With all that exercise you’ve been doing outside, your body has started to look more athletic, but your face is starting to look old before its time. Instead of investing in a slew of questionable anti-aging products, head to the store and grab an avocado. The fruit is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which have been proven to hydrate and shield the skin by lowering the risk of premature aging caused by ultraviolet radiation. Avocadoes’ potent source of fats also helps you absorb many of the fat-soluble vitamins that also help protect your skin from sun damage. Hooray for healthy fats!
Popeye’s favorite veggie triumphs again. In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, people who ate the most leafy greens had half as many skin tumors over the course of 11 years compared to those who ate the least. Researchers believe the high levels of folate, an essential B vitamin which helps maintain and repair DNA, in these veggies may reduce the likelihood of cancer-cell growth. Just a single cup of spinach contains 65 percent of your DV of folate.