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Anti-Aging Foods to Feed Your Skin and Build Collagen Naturally

Consuming nutrient rich superfoods are your best bets for ensuring you get plenty of nutrients to feed your skin.

Feeding your skin right by feeding your bloodstream helps keep up collagen production and keeps your capillaries strong and elastic.

Superfoods that are rich in antioxidants and natural vitamin C are your skin's greatest friends in preventing free radical damage and building collagen.

Here are our top anti-aging foods to feed your skin:


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1. Rosehips

Rosehips are particularly rich in vitamin C, carotenoids, polyphenols, and various flavonoids that have potent antioxidant activity. The seeds contained within the rose hips have been shown to comprise high amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids , known to be essential to the skin.

In the 8 week study, a total of 34 healthy subjects, aged 35–65 years, with wrinkles on the face (crow’s-feet) were subjected to clinical study of the effects of the rose hip powder.

 After 8 weeks of taking rosehip powder, this group showed statistically significant improvements in crow’s-feet wrinkles, skin moisture and elasticity.

Results suggest that intake of the rose hip powder improves aging-induced skin conditions.(1)


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2. Amla

This wonder berry is known to be the best anti-ageing fruit according to traditional Indian medicine. 

Amla purifies blood and fights toxins which help you get a beautiful and radiant skin. Amla stimulates pro-collagen (2) while protecting your skin from sun damage, helping to prevent dark spots and wrinkles​. 

It's a very rich source of vitamin C, amino acids, minerals and phenolic compounds, which are also reasons why it’s so beneficial to apply to your skin.

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3. Sea Buckthorn

Sea Buckthorn is a super fruit full of antioxidants and other healing nutrients. It’s particularly rich in the rare essential fatty acid "Omega 7" (Palmitoleic Acid) - also known as the "Beauty Omega" for its contribution to shiny hair and glowing skin.

 

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4. Raspberry

Raspberries are rich in ellagic acid and antioxidants to help prevent free radical damage in the skin and can help reduce signs of aging.

Raspberries can also be used to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and age spots as they are rich in the compound tiliroside that helps inhibit melanin production in the dermal layers of the skin. 

 

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5. Hibiscus

Described as one of the most beautiful flowers in the world, Hibiscus has always had an association with love, lust, beauty and feminine energy.

Hibiscus is rich in antioxidants, called anthocyanosides. Antioxidants are proven to help fight skin damaging free radicals and prevent premature skin aging.

 Hibiscus increases moisture in the skin. It has the ability to tighten up your skin and make the connective tissues firmer.

 

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6. Acai

In South America, the Acai berry is also known as the 'Beauty Berry' because of its power to keep skin healthy and youthful.

 Acai berries are rich in omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids and boast powerful anti-aging vitamin A to boost cell turnover and vitamin C to stimulate collagen production for firm and glowing complexion.

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7. Blueberries

Blueberries are high in antioxidants, fiber, and nutrients. 

The antioxidants present in blueberries combat free radicals from sun exposure, which can cause damage to our skin over time and speed up the aging process. 

Blueberries also contain significant amounts of zinc and iron, both skin-friendly elements.

 

Choose only superfoods that are Certified Organic​, such as those from Vegatox Beauty Glow Blend.

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References:

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4655903/

2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18588964/