TomatoeIn recent years, skin aging has been attributed to an excess of free radicals (by-products of energy production) which cause cell damage. In recent years, skin aging has been attributed to an excess of free radicals (by-products of energy production) which cause cell damage.

Certain substances in food, labeled antioxidants, are thought to help combat the signs of aging by protecting cells from free radicals.

Vitamin C

Found in citrus fruits, raw cabbage, broccoli and tomatoes.

Vitamin E

Found in avocados, vegetable oils, seeds and nuts.

Vitamin A (or beta carotene)

Found in eggs, butter, liver, cantaloupe, melon, sweet potatoes, broccoli, green and yellow vegetables, apricots and carrots.

Phytochemicals

Found in dark, leafy vegetables, potatoes, blackcurrants, citrus fruits and garlic.

Selenium

Found in brazil nuts, kidneys, lentils, tuna and prawns.

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