Food Personal Care By Florence Lilley Growing old with a wrinkled face and worn out skin is everyone’s nightmare especially for women. An old skin often looks dull and scary at times and is not appealing to the eye. Most women ad even men struggle to keep their skin soft and looking young as possible. Many skin enhancement products have over the years been manufactured to help deal with this situation. However, with their high chemical combination and mixture content, they are not very advisable for every kind of skin. There is thus the necessity to explore more natural ways of keeping young skin that have no long-term toxic effect on the skin. Anti-aging foods are the best option in this case. The problem is not many people know which the anti-aging foods are. To keep a young and good looking skin, here are top five anti-aging foods you must eat. 1. Salmon: One important component for the skin is Omega III fatty acids. Salmon fish is a good anti-aging food that should form a part of your diet at least thrice every week. It is rich in the Omega III fatty acids which have the nutritious ability to keep the skin smooth and prevent premature wrinkling and aging of the human skin. It is also able to repair aged or damaged skin. Fish are rich in Omega III fatty acids with Salmon leading the pack. Other fishes rich in Omega III fatty acids include herrings, sardines, and mackerel. People who are allergic to fish should not be worried; Omega III fatty acids can also be obtained from Omega III fatty acid supplements which have less or no allergic effects at all. It is a sure anti-aging food that will guarantee results for you. 2. Oatmeal: Non-instant oatmeal is more recommended for skin issues. For a young and naturally glowing skin, the non-instant oatmeal is the young food of choice. The food is rich in the B group vitamins which are essential for good skin. Deficiency of the B group vitamins makes the skin look dull and dry even after applying nourishing oil. Do you often have dry and cracked lips? Then you must be lacking vitamin B2. You should probably start including non-instant oatmeal in your diet if you want soft and naturally glowing lips and skin. Other than just making your skin look young and glowing, non-instant oatmeal regulates your blood glucose level hence keeps you from feeling hungry more often. It is also very rich in magnesium which is a perfect skin supplement. 3. Yoghurt: Yogurt is also another perfect anti-aging food you must eat. Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium. It is essential for the development of strong and healthy bones of our body. This is important for the skin since the skin is directly linked to the bones of the body and draws some of its nutrition from the bones including calcium. Another nutrient available in abundance in yogurt is vitamin D which is a good supplement for strong skin that is not easily torn or breakable. Plain yogurt also has safe and sterilized bacteria. This makes yogurt very easy to digest since it takes up very minimal body energy in digestion. Probiotics, a component of yogurt has also been proven to increase the oxygen supply to your skin layers and thus prevent any skin inflammations that may occur. All these fascinating components make yogurt a perfect anti-aging food that you must include in your diet almost daily since it can be taken as a snack, appetizer or even as a dessert. 4. Grapes and Strawberry: Fruits are very important supplements to our daily diets. We take them as appetizers, desserts, or anytime we feel like having something. However, it is important to identify the right fruits which have nutritious value to your health and well-being of the body. Among the anti-aging fruits, we can eat the grapes and strawberries. Grapes are rich in the Grape Seed Extract which is a powerful antioxidant which helps to protect the blood vessels and blood components. This allows the blood to nourish the skin to keep the skin cells healthy. Strawberries are rich in vitamin C which cures the skin of sunburn and prevent the reddening of the skin. 5. Water: Well, water may not be considered as food. But it makes an important part of our general body. Approximately 90% of our body is made up of water. Water is equally essential to the skin. Water helps to eliminate toxic wastes from your skin and also acts as a means through which the essential vitamins are carried to the skin cells. Eight glasses of water are recommended every day.