Fight aging through food

Eat your way to a beautiful healthy skin

Yes, you read it right! Fight aging through food. It is hard to resist food. We eat what ever we want to eat and that craving is sometimes hard to resist.  But are we eating our way to a healthy beautiful skin? Or are we eating to our way to aging?

Sometimes we ignore or not often the aisle of fresh produce in the market or grocery stores. Little did we know that in this area it is where we can find the answers to our questions. How do I get a young looking skin or how do I fight aging? Well of course basically aging is inevitable. It is a natural process that everyone of us undergo, but we can age beautifully if we have a holistic approach. The good news is there are tons of healthy delicious foods that we can eat. Treat yourself a well-balanced diet. Good nourishment helps to repair damaged skin and helps in the  growth of new cells in our body. If we have a poor diet or unhealthy eating habits then later on it will reflect on our skin and on our health in general. As the old proverb say “you are what you eat”.

Foods for a healthy skin – List of super foods

  • Eat five portion of fruits and vegetables everyday.  
    • Fresh fruits and vegetables are loaded with powerful antioxidants.Antioxidants protects our skin from cellular damage by decreasing the production of free radicals. Example of antioxodant rich foods are dark colored grapes, blueberries and red berries, sweet potato, kale and other green leafy vegetables. There’s a lot of choices, so go ahead and add a rainbow on your diet.
  • Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. 
    • Others may refute on how many glasses of water we should drink but I must say that the key point here is to RE HYDRATE. YES, that’s in bold letters. Because I want to emphasize here that it is important to rehydrate. There are also some foods that contain lots of water just like watermelon (obviously) and cucumber to name a few. So take your pick!
  • Load up with vitamin C 
    • Vitamin C is good for the immune system and the skin. The antioxidant in vitamin C helps in wound healing, prevention of scurvy and treatment of sunburn. This is because vitamin C plays a role in collagen synthesis.
  • Add healthy fats in your diet.
    • Contrary to what most people know that anything with fats is bad for the health. Well, there is this type of fats that is healthy for the body. They are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They are called healthy fats because they help decrease LDL cholesterol that causes arteries to clog.
    • Healthy fats can be found in avocados, walnuts,almonds, pistachios, oives,olive oil, salmon and many more.
  • Have some protein rich foods.
    • Protien (broken down into amino acids) plays a role in the construction of new body tissue. So make a diet plan that includes egg, yoghurt (all dairy), meat, poultry and fish as they are all rich in proteins.

There are many more to add on the list like; dark chocolate is rich in flavanols to help have a smoother skin. Red wine has antioxidant called resveratrol, but don’t make it as a reason to finish up that bottle, anything in excess is not good. Add some rosemary herb as this too is rich in antioxidant. Start your day with a bowl of oats for a younger looking skin.

Foods that is bad for your skin

  • Processed foods. They are loaded with preservatives and additives. They too are high in sodium.
  • Processed meat, french fries, chips and white bread to name a few.
  • Sugar. This causes increased sugar level in the body that stimulates hormonal production thus having an excessive oil in your skin.
  • Soda. Sodas are high in sugar.
  • Caffeine. Caffeinated drinks can cause dehydration in the skin. Though a cup of coffee is still accepted.
  • Shellfish. Limit your crab, shrimp and lobster consumption as this is high in iodine that can clog the skin pores.
  • Refined carbs. This refers tp processed flour and processed sugar. In here we are talking about cutting, muffins, white bread, pizza and the like because they are all made up of refined flour. Why refined carbs are bad? Well it increases the production of oil in the skin, and refined carbs decreases the healthy bacteria in your gut.

The choice is yours for a perfect skin

Now we have come a long way about foods for a healthy skin. I have discussed what is good and bad for the skin. It may be difficult or hard to follow a diet plan for a young good looking skin or a diet plan to fight aging but we must think what is good for our body. I totally understand that we have all our sweet tooth but we have to know the limit. Discipline is all what it takes.




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  1. I think water is the big one all should be able to change right away. It’s free and has probably the one that will bring the quickest results. When I started drinking half my body weight in ounces…everything changed for me. I do that because I’m 6’6″ and 260 lbs. If I only did 10 glasses a day, I probably fall short. Heck, most people don’t even drink 5 glasses of water a day though!

    1. Hi Bruce, I totally agree with you that 10 glasses is not enough with your given BMI.The given number serves as baseline but we can drink more than that.

      Kind regards,

  2. Joo says:

    I totally agree with you that everything boils down to the foods that we eat. We are what we eat. Eat junk and we get trouble skin, poor health, faster aging.
    Thanks for all these great tips and reminders to be in control of our health.

  3. Good advice, great pictures.

  4. This is great! I actually think 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day is low. Do you know that most people in America get 1 or less servings of fruits and veggies a day? So, I guess 5 is better than that. But really, we need to do better!

    1. Hi Christina, yes we can do better than 5 servings, but to those who are not into fruits and veggies then at least they can do 5 servings.

      Kind regards,

  5. Ivan Brozincevic says:

    Cool. Going through your post I realized that I would live forever 🙂 I tend to eat right always, and it brings me benefits in multiple ways, among all my skin is excellent compared to some people my age. In these stressful times, young people get old very fast. Stress like everything else can be regulated with a proper diet. And our skin will be thankful as well. It is our largest organ, and it should be maintained. Thanks for a post rich with great information.


    1. I agree with you Ivan. Welcome and thank you.

      Kind Regards,

  6. Hi, Gillian, Food is the skin medicine you are right. I try to eat healthy most of the time and fresh and natural food is good and tastier. The only thing I need to up my fluid intake.Thanks for a great article and antiaging tips.

  7. Great article and as I am getting older I realise the importance of really eating the right food along with getting a good amount of exercise
    I really enjoyed my visit to your site
    Keep up the great work

    1. Thank you Vicki, drop by next time for more interesting posts to come.

      Kind regards,

  8. Hi Gillian, thanks so much for sharing. Absolutely agree with your advice, water and fruit and veg are such a key in looking younger. It just makes sense. With so much processed foods out there available quick and easy, people are searching for the answer to staying young and youthful looking, when the answer is in fact in their diet! Water and vegetables and exercise, ditch the processed and you cant go wrong.

  9. I am working on eating more fruits and veggies as well as consuming more water! I struggle with wanting to eat more protein and carbs. Thanks for the reminder of why healthy eating / drink is so very important!!

  10. Great article I really enjoyed reading it and the food pics look so yummy! You made some very valid points, thanks.

  11. Great advice and I think many of us could do with it, but when we are young we feel invincible and just eat anything without a second thought, and only later in life does this catch up with us. Water is a big one and I’m OK with that but drinking tap water with the number of chemicals that can be found in it especially fluoride is a no-no. 8-10 glasses for me would be excessive and I guess it all depends on the climate and where we live, and considering I live in the UK then 5-6 would be my limit. Thanks for sharing some valuable advice.

    1. Hi Mick, You said it right about drinking water. It usually varies from person to person, activities and climate.

      Kind regards,

  12. Hi, I love how you’ve described so many things in this post. Antioxidants from real vegetables and fruits are amazing. I’ve found since I changed my diet and include more antioxidants, my skin looks great and I’ve also been sick less often from winter bugs. I wasn’t aware of refined oils as increasing oil in the skin, this may explain why I was so pimply when I was younger lol! Thanks for a great post :).

  13. Brieche pawingi says:

    Thanks sis great advice. . .need this much

  14. Brieche pawingi says:

    Thanks sis. . .great advice. . .need this much. . .

  15. Nikki says:

    I really agree with you on this article. I have change my diet for a month now, i have dropped all the carbs and sugars in my diet, that means most of vegetable and fruits must go too. But to my surprise it had an amazing effect on my skin. Before, i was like prone to having big break outs on my face specially on my forehead, nose and chin but after just a short period of diet change, my skin did became more clearer as the days passed by. I was amazed actually, even when my hormones went wild, no acnes has popped up 😁, by the way, i do drink a lot of fluids, not just water, so long as it has no sugar or carbs in it. I do take fish oil supplements and eat a lot of good fatty whole foods, vegetables low in carb, and lastly i have regulated my sleeping patterns. So nice to read topics like this where you can actually relate. Cheers to more beauty and wellness.

    1. Gillian Gillian says:

      Hello Nikki, Thank you. I’m glad that you can relate to my article, well I guess it’s a common problem that we encounter but ignore to change what we put into our body. Cheers to a healthy beautiful life!

      Kind regards,

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