Look young with these superfoods

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All of us want to look young and the demand for anti-ageing products are proof of this. However, instead of just going in for market products, consuming antioxidant rich foods will help you to detoxify, help you glow and slow down the ageing process.
Most fruits, vegetables, and herbs contain antioxidants such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, flavonoids and lycopene and there is no fixed Daily Value set for these. These superfoods are packed with anti-aging nutrients that will protect your skin and hair from damage and make you look young.
AMLA OR INDIAN GOOSEBERRY
Amla or Indian Gooseberry has been considered to be an excellent hair and skin tonic for long as it reduces facial lines, promotes hair growth, controls dandruff while also giving a healthy glow to your skin. Amla has antibacterial and astringent properties, which fight skin diseases and infection, resisting illness and are a must for healthy eyes. Encouraging the production of red blood cells which in turn aids in strong nails and teeth, Amla is a wonder fruit that’s easily available all year round.
UP THE VEGGIE QUOTIENT
Vegetables like bell peppers and broccoli have Vitamin C which produces the skin’s building block – collagen which ensures reduction of the fine lines around your eyes and mouth.Tomatoes have Lycopene which prevent the skin from getting tanned.carrots, sweet potatoes, mangoes have betacarotene which when converted to vitamin A helps destroy free radicals, preventing skin cell damage.
COCONUT OIL
This one is a natural moisturizer which is highly beneficial when consumed in the form of oil or coconut water. When the oil is applied to the skin it acts as a great moisturiser and can replace any body lotion.
Coconut oil has loads of anti aging benefits to help you protect the skin from free radicals, making your skin look young and fresh.
SEAFOOD
Almost all fish and shellfish are sources of Omega 3 fatty acids with the darker fleshed fish like salmon, mackerel, herring and bluefish having a higher level of Omega 3 content as compared to others.Omega 3 fatty acids help retain the skin’s moisture making it soft and supple while also maintaining the natural oil on the scalp.
FLAXSEEDS
Make it a habit to add 2 tbsp of flaxseeds to your daily diet of soups, sal ds, smoothies or gravies in the form of roasted and powdered flax seed powder.Packed with antioxidants, they help reduce dryness and flakiness of skin while also taking care of dry eyes and acne.