These 4 foods are not only delicious, but they may help you look younger!
Dark Chocolate: Rich in antioxidants, chocolate may reduce moisture loss in skin, improving skin hydration, leading to smoother skin and improved skin texture. Select chocolate that is at least 70% cacao and remember to keep your intake to just a small amount. Just one ounce a day is enough to reap the benefits without sabotaging your weight. Looking for a healthy dark chocolate recipe? Try my wheat-, gluten- and dairy-free Triple Chocolate Brownies.
Walnuts: High in Omega-3 essential fatty acids, walnuts may stimulate collagen improving skin elasticity. Enjoy a small handful every day for healthy cells. Get your dose of walnuts by adding to healthy cookie, muffin or bread recipes or sprinkle over your afternoon salad.
Cherries: With 17 different antioxidant compounds, cherries have been found to help slow down the skin’s aging process. Try adding a small amount of dried cherries to your salads or keep frozen cherries for a quick and healthy smoothie. Check out my Poached Pear recipe—the cherries make the recipe.
Pumpkin Seeds: These little seeds pack a healthy punch and can help maintain collagen levels, increase elasticity and stimulate new skin cell growth. Sprinkle over salad, cereal or yogurt for a healthy and satisfying crunch. My Kale and Maple Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Pumpkin Seeds is one of my favorite recipes.