as making them a part of your diet. Here are a few super foods that will help you look beautiful both inside and out!

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Blueberries: Blueberries are extremely high in fiber and are stacked with vitamins and minerals that help keep skin smooth. It is also a powerful source of antioxidant, that helps prevent wrinkles and protect your brain and skin.

Green Tea: This tea that is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants, also works as an excellent anti-inflammatory. You've probably heard of putting green tea bags over your eyelids to treat puffing or tired eyes. But if you drink at least two cups of green tea a day, it will improve your skin's texture, appearance and is believed to cut down your risk of melanoma skin cancer.

Kale: You might not think this leafy green tastes all that great, but kale contains phytonutrients, antioxidants and vitamin C that work to improve skin's elasticity and build collagen. If you're not a fan of this vital veggie, try eating kale chips instead of having them raw or sautéed. Kai Foods sell kale chips in a variety of flavors like chili lime or sea salt & vinegar. You can find them at your nearest health foods stores or Wholefoods.com.

Salmon:  This fish is high in Omega-3 fats and works to protect the skin, eyes, heart and joints. Salmon keeps your skin nourished and hydrated, ultimately preventing wrinkles from appearing. It also boosts your skin's defenses against UV damage. Scientists believe that omega-3s acts as a shield to protect your skin from UV rays and free-radical damage.

Pomegranate: This delicious fruit does everything from preventing acne, to treating sun damaged skin. Pomegranate also helps to prolong the life of fibroblasts, which are cells responsible for producing natural collagen and elastin. The elastin and collagen found in this fruit helps prevent the appearance of wrinkles, and keep your skin smooth and tone. If you're not much of a fruit eater, try incorporating pomegranate juice into your diet.

Tell us, do you already incorporate some of these foods into your regular diet?

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