It’s no secret that foods can help produce a great complexion. After all, what you put in your body eventually shows. Aging is a process that is beautiful and should be embraced, but premature aging (especially in our sun-loving state of South Carolina) is a real bummer. Here’s a rundown of the delicious foods that are believed to pack a punch against Father Time (and they’re all easy to travel with and pop a few here and there):

Foods with Anti-Aging Power

 

Blueberries

Not only are blueberries delicious, but they’re packed with antioxidants, which help fight free radicals that cause premature aging and wrinkles.

Carrots

If you’re put your hair through the proverbial ringer, and mistreated it with excessive heat or coloring, carrots can help restore its natural luster. They have a ton of Vitamin A, which will help improve your scalp, where your hair’s health begins.

Beans

Experiencing thinning hair? Beans are chock full of carbohydrates and can improve hair’s thickness and regrowth.

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are a great source of selenium, which is a mineral known for helping skin cells regenerate faster, and also helps protect your skin against sun damage. Just a few a day will help you maintain a healthy complexion.

Cucumbers

Don’t skip these babies in your salads! Cucumbers have the highest water content of any food and their skins also have silica, which can help boost collagen in your skin. They’re a perfect snack!