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Yummy fruits that have anti-aging powers

“Eat the rainbow,” health experts are constantly saying these days — when it comes to produce, that is. Having lots of colorful fruits and vegetables in your diet is a key to maintaining good health. We’re well aware of the importance of eating our leafy greens, but it turns out there are more than a few delicious fruits loaded with anti-aging benefits that will keep us smiling and kicking as the years go on. So next time you’re craving a sweet snack, these fruits will not only satisfy, but keep you looking and feeling young.

Berries

Berries, being some of the most highly concentrated sources of antioxidants, encourage cell renewal and younger looking skin. They are also rich in a diverse ray of vitamins like vitamin A and C, which promote healthy eyes, skin, and other organs. Anthocyanin, the antioxidants in blueberries that give them their vibrant color, helps protect the skin from damage while preventing collagen loss.

Avocados

Avocados are not only our favorite sandwich topping, they are loaded with fatty acids that help keep the skin looking moisturized and supple. They are also loaded with b-vitamins that strengthen our metabolism, as well as vitamins C, E, and A.

Pomegranates are also loaded with age-fighting antioxidants. These little red seeds contain a specific compound called punicalagins, which could help preserve collagen in the skin to fight fine lines and wrinkles.

Papayas are a great anti-aging food thanks to an enzyme called papain, which is known as one of nature’s best anti-inflammatories. The other nutrients in papaya like vitamins A, K, and E, magnesium, potassium, and B-vitamins all fight free radical damage in the body, while promoting healthy skin elasticity.

Kiwi

These fuzzy little green things pack a hefty nutritional punch! Not only are kiwis delicious, but they also contain high amounts of vitamin E and C, which promote smooth skin and a healthy immune system. Kiwi has also shown to help age-related vision loss!

Watermelon

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated, and watermelons are a great fruit to add to your routine to help in this effort. They are also packed with anti-aging vitamins and minerals like vitamins C and A which fight free radical damage. Watermelon gets its vibrant red color from lycopene, a plant nutrient which helps fight diseases, protects eyes, and even improves cognition.

- womansworld.com


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