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Get more nutrients into your diet with the crash course in nutrition provided by these videos.
You Will Need
- Wild fish
- Peanut butter
- Biotin supplements
- Cooked tomatoes
Eat more fish
Eat more cold-water fish, like salmon, mackerel, trout, herring, sardines, and tuna. They’re all rich in omega-3 fatty acids, whose anti-inflammatory properties keep wrinkles at bay.
Snack on walnuts
Snack on walnuts, which are also an excellent source of omega-3’s.
Have a PB&J
Have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich -- just make sure the bread is whole wheat and the jelly is added sparingly. Peanut butter is a rich source of omega-6 fatty acids, which come in a close second to omega-3’s when it comes to protecting skin from aging. Avocadoes are good source of omega-6, too.
Stay hydrated -- and keep skin smooth -- by drinking lots of water and cutting back on dehydrating beverages containing caffeine and alcohol. Aim for half your body weight in ounces of water every day.
Take a daily multivitamin, which will ensure that your skin is getting enough Vitamin K and zinc; both help your skin cells repair themselves. And take a biotin supplement; many women who take it to strengthen their nails and hair say it improves the texture of their skin, too.
Eat less sugar
Studies show sugar causes sagging and wrinkling by attaching itself to the collagen and elastin in skin, causing it to become brittle and break. Sugar also causes dark, under-eye circles.
Go easy on the dairy
Go easy on the dairy. Some evidence suggests that a dairy-free diet can help eliminate acne.
Cook some tomatoes
Cook a big pot of tomato sauce. Cooked tomatoes release lycopene and other antioxidants that prevent skin damage. Mangia!