Make your own fountain of youth with these 10 anti-aging salad recipes for your skin! Find out what foods you’ll need to maintain a healthy skin that radiate youthful glow. Discover the best salad ingredients that not only satisfy your hunger pangs, but are also are great skin health booster!
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Not only are strawberries a sweet addition to your greens, they are also packed with vitamin C – about 150 percent of the daily recommended intake. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study found that vitamin C may help ward off wrinkles and skin dryness caused by aging.
Nosh on this strawberry pick: Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing.
Avocados aren’t just for toast Instagram posts. They’re also good for your face. The pitted fruit is loaded with monounsaturated fat, whish has been shown to boost nutrient absorbption from the other ingredietns in your tossed salad. It also helps with skin hydration.
Try avocado in a salad like this Tomato, Onion, Avocado Salad.
There’s nothing wrong with an iceberg lettuce salad, but power up your lunch with skin-healthy kale. Nutritionists calls out the phytonutrients in kale, which help protect the skin against sun damage. It’s no SPF of course, but a bit of help from the inside-out is worth it. And kale also contains beta-carotene and lutein which helps boost skin elasticity, shows a study in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry.
Make kale your salad base with this Citrus Kale & Avocado Salad.
4. Brazil Nuts
Why not add chopped brazil nuts to your salad instead of the regular ol’ croutons for crunch and flavour. These nuts contain the antioxidant glutathione, which repairs cell damage and prolongs the aging process of skin.
Go nuts with this Chicken and Brazil Nut Salad.
You would think watermelon is full of water, but there are some powerful nutrients inside too. Nutritionists says the fruit contains beta-carotene and lycopene, which can help repair damaged cells from sunlight.
Get fresh with this Watermelon Salad with Balsamic Reduction.
A piece of salmon on top of your leafy greens is a no brainer. Not only will the protein stave off hunger, but it’s also good for your skin. Nutritionists reports that the omega-3 in fish (that grey part between the skin and meaty flesh) moisturizes skin.
Try this fish
Ginger is good for your tummy and your skin. Not only does the spice help with nasea, but has anti-inflammatory properties. Nutritionists says that will help sooth red and puffy skin, which are signs of inflammation.
Enjoy ginger on your greens, with this TK.
Edamame and tofu are perfect salad toppers. Why? Nutritionists says that soy contains hyaluronic acid, which is a beauty geek’s fave and can be found in the ingredient lists for moisturizers, masks and serums. It works by attracting moisture to skin and giving it that plump and firm look.
Go for an Asian salad with this Light Carrot-Ginger Dressing.
9. Brown Rice
You’ll want to turn your salad bowl into a rice bowl after you read this: Brown rice contains phytoceramides, which protect the outer layer of skin to keep it firm and smooth. Use cooked, cold rice as a base to any salad.
Try this Sesame Brown Rice Salad with Shredded Chicken and Peanuts.
Turmeric is a buzzy spice that boasts a whole host of benefits, but when it comes to your face, turmeric contains curcumin, which gives it that bright hue and slows down the progress of wrinkles and fine lines, and also can protects skin cells from free radical damage, too.
Spice up your greens with this Turmeric Tahini Dressing.