How Antioxidants Prevent Wrinkles

As we age our skin begins to lose collagen. Free radicals are the molecules that contribute to this degeneration of collagen in our skin. Free radicals are abundant in UV rays in sun light, cigarette smoke and pollution.

The more free radicals that we can avoid exposing our skin to, the longer we can prevent the inevitable onset of wrinkles.

Antioxidants are the natural enemies of free radicals. While avoiding as much exposure to free radicals as possible we also need to increase our consumption of the antioxidants that fight them for us.

There are many foods that are very high in antioxidants that we can include in our diets that will help to prevent the wrinkles from forming.

Antioxidants help to off-set the damage done by free radicals that cause a loss of collagen, elasticity and firmness of the skin.

One food that is high in antioxidants is the tomato. Tomatoes have the added advantage of being high in lycopene.

Lycopene has been proven to be effective in the prevention of some cancers.

Red peppers are high in Vitamins A and E, bioflavonoids, and are known to help moisturize and heal the skin.

All red and dark orange colored vegetables such as beets and carrots are great wrinkle fighters.

Kale is not only rich in antioxidants but it is an excellent source of iron.

Iron helps to bring blood to the skin. Kale is also rich in Vitamin A which helps to prevent premature skin aging.

Blueberries are a food that is very high in antioxidants.

Salmon is very high in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are known to fight inflammation and to be great skin lubricator.

Drinking plenty of water everyday is also and important factor in preventing premature skin aging. If you’ve liked the video give it a thumb up, leave a comment and share with your friends. We Thank You So Much For Watching. For More Nutrition, Health And Beauty Tips, Please Subscribe To Our Channel

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