You know the saying: you are what you eat. Well, this isn’t some whimsical myth passed down from generations of Mothers, trying to get their children to eat greens. There’s plenty of scientific evidence that some foods speed up ageing, like sugar alcohol, and processed meat.
But food is medicinal, too. Consume consciously and you can eat your way to more youthful, healthy skin. Pair this change in lifestyle with a high-quality anti-ageing cream that targets the cause of wrinkles, fine lines and discolouration (the extra-cellular matrix).
Use Zinzino’s Skin Serum morning and night, then add these 30 foods into your diet.
One new food every day? Sounds doable, right?
Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, oh-my!
Put these natural healthy skin health boosters on your shopping list.
Mmmm, thank gosh avos have the good kinds of fat – monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Grab this nutrient-packed, vitamin A-enhancing snack.
Protein is the fabric of collagen, which eggs are high in. Don’t skip the yolks because they’re high in biotin (which the skin loves).
Boost your polyphenols, powerful antioxidants, by consuming yummy prunes.
This fruit contains the collagen-lifting antioxidants, anthocyanins and ellagic acid.
Add this to your acai bowls for their free racial fighting and skin-brightening characteristics.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
It has monounsaturated fats which help with skin elasticity and firmness.
Put the kettle on and drink up the collagen-boosting polyphenols. Ahhhhh, breathe.
High in Omega-3’s, an important part of healthy skin, this delicious fatty fish is a must-have in your diet (oh, and so is BalanceOil+).
They’re also packed with Omega-3 fatty acids.
We hope you like seafood. Oysters are a good source of zinc, which helps repair and renew cells.
No, this isn’t a joke: the antioxidant profile is better than acai berries, blueberries and cranberries. Dark chocolate contains skin-protecting flavanols.
This vegetable will brighten the skin and protect it against the sun.
Loaded with beta carotene, this potato is ever-so-sweet to the skin.
Keep your skin looking fab, post-summer, with this fall vegetable. Pumpkin is a great source of carotenoids.
High in vitamin C, leafy greens (kale and spinach) boost collagen production.
Bell Peppers (or Capsicums, to Aussies)
Source some healthy skin-loving vitamin C from bell peppers.
For a natural dose of vitamin C, make a bruschetta or toss some tommies into your salad.
Rich in vitamin C and K, broccoli is good for the skin (and heart and bones).
Another great choice to help naturally lift your Omega-3’s and the fatty acid called ALA, flaxseeds helps reduce sun-related skin damage.
Walnuts contain vitamin E, melatonin and polyphenols for gorgeous slow-ageing healthy skin.
Luckily, this is the best part of Sunday roasts. Bone broth is filled with amino acids, collagen, and minerals.
This alluring spice is high in proanthocyanidins, a class of polyphenols with powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
They’re hot, rich in vitamin C, and will put a little kick into your step.
Some people EAT IT WHOLE because it’s so good for you. With its compound, gingerol, the anti-inflammatory properties naturally slows the aging process.
A great source of mineral copper, these mushrooms are a win for the skin. Copper helps the synthesis and stabilisation of proteins in the skin.
They’re fun to snack on and full of vitamins and minerals. Edamame contain isoflavones, a group of polyphenols, which increase the skin’s defence against sun damage.
A naturally powerful source of vitamin C, grapefruit reduces cellular damage and helps produce more collagen.
This sweet treat is packed with vitamin A and carotenoids, which are great for cell growth.
The polyphenols found in lentils prevent oxidative stress – a marker of aging skin.
This superfood is linked to preventing skin conditions. Need we say more.
Wow, look at your long shopping list.