The explorers of old never found the Fountain of Youth, but that’s because they were looking in the wrong place— they should have been searching the marketplace! Luckily, we can learn from their mistakes and be sure not to miss out on these seven foods that make you look younger, as Time teaches us. A more youthful-looking you is just waiting in the grocery aisles.

  1. Cantaloupe
    CantaloupesUSDA Photo by Scott Bauer via Wikimedia Commons

    Like a lot of the foods on this list, cantaloupe is a youthful food because of how healthy it makes your skin. It’s packed full of beta carotene, which helps regulate skin cell growth and sebum, keeps your pores clear, and prevents flaky skin.
  2. Lobster
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    That sound you just heard was people all over New England shouting, “Hallelujah!” Lobster and other shellfish have high zinc levels, which helps prevent and treat acne.
  3. Pomegranates
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    There’s a reason this fruit keeps popping up everywhere, from juices to mythological stories. Absolutely full of antioxidants – think vitamin C, anthocyanin and ellagic acid – it truly is a superfood that helps prevent lines and wrinkles, encourages collagen production, and reduces UV-caused inflammation.
  4. Watermelon
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    There’s more to this melon than meets the eye. That pink color? It comes from high levels of lycopene, an antioxidant that helps protect you from harsh UV rays. Watermelon has even more lycopene than tomatoes!
  5. Coffee
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    Caffeine addicts, rejoice! The bioactive compounds in coffee work to protect you from melanoma, lowering your chances of getting it by as much as 20 percent, according to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
  6. Eggs
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    It’s not just healthy skin that lends you a youthful look— healthy nails count, too! To get them, you need protein, and eggs are an excellent source of biotin, a building block of that amino acid.
  7. Avocados
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    It just wouldn’t be a list of superfoods without our favorite green one, now would it? Keep your skin soft, plump, supple and moisturized with the omega-9 acids packed into avocados.

Want to learn about even more youthful wonder-foods, including ones that help beautify your hair? Then be sure to check out Time’s list. Will you be incorporating any of these into your diet? Which ones were already favorites?