There are numerous examples of what we mean when we say “Black don’t crack”. It’s like a person has somehow stopped time or at least slowed it down and they look much younger than they would normally look for their age.
Take actress Trina McGee-Davis for example. In September 2015 she turns 46 but doesn’t look a day over 26! Or what about the Pastor and son duo that is circling the internet and they easily look like they could be brothers.
Some just chalk it up as an excuse of “good genes” but many don’t know that even good genes can get tarnished if you don’t take care of your body. That’s where eating right, specifically eating anti-aging foods comes in.
What’s an anti-aging food?
Did you know that the foods you eat have the power to not only affect your health, but how old or young you look, as well as the quality and beauty of your skin?
Dark Chocolate. Not only is dark chocolate a treat for your sweet tooth, it’s a treat for your skin, too. Cacao contains high levels of polyphenol antioxidants, but any old chocolate won’t do. Look for high cacao concentrations (high quality chocolates will give a % on the label) because these have less sugar, which can actually be bad for your skin.
Pineapple. Pineapple contains enzymes that help break down the purple pigment in bruises. A herbal pill called Bromelain that is used to treat bruising is actually a pineapple extract that many surgeons suggest using after cosmetic surgery. If you bruise a lot, eating pineapple may make them clear sooner.
Salmon. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids that have been found to have positive effects on inflammation, depression, heart disease and more, salmon has beauty benefits for your skin as well. Our bodies don’t have the ability to produce some essential fatty acids, so including them in your diet helps reinforce your skin’s barrier and keep moisture in and irritants out. Omega-3 fatty acids can help decrease inflammation, so salmon is a great choice for those who suffer from rosacea or eczema.