The advertisements are everywhere— billboards, store signage, online platforms and TV—featuring women selling products to reduce wrinkles, smooth lines, clear skin and give a youthful glow.
While having a skincare regimen can be beneficial, science has proven that what you eat is more important. As you age, the body sheds cells and replaces them. Support your body’s processes by eating these nutrients on a consistent daily basis:
Healthy Fats: Moisturize and Rejuvenate Avocados, raw nuts and olive and coconut oils are packed with antioxidants that remove toxins from the body and add vitamin E, a collagen booster. Tip: Aim for six to seven thumb-sized servings per day.
Omega 3s: Inflammation Buster Omega 3s, found in fatty fish are packed with healthy properties, including essential fatty acids EPA and DHA. They reduce inflammation, including underneath the skin’s surface to accelerate healing and promote healthy skin. Tip: Snack on walnuts, or add a tablespoon of chia seeds to a protein shake.
Vitamins A and C: Toxin Eliminators Veggies are antioxidant powerhouses that assist with collagen production, protect against UV damage, keep appetites satiated and stabilize blood sugars. Think: sweet potatoes, bell peppers, broccoli and tomatoes.
Tip: Aim for four to six cups of veggies daily.
Get your skin glowing this spring.
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, with bell peppers and served with 1/4 avocado
Snack: Walnuts or veggies (carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes or zucchini) with hummus
Lunch: Spinach salad with chicken, tomatoes and broccoli with olive oil-based vinaigrette or lettuce wraps with ground turkey, carrots and bell peppers
Dinner: Salmon with roasted Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and sweet potatoes
Water: Drink half your body weight in ounces each day, plus 24 ounces for each hour of exercise
Laurel Famigletti owns EndorP.H.I.T, where she provides virtual group fitness classes, in-home personal training and virtual nutrition coaching.