Want lesser wrinkles? Eat more berries!


I was reading the book, Gorgeous Skin In 30 Days By Erica Angyal and learnt that of all the beauty superfoods, berries are the best. This is because berries are loaded with vitamins, minerals and powerful phytonutrient antioxidants that are very effective in neutralizing damaging free radicals and help the skin manufacture and reconstruct collagen, keeping it supple and smooth.

And according to the author, blueberries are the ultimate “youth berries” as they pack three times the antioxidant punch of an orange. So are blackberries which has the highest content of antioxidant phytonutrients according to WHFoods.

Blueberries and blackberries are rich in proanthocyanidins, which are potent, free-radical scavengers that guard your collagen and boost its repair. Proanthocyanidins also maintains the strength of your capillary walls and in doing so, protect capillaries at your skin’s surface. (Gorgeous Skin In 30 Days)

Erica wrote that one serving of blueberries provide as many antioxidants as five servings of carrots, apples, broccoli or squash and just two-thirds of a cup of blueberries give you the same antioxidant protection as 1733 IU of vitamin E and more protection than 1200 milligrams of vitamin C. Even a hefty handful of strawberries has all the antioxidant vitamin C needed each day to reconstruct your collagen because one cup of strawberries provides over 125% of the recommended dietary intake (RDI) of vitamin C.

So if you’re looking at having gorgeous skin from inside out, go load up your berries today. And well, organic is always better of course if you can afford it.


  1. Julie Bennett says:

    I don’t know much about berries, but I know that papaya is great for anti-aging. My moisturizer has papaya in it and my wrinkles are so much better. They are going away and I can’t believe my eyes. If you want to read about the moisturizer it’s from a line called kamamyl. Here is the link: kamamyl.make-a-store.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=600-13&type=store

    Julie: You’re right. Papaya is a great ingredient when applied topically on the skin.

  2. Irenelim says:

    Cool. I need to get to the local hypermarket and see if I can get some blueberries!

    Irene: Happy munching! ?

  3. indulgentdiva says:

    Sounds good! I love strawberries even more now after reading this post. Thanks! ?

    indulgentdiva: That’s great. Strawberries are delicious too! ?

  4. MisSmall says:

    Does it count if the strawberries are coated in chocolate? ?

    MisSmall: It’s better to eat it without because the chocolate contains sugar and too much sugar is not good for our skin due to this process called glycation. But I imagine an occasional indulgence won’t hurt too much. ?

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