Who knew you could blast wrinkles before your morning cup of coffee? The foods you eat at breakfast have a big impact on the foods you choose for lunch, dinner, and snack and can set you on the right path toward a healthier day. But certain anti-inflammation foods can go one step beyond by providing antioxidants that are celebrated for the anti-aging properties. Here’s the deal on the best anti-inflammatory food you can incorporate into the most important day of the meal.
Not only are blueberries delicious, sweet, and easy to toss into everything from whole grain cereal and pancakes to oatmeal, but they’re also nutritious dynamos. The list of vitamins and minerals in blueberries is off the charts and includes skin-nourishing vitamin E, as well as B6, riboflavin, and copper. But it’s vitamin content is second only to one very special property: blueberries are excellent at reducing inflammation in the body, which is incredibly important when it comes to healthy skin.
A Wealth Of Skin-Healthy Antioxidants
The antioxidants in blueberries is the stuff of legends. Anthocyanins can neutralize free radicals that are, among other things, responsible for damaging cells —including skin cells. Other antioxidants like ferulic and caffeic are also present in blueberries and, together, they make for an amazing crime fighting team that fights your skin’s true enemy: free radicals that can break down collagen and elasticity.
Add a handful of blueberries to your breakfast yogurt or steel-cut oatmeal and you’re setting yourself up for a great day of eating that tackles anti-aging concerns in the process.