A great anti-ageing all-rounder, watercress could have cancer-protective benefits too. It’s also an excellent source of calcium and vitamin K, which strengthen ageing bones, iron to stamp out fatigue and vitamin A for healthy vision.
The red colour of tomatoes comes from a natural pigment called lycopene, which is one of the most potent antioxidants. It’s been shown to act from the inside out to protect skin against UV-induced damage.
This under-rated green veg is super-rich in lutein, which helps to protect against UV skin ageing. Eye experts also recommend eating it (plus spinach and other leafy greens) to help prevent macular degeneration – the leading cause of age-related sight loss.
People who eat a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil live longer, which may be down to its heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Studies show it might also help you develop less wrinkles. Hoorah!
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