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Sep 8, 2012
TOP 10 ANTI-AGING FOODS FOR THE SKIN
Omega-3 fatty acids are famous for preventing premature aging and even reversing some of the aging signs in your skin according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. High-fat fish such as salmon, sardines, herrings, and mackerel are ideal sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. Dr. Perricone recommends in his book "The Perricone Prescription" that you consume salmon or other high-fat fish daily, or at least three times a week. Dr. Perricone recommends wild salmon instead of farmed ones. If you are allergic to fish, you can also take an Omega-3 fatty acid supplements
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Consuming too much sugar can cause an inflammatory response in your skin, according to Dr. Perricone. He says extra virgin olive oil is an excellent anti-inflammatory food that should be consumed daily. Olive oil also helps you to reduce your cholesterol levels.
Non-instant oatmeal is rich in B vitamins. Dr. A. C. Logan and colleagues state in their book "Your Skin, Younger" that these vitamins give your skin a healthy glow. If you do not get enough vitamin B-2, for example, your lips and skin tend to feel dry and look dull. Besides being an excellent source of vitamin B, oatmeal also increases your blood sugar slowly. This keep you from getting hungry right after eating. Oatmeal is also an excellent source of magnesium, also vital for healthy skin.
According to Dr. Perricone, plain yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, vitamin D, and proteins. All of these are important for your skin. In addition, plain yogurt also contains healthy bacteria that make it easier to digest than milk. Yogurts also contain probiotics, which, according to Dr. Logan and colleagues, can reduce the inflammation that your skin might have and increase the oxygen levels that your skin receives.
Grape seeds contain grape seed extract. It is a complex antioxidant that protects collagen from free radicals, and protects blood vessels, says Dr. Perricone. It may also reduce your risk for heart diseases. GSE can also be found in red wine.
Turmeric is a spice that belongs to the same family as ginger. It is rich in antioxidants and prevents free radical formation. According to Dr. Perricone, it also lowers bad cholesterol, neutralizes existing free radicals and may have anticancer effects.
According to Dr. Andrew Weil, broccoli may protect your skin against the sun damage. It is also rich in skin vitamins such as C, and A. Dr. Weil recommends that you eat broccoli at least twice a week.
According to Dr. Perricone, vitamin C has been shown to reduce the redness of the skin and it helps the skin to recover from sunburns. Strawberries are rich in vitamin C but they do not increase the blood sugar levels as rapidly as some other fruits and berries.
According to Dr. Perricone, zinc helps you to maintain a youthful collagen and is important for cell division. It can also fight off infections and helps your wounds and skin infection to heal faster. Turkey is an excellent source of zinc, but if you are a vegetarian you can also get your zinc from sunflower seeds.
Dr. Weil states that pure water is essential for the beauty of your skin. It helps you to remove toxins and it also carries the important vitamins and minerals to your skin cells. Dr. Weil recommends that you drink eight glasses of water daily.