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Stock your fridge wisely

A healthy diet in­clud­ing an­tiox­i­dants, healthy fats and vi­ta­min C, pro­tects against age-re­lated skin changes. Spe­cific foods to eat more of in­clude green leafy veg­eta­bles, legumes, nuts, cher­ries, eggs, whole­grain bread and olive oil. But for the sake of your skin, eat dairy food and red meat only in mod­er­a­tion. It’s also wise to choose good-qual­ity car­bo­hy­drates with a low gly­caemic in­dex (GI) like whole­grains, in­stead of high-gi foods like white bread, potato and short-grain rice. High-gi carbs push blood sugar lev­els up, which over time con­trib­utes to faster skin age­ing.

Make it work by: Eat­ing more of those foods listed above, as well as cov­er­ing half of your plate with veg­eta­bles at meal times.

That’s an easy way to en­sure you’re eat­ing the five rec­om­mended daily serves of veg­eta­bles. These are con­sis­tently sin­gled out in stud­ies as be­ing su­per anti-wrin­kle foods, and eat­ing more of them will give your skin a health­ier, more golden colour in just six weeks. It’s thanks to an­tiox­i­dants called carotenoids, which are found in a va­ri­ety of veg­eta­bles, par­tic­u­larly those that are orange, yel­low or red in colour.

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