Wrinkles are inevitable as you age, but
that does not mean you should help them along with bad food choices.
Wrinkles are inevitable as you age, but that does not mean you should help them along with bad food choices.
What you eat not only affects you on the inside, but also on the outside.
Certain foods can cause you to break out in acne, while others can literally make you glow.
As you get older your skin needs more moisture to prevent dryness, and because it thins out as well, it needs some extra attention and care.
If you want to keep those tell-tale signs of aging away, you need to follow an ant-wrinkle diet.
Nutritionist Kim Pearson spoke to Femail, the Daily Mail’s sister site, about what food you need to eat to prevent wrinkles, and which ones you should avoid like the plague.
Here’s what she recommended.
Kim says many people’s diets do not include enough Omega 3s. One of their many benefits include helping your skin look healthier. Salmon and tuna are good sources of Omega 3s. Unroasted nuts and seeds are also packed with them.
There’s a famous Japanese saying that if you want to be healthy, eat a rainbow. That is exactly what you need to do to combat those wrinkles. Kim says brightly coloured fruit and vegetables contain phytonutrients. These plant nutrients act as antioxidants and go a long way towards protecting your skin cells from free radical damage. Kim suggest lemons, blueberries, oranges, and peppers.
Tumeric and ginger have anti-inflammatory properties that can help you age gracefully. Stay away from white bread, fried foods, and processed meat.
Sugar is not only bad for your teeth and waistline, but according to Kim it can also accelerate aging. She suggests swopping refined sugars for natural sweeteners. Sugar and refined carbohydrates (noodles, pasta) affect your skin’s collagen and elastin.
Tomatoes help protect your skin from the sun as they are rich in betacarotene and Lycopene, says Kim. Researchers found in 2013 that the sun’s UV rays are responsible for 80.3% of skin aging.
Things you should avoid
Processed foods (pizza, ready-to-eat-meals, and bakery products)
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