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Body detox: components of an anti-aging diet

by timetospa July 22, 2011
Body detox: components of an anti-aging diet

Anti aging skincare products can work wonders for your skin, but adding the right anti aging foods into your diet can help improve their effectiveness. Experts say many fruits, vegetables and green teas are rich in antioxidants and other compounds that can help keep your skin naturally radiant.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, enough sleep, no tobacco products and a diet full of healthy foods and beverages can supplement your anti aging skincare routine to create an optimal defense against aging.

There are many foods and drinks packed with phytonutrients, which reduce the amount of free radicals in your skin. Free radicals are oxygen molecules that can play a role in the onset of illnesses. You can slow aging on the cellular level by eating foods full of anti-inflammatory ingredients and antioxidants such as:

Acai berries

Allium vegetables like garlic, onions, leeks, scallions and chives




Beans and lentils

Hot peppers

Nuts and seeds


Don't forget about water, which is necessary to keep your skin hydrated. Drink three or four glasses a day, which should be enough when you add other liquids and watery foods. Try to avoid foods that can accelerate aging, including those with a lot of saturated or trans-fatty acids, sugars and starches.


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