What are antioxidants?
How do they help us? Antioxidants consist of vitamins A, C and E, and beta carotene. Antioxidant vitamins can slow cell destruction by neutralizing free radicals that can cause cell damage.
Examples of free radicals are air pollution and cigarette smoke. This results in a decrease in the negative effects of aging on the body. Antioxidants are also believed to reduce the risk of cancer.
So, we can exercise and get plenty of sleep, which is very important in maintaining good health and a more youthful you. And we can drink plenty of water and use anti-wrinkle creams, which are loaded with hydration replenishers, as well as aid in sloughing off dead skin cells and promoting the growth of new skin cells.
But we can also battle the signs of aging from the inside out. We can possess our own fountain of youth, in the form of tons of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Fruits such as peaches, grapes, apples, berries, bananas, prunes, melons, and citrus fruits (as well as juices of these fruits), and vegetables such as celery, dark green leafy vegetables, carrots, string beans, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, onions, beets, and baked potatoes, all are very high in antioxidant content.
Also nuts and mushrooms are high in antioxidants.
With all of the focus on beauty and youthfulness, you can be confident you are getting the best treatment for younger-looking skin by helping yourself and eating the right foods.