Doctor Oz knows that women spend billions of dollars each your on serums and potions to make us look younger. But did you know that there are foods with great anti-aging properties? Why not try including these in your diet, maybe we can save money on the serums that way! Basically, you can think of your cells like a balloon. If you have shrunken and shriveled cells, then they are like a balloon without air in it. However, if you fill your body with the right nutrients, you will get plump firm cells, like a balloon filled with helium. And before you know it, your skin is fully nourished and your skin glows.
Dr Oz’s Foods That Makes You Look Younger
Did you know that guava has 4 times more vitamin C than a regular orange? Guava are from Mexico and South America, but they are definitely making their way into our grocery stores in North America. By eating guava, you help to build collagen in your dermis. So eating guava is kind of like a natural botox to get rid of wrinkles. Dr Oz recommended that you eat 2 cups of guava a week.
2. Wheat Germ
The zinc found in wheat germs helps with wound healing and repairing cells. Zinc is also good for people with skin problems like cirrhosis, eczema and even acne. My husband suffers from the worst form of eczema, so I hope he enjoys eating all of the wheat germ I will now be serving him!
3. Romaine Lettuce
Dr Oz said romaine lettuce is high in Vitamin A, and in fact is the highest in Vitamin A of all leafy greens that you put into your salad. Vitamin A helps to renew skin cells and to restore your complexion. Dr Oz suggested eating 6 leaves of romaine lettuce each day.
4. Brazil Nuts
Brazil Nuts contain Selenium, and two nuts are all you need each day. Dr Oz knows that these are the nuts that are always left in a jar of mixed nuts, because I really do not know anyone who loves them… but two a day is not bad. Selenium helps to repair skin cells. So if you have skin damage from sunburns or pollution, brazil nuts can help repair the damage!
Dr Oz is always talking about how lycopene in tomatoes helps to reduce heart disease and cancer rates, but who knew that lycopene also works as a natural UV sunscreen to protect you from the sun. Eat 10 TB of tomato sauce each week for added sun protection. Also, don’t forget that you need to cook your tomatoes to get the maximum benefit out of the lycopene in the tomatoes… or you can just do what Dr Oz said which is to look for low salt and low sugar tomato sauce options.