5 Classic Holiday Foods With Anti-Aging Benefits

Butternut squash is not only delicious but versatile. It can be used in soups, in pastas or just roasted with some spices. This relative of the pumpkin is also high in fiber, which will help with satiety. It’s rich in vitamin A, which supports healthy skin, as well as vitamin C, which helps build collagen. But it’s also an excellent source of beta carotene ― which gives it its robust color. Beta carotene is also an antioxidant, which protects the skin from damage, by helping eliminate free radicals. 

4. Carrots

Like squash, carrots are also one of the best sources of beta carotene. In fact, beta carotene gets its name from the vegetable. The body converts beta carotene into vitamin A ― retinol, that ingredient found in many anti-aging, wrinkle-smoothing creams, is one form of the vitamin. Not only is it good for your skin, it also helps support your immune system. 

You’ll likely find some roasted carrots to go with that roasted turkey and gravy at the dinner table. 

5. Sweet Potatoes

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