Want to look younger? Eat these 3 foods

We’re all searching for the Fountain of Youth, aren’t we? And to that end, our medicine cabinets are bloated with pricey potions that promise to make us look 5, 10 or even 20 years younger …

Well, guess what? You can stop blowing your budget on the latest overpriced ointments. The secret to healthy, young-looking skin can be found inside your fridge.

And these face-saving treats not only make you look younger, they make you feel younger, too.

Here are 3 foods everyone should be adding to their shopping lists:

Anti-aging superfood #1: Fish

Baked salmon with honey-mustard sauce and potato gratin

I talk a lot about omega-3s, including those found mainly in deep-water fish such as salmon, albacore tuna and anchovies. We know they’re good for your heart and your brain, but they also keep the cell membranes in top working order.

How? In your body, these fatty acids are taken up by cell membranes, including those that surround delicate skin cells. Because of their unique chemical structure, these long-chain fatty acids help keep cell membranes highly flexible.

That helps nutrients enter the cell and waste products exit it, making skin look healthier overall.

Omega-3s also boost the skin’s ability to hold water, leading to softer, more hydrated skin.

Some easy ways to get more: Try smoked salmon on whole-wheat crackers for breakfast, or bring pouches of tuna to work. Or try a salmon burger (available in the frozen foods section of most grocery stores) on a whole-grain bun with lettuce and tomato.

Of course, you also have the option to supplement.

But be sure to keep this in mind: The majority of fish oil supplements on the market, when taken at the suggested dosage, are not concentrated enough to provide the amount of omega-3 fatty acids proven effective in human studies. You don’t have to worry about that with RealDose Super Critical Omega-3 TG.

Our fish oil provides you with 2.4 grams of omega-3s per day in the superior triglyceride (TG) form.

This offers you the best chance to experience the full range of benefits backed by human research studies.

Anti-aging superfood #2: Berries

Add fresh berries to your diet and receive all its antioxidant benefit.

All berries are high in antioxidants, substances that inhibit the oxidative damage caused by free radicals. If that’s too much of a tongue-twister for you, think of it this way. When oxygen is used by the body, it can form something called a free radical as a byproduct of metabolism.

Oxidation is what happens when an apple gets brown when you cut it open and expose it to air. Those free radicals bounce around the skin, causing havoc.

Imagine your skin as the apple, and everything, from sun exposure to aging, causes the browning. When you squirt lemon juice on a cut apple, it doesn’t turn brown. Foods high in antioxidants are like the lemon juice.

They interrupt that damaging process.

Some easy ways to get more: Throw some blueberries into a grainy dish like couscous or tabbouleh, toss raspberries into a salsa for a sweet surprise, or, instead of strawberry yogurt, serve yourself plain Greek yogurt and sprinkle a serving of RealReds into it. One serving of RealReds has the protective polyphenols power of 6 servings of fruits and berries — but with only 30 calories and less than 1 gram of net carbs. You’ll find blueberry flavonoids, cherry proanthocyanidins, and chokeberry anthocyanins in the formula — all standardized to deliver a precise amount of these polyphenols serving after serving.

Anti-aging superfood #3: Red peppers

When you think vitamin C, you usually think oranges. But sweet red peppers are actually richer in vitamin C than the citrus fruit.

What’s the big deal about vitamin C? It’s crucial for the production of collagen, the most plentiful protein in the skin that helps provide its scaffolding. Good collagen production means tighter skin cells, which helps decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin C also helps neutralize harmful free radicals that can lead to premature aging of the skin.

Some easy ways to get more: Dice and add red peppers to an omelet. Or use them instead of lettuce wraps: halve a pepper and stuff it with sandwich fixings.

I don’t know about you, but these sound like DELICIOUS ways to stay young to me.

Steve Sisskind, M.D.

Hi, I'm Dr. Steve Sisskind, Chief Medical Officer & Founder at RealDose Nutrition.

As a young physician, I struggled because my patients came to me with serious health issues, but I didn't have the right tools to help them. Medical school taught me how to put "band aids" on their symptoms with drugs and surgery, but not how to address the root causes of their problems.

Years later I discovered a better approach... based on the fundamental idea that the power of nutrition can transform your health and vitality. But there's a lot of confusion... What foods should I eat? Which supplements should I take? What does the science say?

I have dedicated my life to answering these questions... And I share this knowledge with you every day here at RealDose Nutrition.

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