Archive for January 7th, 2008

Foods To Eat To Help Reduce Wrinkles….

January 7, 2008

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Using data from the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, we examined associations between nutrient intakes and skin aging in 4025 women (40–74 y).  Clinical examinations of the skin were conducted by dermatologists. Skin-aging appearance was defined as having a wrinkled appearance, senile dryness, and skin atrophy.

Conclusions: Higher intakes of vitamin C and linoleic acid and lower intakes of fats and carbohydrates are associated with better skin-aging appearance.

Promoting healthy dietary behaviors may have additional benefit for skin appearance in addition to other health outcomes in the population.

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Vitamin C as anti-aging has some meat to it.  It is known that vitamin C as an antioxidant play a role in the synthesis of collagen, which is a protein that helps keep skin elastic.  It can therefore be presumed that higher intakes of Vitamin C can bring luster to ones skin.

Great sources of Vitamin C that we can buy anywhere include brussel sprouts, red cabbage, snow peas and broccoli as well as canned and fresh tomatoes and of course our fruits especially the freshly squeezed orange juice.

What is interesting about the study is that those that had a high fat or a high carbohydrate meal developed more wrinkles and senile atrophy of the skin suggesting the long notion that fat is really bad even for the skin!

I do recommend foods rich in vitamin C but not to take any Vitamin C supplements in the form of a tablet especially on top of food.  Not only will these excess supplements adidify the urine but likewise increases the likelihood of stone formation.

Lastly…. 

The Best Way to Prevent Wrinkles?… Sunscreen!