1. Stay hydrated. Your skin loses the ability to produce and retain moisture as it ages, leading to dry and itchy skin. Drinking enough water is a simple goal that can make a huge difference. Figure out your baseline by counting how many cups a day you normally get, then make a goal from there. Use a tracking app on your smartphone to set daily reminders to make sure you hit your daily goal.

2. Increase your vitamin C and beta-carotene intake. Many studies have linked vitamin C and beta- carotene with decreasing sun damage and maintaining collagen, which gives your skin its firmness and elasticity. Go for fruits and vegetables like grapefruits, oranges and other citrus, broccoli, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, spinach and tomatoes. Aim to have a high vitamin C or beta-carotene food with each meal.

3.Eat fatty fish like salmon twice a week. Higher intakes of omega 3s are associated with decreased inflammation and better overall skin appearance. If you don’t eat fish twice a week, make sure to supplement with a daily omega 3.

It has been proven time and again that our food choices are directly related to our vitality and health, giving you the power to fight aging process with a diet rich in fresh vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats, legumes, nuts, seeds, and fruit.

Remember, you are what you eat!

If you need help losing weight, improving your performance or increasing your energy, contact me at megan@orlandodietitian.tin or schedule your appointment here. Not in Orlando but still need some nutrition tips? We also do online or over the phone consultations.