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Top 10 Youthful Foods for Vibrant Skin


Most people think the secret to looking ten years younger is spending big bucks on beauty products, rather than youthful foods.

Perhaps you too believe that in order to look younger with age like the stunning Julianne Moore, you need to use a $300 face cream.

Fortunately, this isn’t the case.

Seriously, save your money.

These fancy creams won’t do much for your skin on their own. They will surely make a difference, but if you’re a stress ball, eat junk food regularly, and drink too much – yes, alcohol dehydrates the skin and causes premature aging – it doesn’t really matter which miracle serum you’re putting on your skin every night before bed.

Truthfully, you can spend as much money as you want on specially formulated anti-aging products, but if you’re not sleeping well, eating well, and living well, your skin will tell the world.

Glowing youthful skin involves much more than topical skincare.

Let’s have a look at 10 youthful foods that will keep you looking just as radiant as you were a decade ago.

1. Acai Berries

These delicious berries have not only been proven to stimulate the skin’s ability to produce collagen, they also aid in cell turnover and regeneration, making the complexion appear brighter, fresher, more radiant and above all, younger.

2. Oysters

Not only are oysters libido-enhancing and a great delicacy to share on a date, they are rich in zinc. Zinc helps balance hormones and protects the skin against the sun’s harmful rays.

3. Avocados

Rich in the healthy fatty acid, oleic acid, avocados have natural anti-inflammatory properties.

What does this mean for your skin?

If you struggle with redness or uneven skin tone, avocados can help balance irritated skin while moisturizing it from the inside.

4. Wild Salmon

Omega-3 essential fatty acids are food for your skin. They help your skin cells stay lubricated and hydrated.

Since these important fatty acids are not produced in your body, you have to ingest them, either through food or by taking a daily supplement.

Supplementation is preferred over seafood since heavy metals in our waters/food supply are a major concern nowadays.

Increasing omega-3 fatty acids will also reduce inflammation if you are prone to breakouts.

5. Carrots

An excellent source of vitamin A and beta-carotene, carrots will work to keep your skin young, tight and smooth by increasing cell turnover.

6. Squash

Increases collagen production in the skin, which helps stimulate tightness.

Since squash has a very high content of bioflavonoids, it can protect you from the sun’s damaging UV rays.

In addition, eating squash may help reduce sunspots.

7. Coconut Oil

Many beauty products are filled with chemicals and preservatives, which can lead to early aging. Not only can cold pressed virgin coconut oil in your diet promote collagen production, coconut oil can be applied directly on the face to reduce signs of fine lines and dark age spots.

8. Brazil Nuts

Rather than eating cashews or pistachios, why not enjoy two Brazil nuts per day, as these delicious nuts offer loads of selenium and vitamin E.

Noted as one of the best anti aging/youthful foods in the world. A 2008 study published in the American Clinical Journal of Nutrition showed that two Brazil nuts per day surprisingly beat taking selenium in supplement form.

In fact, the research group that chose nuts over capsules showed an increase in blood levels of selenium more than the group taking 100 microgram selenium supplement daily.

9. Green Tea

While you’re enjoying all of these tasty foods, don’t forget to sip on antioxidant-rich organic green tea. Packed with catechins, green tea will not only give your skin a bright glow, it will boost your energy levels, support your immune system, and rev up your metabolism.

Do you really need more reasons to enjoy a relaxing cuppa tea?

10. Asparagus

One of the top detoxifying vegetables on the planet, asparagus reduces the damaging effects of free radicals.

It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, glutathione and other antioxidants, which all work to enhance collagen production.

Think of your skin as an indicator of what’s going on in your body.

If there are rashes and acne, something is wrong.

If there are wrinkles and fine lines, maybe it’s time you revamp your grocery list and start eating more of these youthful foods.

More and more, I am noticing men and women in their forties, fifties and sixties with glowing, radiant skin – skin that appears healthier and more translucent than that of much younger folks.

Now let me ask you.

Do you think they are using the most expensive creams or do you think they are taking excellent care of their health?

Perhaps they’re nourishing their skin cells from the inside?

I think you know the answer.


Dr. Sara Celik
Dr. Sara Celik is a Canadian licensed Naturopathic Doctor with 15+ years of experience serving patients in Ontario. She is a sought-after speaker and passionate leader in the Health & Wellness industry carrying a wealth of experience in the field of women's health and fertility.

Dr. Sara has appeared on multiple radio shows/podcasts, the W Network, Breakfast Television and CP24. For almost 5 years, she worked as the National Spokesperson for a well-known digestive wellness brand, educating across the globe on gut health. Dr. Sara has been named a rising star in Canada receiving the Generation Next award for her outstanding contribution to shaping the future of Canada’s grocery industry. She frequently contributes to large publications and has been published in Best Health Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Sweat Equity, Grocery Business, Inside Fitness, Canadian Living, Elevate, HELLO, and ELLE Canada.

Dr. Sara’s approach to healthcare is not as easy as taking a pill. The “quick-fix” approach is not one she subscribes to. While there’s a pill for just about everything, rarely do prescription drugs stop the course of disease - they merely mask symptoms. Dr. Sara believes true health requires a commitment from both the doctor and the patient.

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