10 anti-ageing fruits for vibrant and youthful skin 28



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I know, there’s no such thing as a magical fountain of youth, but there are things that you can do to keep yourself looking as youthful for as long as possible.

A delicious way to stop the ageing clock is to eat lots of fruit! All fruits have beneficial qualities, but certain fruits contain higher amounts of antioxidants which can keep your skin feeling firm, looking flawless, vibrant and youthful. It will give you that beautiful healthy glow.

Eat these ten fruits to reduce wrinkles, discolouration and other signs of ageing skin. Mixing them all up in a blender or bowl to make yourself a powerful anti-ageing smoothie or fruit salad. Yum!

1. Kiwi

The strong antioxidant compounds in this little green fruit firm the skin and delay the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. This is mostly due to their high vitamin C and E content which help reduce skin damage due to free radicals.


2. Pomegranate

Pomegranate is a rich source of riboflavin, phosphorus and other vitamins and minerals that will promote beautiful skin by increasing its collagen. Collagen is what gives the skin its firmness and elasticity.


3. Watermelon

Due to its high content of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, watermelon is another delicious way to keep your skin nourished and prevent wrinkles or skin discolouration that comes with ageing skin.


4. Avocado

Avocado is rich in vitamin E and the B-complex vitamins, both wonderfully nourishing for your skin while the potassium it contains help keep it moisturised and hydrated. It also contains a compound called glutathione, which assists in the anti-ageing process.


5. Figs

Figs have multiple benefits for our health. Rich in fibres and a lot of important minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron and vitamins such as vitamin C and A. Figs are a tasty treat that offers an important health and weight loss benefits.

Containing more calcium than whole milk and more polyphenols than red wine they are an important addition to our anti ageing diet. Certain studies even seem to suggest that this delicious fruit might have the ability to shrink tumours.


6. Papaya

Whether eaten or used topically, papaya can work wonders on your skin. It is a natural complexion toner and fights the formation of wrinkles while its vitamins A, C and E will nourish the skin.


7. Apple

Applied topically, apple residue is great for the skin: its enzymatic actions help the skin to retain healthy water levels and keeps it fresh and healthy; apple cider vinegar as well makes an excellent natural toner.


8. Banana

Youthful elasticity of the skin will be greatly helped by the high levels of vitamin C and B6, while its manganese and antioxidant contents prevent premature ageing. It is also a wonderful natural moisturiser for the skin if applied topically.


9. Berries

Berries have some of the highest concentrations of antioxidants out of any fruit and this, along with their high levels of vitamin C, help maintain the collagen that keeps your skin looking firm and wrinkle-free.


10. Grapes

Grapes are a rich source of both manganese and vitamin C. Together, these compounds can prevent damage due to ultraviolet radiation while their antioxidant properties fight against the ageing process.

So the next time you are in the mood for something sweet, do yourself a favour and make up a fruit salad with some of the delicious fruits listed above.

Not only will you be healthier for it, but your skin will feel young, firm and fresh because of the wonderful properties of these fruits.


What is your favourite fruit? Why? How often do you eat it and do you feel the benefits? Tell us below.

Barbara Karafokas

Barbara Karafokas (barbarakarafokas.com) is a qualified nutritionist, and a health, nutrition and wellness consultant. She inspires others to celebrate and love life by creating healthier eating and lifestyle habits and attitudes for life! Barbara lives on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus. She brings a blend of skills to her practice and teaching. For over twelve years she has been committed to creating awareness about the hidden dangers to health. Barbara is also the author of The Med Life Diet (themedlifediet.com), a beginner’s guide to creating healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life!

  1. Kiwi fruit and berries are the best for me to help keep blood sugar levels down as they have very little sugar in them.

  2. Love my fruit & always overindulge, eating way more than the two pieces recommended daily. Summer fruits so deliciously smelling, are my delight ignoring all other sweets for these months!! Off to fill my fridge again with Pineapple/Red Papaya/Rockmelon/Honeydew & Mangos too!!! (all dribbled with gloriously huge Passionfruit!)

  3. They all have that secret element called enzymes; and more silent achievers called flavones. All with their own functions. Ever notice that many stone fruits in summer assist with skin etc. Ever noticed that winter fruits assist with immunity against colds and flu? Marvellous!

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