Nicole Hopsecker of the US-based Cleveland Clinic listed foods that can help prevent skin aging. The nutritionist also talked about food that has the opposite effect.
According to Nicole Hopsecker, healthy and elastic skin becomes after regular consumption of fish, flaxseed, soybean and rapeseed oils, walnuts, chia seeds – due to the high amount of Omega-3 in them. Thanks to it, the level of triglycerides present in the composition of blood lipids decreases, and the degree of inflammation decreases. Due to fatty acids, collagen is maintained in the skin, making it elastic.
Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and antioxidants that remove the sun's rays and free radicals from the outer layers of the body. Lycopene, for example, found in tomatoes, contributes to the smoothness of the skin.
Vitamins C and E, which are found in many fruits and vegetables, reduce wrinkles. Almonds, sunflower seeds, all types of citrus fruits are very useful for the skin. You should also include strawberries, kiwi, paprika, broccoli in your diet.
Polyphenols found in tea, coffee, grapes, dark chocolate (if the percentage of cocoa in it is at least 60) smooth out the rough texture of the skin.
In the second, opposite list, the American nutritionist included bananas, white bread, semi-prepared cereals, sugar, white rice, fried or boiled potatoes, sweet soda, crackers. These products, getting into the human body, irritate the skin and accelerate its aging.