Improve Skin Elasticity
Factors such as environmental stress, smoking, or a bad diet can all damage the fat and proteins already in the body, especially in the skin. That’s why geneticist Dr. Moalem encourages people to eat fats, especially those high in antioxidants. Replenishing fats helps the skin recover and reduces the appearance of saggy skin. Fats also act as carriers, transporting vital phytonutrients from the fruits and vegetables we eat into the body. To get the healthy fats you need, add 2-3 Kalamata olives into your diet every day. Kalamata olives contain a super-concentrated amount of an antioxidant called hydroxytyrosol, so you’ll get the benefit of antioxidants without loading up on calories. Try olives as a simple snack, as a pizza topping, or as a dip or paste.