It’s inevitable: we all get older. And as we age, our skin becomes more prone to wrinkles and sagging. It’s a sad truth, we know. Yet, you can slow the progression of wrinkles and fight aging by eating a diet that’s rich in whole foods that promote skin tautness and collagen production and fight free radical damage, too.
“I think as with all things with aging, a lot of it is about what you don’t want to eat rather than what you do,” says Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, Celebrity Cosmetic Dermatologist in New York City. “Most importantly, you want to minimize and avoid foods that will age you quickly, such as sugar, dairy, white flour, alcohol, and foods with gluten, which are inflammatory.”
But if you’re looking to prevent wrinkles, Dr. Frank recommends following a Mediterranean diet, and one that is extra high in fruits and vegetables, as these brightly colored foods are packed with antioxidants and will promote collagen healing, he explains. To help you load up on the foods to best keep you wrinkle-free, here are a couple of staples that will satisfy your belly, add color to your plate, and of course, keep your skin dewy and youthful. Just be sure you’re not ever eating any of the 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.
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