DIET FOR WRINKLES
SUITABLE NUTRITION TO AVOID WRINKLES
Adequate food is essential to keep your skin in good condition. A diet, high in natural plant foods, low saturated fats and moderate physical exercise according to your age, can help to avoid or reduce the effects of this disorder.
RECOMMENDED FOODS FOR WRINKLES DIET
Antioxidants for wrinkles
Antioxidants play a key role in preventing the formation of wrinkles. they can help stop or delay the fragmentation of collagen, the principal protein connective tissues that form such important body parts as as bones, cartilage, tendons or skin.
Other plants that contain this vitamin include cauliflowers, radishes, brussels sprouts, spinach, bananas, apples, melons, watermelons, carrots, pineapples, pears, papayas, barley, garlic, berries, celery, peas, strawberries, grapes, figs, beans, chicory, blueberries, potatoes, avocados, soybeans, cherimoyas, pomegranates, coconuts, etc.
It can be found in big amounts in liver, egg yolk, fish -especially blue fish- and butter.
Plants that contain provitamine A are specially dark green, orange, red or yellow food plants, such carrots, purslane, spinachs, watercress and borage. Other plants that contain it are, for example, basil, squash, tomatoes, coriander, asparagus, dandelion, peppers, watermelon, melon, Brussels sprouts, bananas, apples, plums, oranges, raspberries, mangos, beans, etc.
Water for wrinkles
Our skin must be hydrated outside and inside. We should provide external skin hydration by means of the suitable masks (see more information about wrinkles masks in the listing above). We must also maintain our skin hydrated from within, ingesting a good amount of liquids everyday.
Water is necessary to keep our skin in good condition. A dehydrated skin tends to become dryer, more fragile and brittle, much more prone to wrinkles. Drinking plenty of water and hydrating the body with vegetables or fruit juices is the best way to care about our skin.
Minerals for wrinkles
Some minerals are particularly necessary to keep skin in good condition. Calcium deficiency may be responsible for premature skin aging and the subsequent appearance of some anomalies such as the presence of wrinkles. The main animal source of calcium is milk and dairy products (mainly cheese and yogurt). It is better to eat low-fat products because they contain less fat and more calcium. Moreover, most dairy products are now fortified with calcium. Yogurt is richer than milk
Plants containing this mineral are those vegetables that have dark green leaves like spinach (These, however, are not recommended as calcium sources because they contain oxalates, which block calcium absorption) or broccoli sprouts. Legumes contain plenty of calcium, such as beans or soybeans. Cereals are other foods that are rich in this mineral especially almonds, oats, or walnuts,
Another very interesting mineral for skin care is sulfur. Sulfur is very useful to improve the appearance of the skin. Animal foods high in sulfur are meat, eggs or fish. Plant foods which contain a lot of this mineral are garlics, onions, cabbage or brussels sprouts.
NON RECOMMENDED FOODS FOR WRINKLES DIET
Fat and wrinkles
In general, animal fat should dispose of its importance in favor of vegetable fats. In case you do not completely ignore animal foods, it is important for you to reduce them as much as possible, and, above all, one should avoid saturated fats.
A good intake of protein is necessary, but we can choose vegetal protein, like the one found in legumes. Legumes, properly mixed with cereals, can provide such as interesting protein balance as that one provided by animal meat.
Oxidative products and wrinkles
You should avoid the ingestion of oxidant products that can promote the destruction of collagen. Foods too rich in refined sugars, alcohol, or use of certain toxins such as tobacco can increase the occurrence of skin problems.
More information about wrinkles and their natural treatment in the listing above.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.