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Natural Wrinkle Fighters: Salad Recipes for Fighting Wrinkles


If you are looking natural wrinkle fighters, you have come to the right place! This section of our Guide to Wrinkle-Free Skin provides a selection of salad recipes that use a wide variety of wrinkle fighting ingredients, making these recipes excellent natural wrinkle fighters!

Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

Tomatoes are loaded with antioxidants while red onions are packed with the anti-wrinkle nutrient quercetin. In addition to quercetin, red onions contain plenty of vitamin C and sulphur which protect the skin and help keep it supple and smooth. The skin smoothing effects of this salad are further strengthened by balsamic vinegar, which not only adds wonderful flavor and aroma to this salad but which also contains compounds that can significantly lower the glycemic index rating index of the meal. Foods with a high glycemic index rating generally lead to a quick rise in blood sugar levels, which in turn encourages inflammation on a cellular level, possibly contributing to wrinkled skin.
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Anti-Wrinkle Salmon Salad

Salmon is an anti-wrinkle food par excellence. It provides an excellent source of omega 3-fatty acids—a type of fatty acids that are often in short supply in Western diets. Omega-3's help moisturize the skin, keeping it soft and smooth. Research also suggests that these essential fatty acids can help protect the skin from UV damage, and thus from premature aging and wrinkling. In addition to omega-3s, salmon contains astaxanthin, a carotenoid that is responsible for the reddish color of salmon. Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to scavenge free radicals created by skin exposed to ultraviolet rays. Astaxanthin levels have been reported to be much higher in wild salmon (used in this recipe) than farmed salmon.
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Wrinkle-Fighting Carrot and Avocado Salad

Not only does the chopped avocado add a creamy texture to this salad, it also boosts your body's ability to absorb the wrinkle-fighting beta-carotene the carrots provide. The skin smoothing effects of this dish may be further strengthened by balsamic vinegar, which not only adds depth and flavor to this salad but which also contains compounds that can significantly lower the glycemic index rating index of the meal. Foods with a high glycemic index rating generally lead to a quick rise in blood sugar levels, which in turn encourages inflammation on a cellular level, possibly contributing to saggy, wrinkled skin.
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Arugula, Avocado and Tomato Salad

Not only does the chopped avocado in this delicious salad add a creamy flavor, it also increases your body's ability to absorb the wrinkle-fighting carotenoids that the tomatoes provide. The wrinkle fighting effects of this dish may be further strengthened by balsamic vinegar, which not only adds depth and flavor to this salad but which also contains compounds that can significantly lower the glycemic index rating index of the meal. Foods with a high glycemic index rating generally lead to a quick rise in blood sugar levels, which in turn encourages inflammation on a cellular level, possibly contributing to saggy, wrinkled skin.
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ACE Salad

This summery salad works like magic to soothe your soul—and skin. It is loaded with the antioxidant ACE vitamins (pro-vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E) that are famous for their role in preventing premature aging of the skin.
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Beet and Carrot Salad with Ginger

This recipe pairs beets with carrots to create an impeccable weapon for fighting wrinkles. Several studies have found betacyanin, a phytochemical compound responsible for beets' intense purple color, to be highly effective at scavenging free radicals, unstable molecules that contribute to the formation of wrinkles. Carrots, which are packed with beta-carotene, are also known free radical scavengers.
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Chicken and Apple Salad

This anti-wrinkle salad recipe pairs meaty chicken with luscious grapes and apples to create a culinary sensation that is sure to please your taste buds. But the benefits of this salad are not purely culinary; it is also great for your skin. Chicken is an excellent source of lean protein, which is crucial for maintaining youthful skin, while apples are crammed with a flavonoid called quercetin. The molecular structure of quercetin is particularly well suited for scavenging free radicals, which makes this nutrient an excellent weapon against wrinkles.
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Super-Nutritious Broccoli Salad with Apples and Cranberries

This highly nutritious, low glycemic salad uses ingredients that are crammed with anti-wrinkle nutrients such as coenzyme Q10, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, zinc, and quercetin. It also provides a decent amount of protein.
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Romaine and Smoked Salmon Salad

Salmon helps moisturize the skin, keeping it soft and smooth. It also helps protect the skin from UV damage, and thus from premature aging and wrinkling. The radishes in this wonderful salad rejuvenate the skin due to their high concentration of sulphur, silica, and vitamin C while the carrots deliver beta-carotene—a nutrient that is well known for its ability to protect the skin against the free radical damage from sun exposure.
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Shrimp and Eggs on Romaine Lettuce

Shrimp are an excellent source of selenium, a trace mineral that helps protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Shrimp also contain omega 3-fatty acids which help moisturize the skin, keeping it soft and wrinkle-free. Furthermore, shrimp, as well as eggs, are chock-full of amino acids which are essential for the production of collagen and elastin which give the skin its texture and ability to stretch. As we age, our collagen and elastin production decreases rapidly, which can cause wrinkling of the skin.
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