Forget Wrinkle Treatments: Eat These 5 Foods!

Every woman worries at least a little bit about aging. My mom, who is the most down to earth person I know, does a vigorous face cleansing system every day. She isn’t vain or conceited. She just wants to look her best no matter what her age is. And she doesn’t like to use wrinkle creams or those pricey wrinkle treatments. So she is all natural and vegan with her skin care.

After doing some research on anti-aging foods and how they affect the skin I have found 5 foods I will be eating every day. My mom has started eating them too! Their youth benefits are amazing. I think you can never be too young to start taking care of your skin right? Your skin is your bodies largest organ after all. If you can begin a plan to introduce these foods into your diet on a regular basis you could see dramatic changes in your skin over time. And unlike the effect or wrinkle creams or other synthetic products, the results will be natural and long lasting.

Avocado

Avocado You may know that avocados are high in fat. But did you know that's a good thing? Especially if you are looking for young healthy skin! They provide your body and your skin eith essential fatty acids. These EFA's keep skin cells healthy and vibrant. An avocado also contains certain oils that moisturize your skin. And as if that weren't enough it boost collagen levels. Last but not least avocados contain sterolins which are amazing for dry skin. You will see this ingredient used in a lot of commercial skin care products. So eat more avocados if you want to look younger and have amazing skin.

You may know that avocados are high in fat. But did you know that’s a good thing? Especially if you are looking for young healthy skin! They provide your body and your skin eight essential fatty acids. These EFA’s keep skin cells healthy and vibrant. An avocado also contains certain oils that moisturize your skin. And as if that weren’t enough it boost collagen levels. Last but not least, avocados contain sterolins which are amazing for dry skin. You will see this ingredient used in a lot of commercial skin care products. So eat more avocados if you want to look younger and have amazing skin.

Blueberries

Blueberries Antioxidants neutralize free radicals in the body. This slows down the aging process. On the inside and out. Especially your skin. Blueberries are one of the best sources of antioxidants you can eat. They are also high in vitamin C which not only boost your immune system, it also contributes to healthier blood vessel walls. Have you ever seen splotchy skin? This is usally from busted or weakened capillaries. Keeping them strong and healthy can prevent you from ever having splotchy skin. And unlike using possibly unsafe face creams, blueberries are safe and delicious!

Antioxidants neutralize free radicals in the body. This slows down the aging process. On the inside and out. Especially your skin. Blueberries are one of the best sources of antioxidants you can eat. They are also high in vitamin C which not only boost your immune system, it also contributes to healthier blood vessel walls. Have you ever seen splotchy skin? This is usally from busted or weakened capillaries. Keeping them strong and healthy can prevent you from ever having splotchy skin. And unlike using possibly unsafe face creams, blueberries are safe and delicious!

Flaxseed

You may already know about the powerful benefits of eating ground flaxseed, or flaxseed powder. It helps protect against heart disease, provides several vitamins and is high in Omega-3 fatty acids.

These vitamins and EFA’s are powerful at helping the skin stay soft, moisturized and healthy. They also have anti-aging properties that can keep skin soft and smooth. Not only can these nutritional powerhouses help you look younger, they can actually help fight aging from the inside out.

Flaxseed You may already know about the powerful benefits of eating ground flaxseed, or flaxseed powder. It helps protect against heart disease, provides several vitamins and is high in Omega-3 fatty acids. These vitamins and EFA's are powerful at helping the skin stay soft, moisturized and healthy. They also have anti-aging properties that can keep skin soft and smooth. Not only can these nutritional powerhouses help you look younger, they can actually help fight aging from the inside out.

One thing to know about flax seed is that they must be ground into powder for your body to absorb them. You can use something like a nutribullet or vitamix to grind them into powder. And if you’re making a smoothie in your blender just pop them in whole and they will be ground in with the other ingredients.

Dark Chocolate

I am not talking about Hershey’s candy bars. I am talking about dark chocolate which is at least 70% cocoa. Not only does dark chocolate enhance your mood and make you feel younger, it protects your skin.

Dark Chocolate I am not talking about Hershey's candy bars. I am talking about dark chocolate which is at least 70% cocoa. Not only does dark chocolate enhance your mood and make you feel younger, it protects your skin. A recent study showed that women who ate just 20g of dark chocolate daily their skin resisted the damage by UV rays. Most of the signs of aging in the skin comes from UV ray damage. It is high in antioxidants as well which also fights free radical damage to the skin. Just remember to only eat dark chocolate and no more than one small square daily. Eating too much of it can do more harm than good!

A recent study showed that women who ate just 20g of dark chocolate daily their skin resisted the damage by UV rays. Most of the signs of aging in the skin comes from UV ray damage. It is high in antioxidants as well which also fights free radical damage to the skin. Just remember to only eat dark chocolate and no more than one small square daily. Eating too much of it can do more harm than good!

Ginger

This little super food for the skin helps keep you looking young and healthy in several ways. It is very high in antioxidants. It also has antibacterial qualities that can help prevent or reduce age spots.

It also helps your liver filter toxins out of your system. This contributes to healthier skin and improved skin function. You can get more ginger by using it in smoothies, soups and refreshing drinks!

Ginger This little super food for the skin helps keep you looking young and healthy in several ways. It is very high in antioxidants. It also has antibacterial qualities that can help prevent or reduce age spots. It also helps your liver filter toxins out of your system. This contributes to healthier skin and improved skin function. You can get more ginger by using it in smoothies, soups and refreshing drinks!

Ginger is very strong and can really only be consumed in small amounts. I like to add it to my smoothies and in some recipes. It’s very warming to the body and you will get than sensation when you eat it. But if you consume to much it can actually make you feel nauseated. Don’t worry! It isn’t dangerous, you just need to eat it in proper amounts. Your skin will thank you for it!

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Theresa Boykin via Facebook says

I add unsweetened dark chocolate powder to my smoothies. Also vegan chocolate pudding with avocados is amazing.

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Tiffany Mitchell via Facebook says

We go through tons of ginger in our house!!! Probably 1-2 big roots a week. I use at least 3″ daily in my juice.
-We put a couple inches of ginger, a handful of mint, and a lime in the food processor and grind it up then put a tsp of it in ice cube trays and top with coconut water and freeze, then add to regular water- gives it an awesome flavor
– shredded in warm quinoa with coconut milk and cinnamon for a “pudding” style treat.

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Preah Persaud Dalton via Facebook says

Ginger in stir fries…yum!!!

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Jill Printz via Facebook says

Ginger on vegetable sushi 🙂 my fave

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Nicole Chernick via Facebook says

I’ve been adding ginger to my lemon, stevia water. The lemon neutralizes the flavor and I get the benefits.

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Erica Odumbo via Facebook says

Add ginger to green tea or stews

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Colleen Hogan via Facebook says

I made chickpea burgers that had ginger in them was really good, I also juice ginger with oranges and carrots it’s great when you have a cold.

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Kelly Aliperti via Facebook says

Juice 🙂

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Kelley Haines via Facebook says

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Crystal Hallwood via Facebook says

I use ginger in a smoothie w grapefruit.

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Vanesa Gutiérrez via Facebook says

I put ginger in every soup or vegetable purée

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Kelli Karrer via Facebook says

I just made veggie lettuce wraps with a TON of ginger. Hubby doesn’t like ginger but he gobbled it up!

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Jennifer Duffy Jacobs via Facebook says

I’ve been accused of being 25, I’m 40 this year and have been vegan for 20 years. My husband as well.

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Lilly Killinger via Facebook says

Juice it, put in tea, stir fry or any Asian dish, really…I like a little in my hummus for an extra kick, along with basil & some lemongrass

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Tina Gillotti Stys via Facebook says

I have only been a vegan for about 5 years and it must be working. I am 42 and I am mistaken for being younger all the time. Plus I feel good!! I eat most of the things on the list daily.

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Heather Wilksersomething via Facebook says

Ginger is great in certain smoothies too 🙂

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Jo Vitela Castillo via Facebook says

Ginger carrot soup is yummy, so is ginger orange sesame dressing.

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Tiffany K Crain via Facebook says

Curry

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JM Salyers via Facebook says

I drink turmeric ginger tea. I’m pretty sure I’d rather have wrinkles, though. I think it’s so gross.

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Vita Lusty via Facebook says

Loading this article on my browser is slowwwww- can anyone just tell me what the five foods are?

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    Happy Vegan says

    Avocado
    Blueberries
    Flaxseed
    Dark chocolate
    Ginger

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Kris Fuentes via Facebook says

I can look like that at 79, and eat chocolate every day! I love this woman!

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Lisa Richter via Facebook says

Stir fries, smoothies (great with mango!), or make tea with sliced ginger or add a slice to your regular tea. Soooo good!

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Annette Davis via Facebook says

I am 5/5!

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April Sanders Varner via Facebook says

I grate ginger and put it in my tea ball – steep with hot water and drink as a hot tea. Every night – good for digestion and yummy. Sometimes I add fresh mint leaves

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Meg Keen via Facebook says

Ginger in smoothies is great and GINGER TEA!! Just chop up some ginger and throw it in a mug with some lemon and pour hot water over it. Best kind of tea!

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Jessica DiGregorio via Facebook says

I made green Smoothies are home that incorporate spinach, kale, mango, o.j. and tons of GINGER! It adds loads of amazing flavor. And it’s a Super easy way to get Ginger into your diet.

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Brittany Wick via Facebook says

We brew our own kombucha and add
Ginger in the second fermentation. We also make ginger tea which is raw
Ginger boiled and then we add honey to the water. So good!

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Elizabeth Arrowood via Facebook says

I love all those! But can’t eat avocado. Allergic. 🙁

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Tara Beebe via Facebook says

I love ginger in my stir frys.

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Treysi Renee via Facebook says

Easiest way to get your ginger is juice and tea 🙂

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Cherish Haynes via Facebook says

I use ginger in smoothies, hot chocolate, teas, soups

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Michelle Spencer Buddhadev via Facebook says

I love all of these. I can eat 7 lbs of freshly picked blueberries in a few days. :3 so yummy!

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Monica Galvan via Facebook says

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Ashwini Kulkarni via Facebook says

Ginger is extensively used in Indian cooking but if you aren’t fond of it, another way is to add it to your tea every morning. Here’s how – Boil water in a small saucepan-add grated ginger- sugar(optional)-black tea/chai powder- let it boil for a minute or two-strain it all in a cup-add almond/coconut milk or creamer.

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Cassandra Paige Melstrom via Facebook says

I’ve eaten all of these things already today and it’s only lunch time 😉

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Shannon Handy via Facebook says

Juice it.

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Jordy Lyric via Facebook says

Abolish normative beauty standards of youth. Vegan for the animals, the planet, the health, and humanity, NOT for the patriarchy.

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Keanna Watson-Payne via Facebook says

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Michelle Mccracken via Facebook says

I have ginger tea almost nightly, i sometimes make it home made, a bit of work, but so good

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Taj Sullivan via Facebook says

Avocado,Blueberries, Flaxseed, Dark Chocolate and Ginger in case no one want to arrow through this annoying page.

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Belinda B Barnes via Facebook says

need more ginger and flax…can do

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Rachel Christine via Facebook says

Šam Čyn

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Jennifer Anne Hupp via Facebook says

My Granny is a 85 and she looks better than this lady. Really and she smoked over half her life, she drank alcohol and she eats meat. She still drives and is of sound mind. She has few wrinkles. All the women in my family are like that. Its genetics.

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Jennifer Anne Hupp via Facebook says

I think everyone should be Vegan though really

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Stone Veritas via Facebook says

Try making ginger candy. You could even drizzle a little chocolate on top. You can also ferment ginger in sauerkraut, etc. Check out my page: Now That’s Living, Sedona, AZ. Events Designed to Nurture Life for more ideas to nurture good health.

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Ana Gonzalez via Facebook says

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Briss-Ann Greenfield via Facebook says

In your green tea, or when juicing

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Debra Fryar Calobreves via Facebook says

glad to know I’m already doing 1-5 consistently and will start working more ginger into my diet

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Suzanne Bloomfield via Facebook says

will someone list the 5 foods. It’s hard to get through all the pages just trying to find the info. Thanks!

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Deborah Pinkowski Archer via Facebook says

Avacado, Blueberries, Ground Flax Seed, Dark Chocolate, Ginger.

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Deborah Pinkowski Archer via Facebook says

Had a salad at a friend’s house. It was strawberries, pears, blueberries and AVACADO. The best!

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Dorothy Monette via Facebook says

Add ginger to stir fry’s. I also eat ginger out of a jar. It’s the kind that comes with a serving of sushi. When I have an upset stomach, I reach for my jar of ginger and eat a few pieces. Settles it every time. I am asian, so I was raised eating ginger. I love it.

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Jacqui Milton via Facebook says

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Deanna Schnurr via Facebook says

I eat all these daily……vegan forever 😉

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Heidi E. Peek via Facebook says

Where’s the bacon, butter and red wine?

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DawnDeven Marie Heitman via Facebook says

i use ginger essential oil very day!]

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Monikita Grylls via Facebook says

Ginger? Thats easy! Soups, teas and juices! 🙂

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Yazmen Nuño via Facebook says

In tea or smoothies!

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Lori Elyea-Bauman via Facebook says

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Vegan ?

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Cherri Kopinski via Facebook says

Not vegan but love and eat avacados blueberries and and dark chocolate

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Jenny Henry via Facebook says

Cut up the ginger and put it in your water.

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Laura Anne via Facebook says

Ginger is a warming food, I like it to give a little kick to my oatmeal in the winter

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Patrick Kelly via Facebook says

Why wasn’t steak listed? It’s an amazing source of protein and when cooked in butter, olive oil and thyme absolutely delicious!

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Linda Schwab via Facebook says

what is the answer?

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Beth Scanlon via Facebook says

they neglect to tell us how old she actually is.

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Surviving Food via Facebook says

This is incredible! Thank you for taking the time to post this for everyone else to enjoy…

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