Beauty Tips

Look Younger with These Delicious Anti-Aging Foods

anti-aging foods

To achieve smooth, wrinkle-free skin, choose lean proteins like chicken, turkey, fish, and nuts. You’ll also want to consume more vitamin C-rich produce like mango, berries, and spinach. Read on to discover the superhero anti-aging foods you need in your life.

Look Younger with These Delicious Anti-Aging Foods

anti-aging foods

Berries and Chicken Spinach Salad
by Thirty Handmade Days

1 large boneless skinless chicken breast, baked and cubed
4 cups baby spinach
½ cup fresh blueberries
½ cup fresh strawberries
½ cup clementine or mandarin oranges (approx. 2 clementines), peeled
3 tbsp feta cheese
3 tbsp slivered almonds (optional)

Bake and cube chicken, set aside. Wash and dry spinach. Add to a large bowl. Wash and dry all fruits. Slice strawberries and add to spinach. Add blueberries and peeled oranges to salad. Add feta cheese and almonds to the bowl. Enjoy!

To keep your hair full and ward off those pesky grey hairs, eat a diet with garlic, vitamin B5, vitamin B12, and folic acid. Garlic helps increase the blood flow to your hair follicles. Vitamin B5 is found in foods like tomatoes, avocado, and green veggies like broccoli. B12 is found in meats, eggs, and dairy products. And folic acid is mainly found in leafy green vegetables and whole grains.

Sicilian Style Salmon with Garlic Broccoli and Tomatoes
by Half Baked Harvest

4 salmon fillets
Extra virgin olive oil, for rubbing
Juice from 1 lemon
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp paprika
Kosher salt and pepper
1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets
1 cup cherry tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
Zest from 1 lemon
Splash of white wine
½ cup pitted Kalamata olives

Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Rub the salmon all over with olive oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle with chili flakes, paprika, salt, and pepper. Place flesh side down in the skillet and sear until crisp and just beginning to caramelize, about 2-3 minutes.

Flip and cook 1 minute more or until your desired doneness is reached. Remove the salmon from the skillet. Add another drizzle of oil to the pan, add the broccoli and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, garlic, oregano, lemon zest, salt and pepper and cook until the tomatoes begin to burst, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add a splash of wine to create a sauce. Add the olives and slide the salmon back into the skillet to warm throughout. Serve the salmon with a side of veggies and any sauce left in the skillet. Garnish with fresh oregano.

Banish eye bags by increasing your intake of potassium, acai, and water. Potassium helps flush out any excess sodium your body is holding on to, which helps reduce puffiness. Eat plenty of bananas, sweet potatoes, and carrots to make sure you’re getting enough potassium in your diet. Acai helps reduce puffiness around your eyes, and water (or coconut water) is not only essential to life but the key to reducing eye bags and overall skin dullness.

Acai Coconut Smoothie Bowl
by Real Simple

2 frozen acai berry packs
½ frozen banana
½ cup frozen blueberries
½ cup coconut water
½ banana, sliced
¼ cup fresh blueberries
2 tbsp granola
2 tbsp toasted coconut chips

Run the acai berry packs under warm water for 10 seconds. Break the acai into pieces and place in a blender with the frozen banana, frozen blueberries, and coconut water. Blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie into a bowl. Top with the banana, blueberries, granola, and coconut chips.

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