Sometimes all you have to do to add years to your life, look and feel healthier is, to eat. It might be hard to believe, but what we eat dictates how we look and feel over a long period of time. That’s why the turn of phrase “you are what you eat” isn’t just a saying. Oftentimes, a change in diet can help us feel healthier on the inside and on the outside. If you want an all natural rejuvenation method, you don’t need to go searching for the fountain of youth. You just need to increase the intake of these foods in your diet.

Pomegranates

Pomegranates are packed with vitamin C which helps fight off wrinkles; they also contain compounds that fight off free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that can destroy cells and are actually the culprits of many diseases and a lot of the symptoms of ageing. This is why eating a pomegranate is useful in combating these free radicals on the long term. Another super nutrient also found in pomegranates can help the body preserve more collagen, which makes the skin appear smooth and look plump.

Blueberries

This tasty little blue miracle fruit is full of antioxidants which give your skin extra protection from the damage caused by free radicals. A half a cup of this in your breakfast and you’ll see a loss of fine lines and wrinkles.  And if you’re feeling really adventurous on your mornings, whip a batch of blueberry pancakes for a nutritious treat that’s equally satisfying.

Kale and Spinach

These greens work wonders for skin elasticity. Kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods out there with a high content of vitamins and a low content of fats; you basically can’t get enough of it. It also happens to be extremely rich in antioxidants, which is great for fighting those nasty free radicals. Spinach contains beta-carotene, which is known to increase skin elasticity. A combination of both these two greens in your diet is a surefire way to improve the overall texture of your skin.

Green Tea 

If you want to ensure that your skin doesn’t suffer from hyper pigmentation and brown spots, a cup of green tea might just be what you need. One cup of this healthy brew will help reduce the effects of aging through the antioxidants and chemical compounds found in the tea itself.