Natural Food to Prevent Wrinkles
The occurrence of wrinkles can be slowed down and alleviated, but we cannot stop them because they are normal phenomenon. Although some people believe that our life is reflected on our face and we should be proud of it, many do not want to see their wrinkled skin in the mirror. If you belong to the second group, you can read here what nature can do for you.
Wrinkles are a result of the change in collagen – a protein that is fibrous part of the skin. Young skin and connective tissue contain mostly elastic or soluble collagen which can absorb moisture and swells up. This constant process of wetting and swelling up contributes young elastic skin to look shiny and soft.
But sun exposure, use of solarium, smoking and gradual aging, due to diverse activity of free radicals brings to oxidative damage to the skin, which leads to the creation of insoluble collagen which is inelastic, impermeable and not swelling. Loss of elasticity and moisture results in creating deep wrinkles especially on those parts exposed to the sun, also face and neck.
These foods can lead to the prevention of appearance of wrinkles
- Rosemary is a powerful and refreshing remedy for wrinkles. You can use it as a spice or make tea.
(Rosemary tea – two tablespoons of dry and minced leaves)
- Sage is also effective and can be used as a spice in food or tea (the same dose as Rosemary tea).
- Carrot is rich in vitamin A and contains beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant. Vitamin deficiency of this kind of vitamin leads to dry skin and appearance of wrinkles. These substances protect the skin from cancer, so consume it every day in the form of carrot juice, fresh or cooked carrots in soups.
- Cucumber is used for softening of sunburn and other types of burns, also is used to prevent wrinkles. That’s why you should consume it much more often.
- Also peaches and apricots are good sources of vitamin A, derived from beta carotene, which is important for the healthy development of the cells, hydrates the skin, prevents dry skin and reduces wrinkles.
- Berries, cherries and pomegranates are rich in vitamin C, which has been associated with the hydrogenation of the skin and preventing the development of wrinkles.
- There is no doubt that the olives are healthy for the heart, but they are also good for the skin. In addition to the hydration of the body, olive oil is rich in antioxidants, which help to protect the body from free radicals that cause aging.
- Foods rich in lycopene, like tomatoes and watermelon, encourage the creation of pro-collagen, a protein that maintains healthy skin structure. Studies have shown that a diet rich in cooked tomatoes may help prevent skin damage caused by UV radiation up to 30 percent.
- Oily fish, such as wild salmon, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, anti-inflammatory nutrient, which hydrates the skin and gives it a healthy glow.
KEEP YOUR SKIN YOUNG AND HEALTHY!!!