We've all heard the saying, 'You are what you eat.' Well, it's true. What you put inside your body will eventually show on the outside.
More than 100 dermatologists analyzed the skin of about 4,000 women aged 40 to 74. Then they looked at weight, eating habits, sun exposure history, and whether or not the women were going through menopause.
Following are the anti-aging diet secrets the doctors uncovered:
Vitamin C counts!
Women with higher vitamin C intake, mostly from foods like orange juice, citrus fruits, and tomatoes (as opposed to supplements), had significantly fewer wrinkles. Vitamin C is key in the formation of collagen, which repairs damage and keeps skin strong and elastic.
Linoleic acid is protective.
Those who ate plenty of this nutrient had skin that was less dry and fragile. Known to help skin maintain moisture, it's found in green leafy vegetables, nuts, and plant-based oils.
Excess carbohydrates and fat speed the aging of skin.
Women who consumed more carbs and fat had more wrinkles.Source: here
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