Diet plays a huge role in your skin’s appearance. You can look years younger simply by eating foods with the right anti-aging components in them. And you’ll be surprised to hear that there are a lot of anti-aging foods out there. Most of them are foods you probably already consume on a regular basis! To give you a clear idea, we’ve listed seven foods below that are a great starting point for fueling your body with anti-aging components that will help fight fine lines and wrinkles, and keep your skin look great year round:

1. Oats

If you’re craving carbohydrates, opt for a bowl of oats over high-glycemic foods like refined breads and pasta. High-glycemic foods will make your blood sugar spike and have a tendency to cause breakouts and wrinkles. Oats are rich in antioxidants, which play a big role in healthy skin production. Oats are especially helpful with warding off wrinkles because they have been found to hold a very high number of Avns, a metabolite with potent antioxidant properties, found exclusively in oats.

2. Avocados

Avocados are filled with monounsaturated fats, the good kind of fat every body needs. Healthy fats like this hydrate the body, providing moisture to the skin and helping the body absorb nutrients efficiently. Hydration plays a huge factor in keeping the skin looking young and refreshed. You don’t need to eat much avocado to feel full- one avocado alone carries 20 grams of monounsaturated fats- and is more than enough to give you all of its skin benefits!

3. Nuts

Nuts, just like the aforementioned avocado, is a great source of healthy fats, which aid in moisture production. Nuts like almonds are also filled with vitamin E, which not only has anti-inflammatory properties but is widely known as the skin’s protector against harmful chemicals like cigarette smoke and UV exposure. Regular consumption of nuts that have a strong vitamin E presence can help protect the skin from outside factors that cause fine lines and wrinkles.

4. Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts are a fantastic source for vitamins A and C, which help prevent sun damage and promote collagen production respectively. Vitamin A is especially helpful in fighting the effects of aging by helping to reduce wrinkles and age spots, and restoring the skin to its natural glowing state.

5. Green Tea

Green tea is a great alternative to unhealthy sugary drinks and coffee. They are a great source for antioxidants (which help protect the skin against harmful components), as well as the potent chemical epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG.) EGCG has been proven to have significant positive health effects on both the cardiovascular and metabolic systems, and is known to boost and maintain healthy cell growth. Looks like it’s time to restock your green tea supply!

6. Fish

You knew this was coming! Fish, like salmon and mackerel, are fantastic sources for omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats that nourish and replenish the skin with moisture. Adding fish into your regular diet plan can significantly improve your overall skin complexion and even keep skin cancer cells from growing.

7. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, which aids in collagen production. Collagen keeps your skin firm, strong and plump. As you get older, however, collagen production in the body starts to decline, allowing for lines and wrinkles to appear on the face.This is where vitamin C can help slow down the aging process by boosting collagen growth, and aid in fighting free radicals (which are often the culprits behind fine line and wrinkle formation.)

8. Berries

Berries are filled with antioxidants, which help fight off free radicals and various diseases. They also contain polyphenols, which aid in skin cell growth. In a 2009 study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, polyphenols were proven to boost blood flow and oxygen to the skin and protect the skin against sun damage. With so many skin benefits, I’d say it’s time to get your morning berry smoothie ritual back on track!