5 food items to fight ageing and attain healthy glowing skin

Stress, poor eating habits, harsh sun and the environment, damages the skin and induces premature skin aging. But, the consumption of the following foods rejuvenates and replenish cells and can give you a healthy glowing skin.

 

Pomegranates: The year and is a powerhouse ofantioxidants. Pomegranates help to protect your body’s cells from free radicals, which cause premature ageing. Free radicals are formed due to exposure to the sun and harmful toxins from the environment.

Tomatoes: Tomatoes also contain carotene, which helps protects skincells from sunlight. According to Dr. Vijay Singhal explains the benefits of using tomato on the skin, “Tomatoes contain lycopene, which have antioxidant and anti-ageingproperties. Tomatoes also contain multiple vitamins, which are beneficial for theskin. Lycopene is also available in the market in the form of tablets.”

Walnuts: Walnuts offer up healthy omega-3 fatty acids that strengthen the membranes of our cells, locking in moisture and nutrients that keep it plump and glowing and keeping out toxins that can damage skin cells.

Beans: Beans contain proteins, which are essential for building cells, hence excellent for repairing damaged cells.

Green tea: Catechin is a polyphenol, which has powerful antioxidant properties especially the EGCG (EpigalloacatechinGallate). Green tea has higher amounts of these polyphenols than regular tea. This, besides being an effective antioxidant, green tea prevents the degeneration of cell membranes by neutralising the spread of free radicals.