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By Mary McKee

Daily, we are bombarded with anti-aging ads on the TV, magazines and even online. And, tons of products are being paraded as the best anti aging products through these ads. What many people do not know is that some foods are proven to work miracle in renewing our skin and youthful look.

The truth is, what you eat can help draw you closer to younger-looking look and rejuvenated skin more than any anti-aging product. It doesn’t mean there is one magic food that can whisk away wrinkles and fine lines. But, by consuming these anti aging foods, especially in their complete organic forms, you will experience significant change on your skin because of their rejuvenating benefits.

#1: Avocados

Avocados are in the top list of foods that help to intercept aging. These oval-shaped rich fruits are packed with healthy fat known as monounsaturated fat, which in turn aids in hydration of the skin. According to a medical expert at WebMD, “the healthy fat contained in avocados can aid in the absorption of nutrients and vitamins that your skin requires to stay rejuvenated and youthful.”
So, try using avocado in place of high-fat salad dressings. You will enjoy both rich nutrients and natural flavor by replacing unhealthy fats with avocados. The best part is that avocado makes you feel fuller easily. Other sources of healthy fats include walnuts, olive oil, and macadamia nut oil.

#2: Oats

According to Debra Jaliman, a dermatologist in New York, complex carbohydrates such as oats are rich and great breakfasts because they are low glycemic. Debra who is also an author of an insightful book, Skin Rules, added that oats and other low-glycemic foods do not spike the blood sugar level, unlike rice, pasta, breads and other refined carbohydrates.

That’s not all; oats also offer anti-aging benefits by preventing skin cells damage through their natural plant chemical content. They also soothe skin irritation and ultimately help in intercepting early signs of aging.

#3: Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are rich in vitamin A and C – skin–friendly vitamins. They are also excellent source of folate. The vitamin C contained in these foods promotes collage production. Folate and vitamin A are natural sun protectors, but it doesn’t mean you should abandon the regular sun protection measures.

If the boiled Brussels sprouts irritate you, you should drizzle oil on and roast instead. This way, you will find it tastier and more delectable. Other foods and vegetables in this category that can help renew your youthful skin include collard greens, kale, cauliflower, and broccoli.

#4: Salmon

One of the richest sources of omega-3 fats is salmon. According to certain studies, omega-3 fats from fishes such as salmon will not just help rejuvenate your skin but can also prevent the growth and spread of skin cancer cells.
To get the full benefits from Salmon and other rich sources of omega-3, you should target not less than two 3-ounce servings weekly. Eat it with whole grain side dishes such as barley salad or brown rice.

Other foods that offer anti-aging benefits include sardines, fortified milk, eggs, grapes and oranges.

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Treating Common Foot Issues: Calluses

Foot calluses are a seemingly inevitable part of life, even for non-farmers. In a way, calluses are a good thing – they’re there to protect us by making our skin tougher in certain spots, allowing us to work without scratches or scrapes. As someone who works on your feet, you don’t want them to be too delicate. Calluses aren’t usually painful, and they don’t indicate a medical problem in themselves.

However, if your calluses are bothering you, you don’t have to live with them. You can safely shave down your calluses and keep your feet soft and smooth. Here’s how to do it.

  • Soak in warm water. Before you do anything, soak your feet in warm water for about 5 to 20 minutes. You can add apple cider vinegar or castor oil to the water to help soften the skin. When your feet soft and lubricated, they’re ready for the next step.
  • Gently rub. After soaking your callus, use your finger or a pumice stone to rub the area in a circular motion. There are also foot files and even electric shavers precisely for this purpose. Be gentle, and go slow! You’re not going to remove the entire callus at once, but rather over a few sessions. In fact, your goal should not be to totally remove the callus, but rather to make it smoother. Removing it completely can damage your skin.
  • Apply lotion or cream daily. Look for products with salicylic acid, ammonium lactate or urea, which gradually soften calluses. Since you’ve just rubbed the heck out of your skin, you’ll also want to make sure to apply a thick foot cream for moisture daily.
  • Use a callus pad. Use a non-medicated callus pad to keep your skin safe from irritation while it heals. These adhesive pads are made of felt.

If you’d like to prevent more calluses from forming in the future, make sure your shoes fit properly, wear thick socks, avoid walking barefoot, and keep your toenails trimmed. Exfoliating your feet with a foot scrub or pumice stone on a regular basis is also helpful.

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