Jan 292010
 

What foods reduce skin problems? Protein is the best anti-aging food for your skin. These tips are endorsed by doctors and medical estheticians, including a dermatologist who wrote a book about improving aging skin.

“What you eat can clear your skin, firm your nails, and give you better looking hair,” says Dr John La Puma, author of ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine: A Food Lover’s Road Map to: Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, Getting Really Healthy. “It’s amazing what the right foods can do.”

Never underestimate the importance of what you eat – certain foods can even improve your mood! For more info on eating the best foods for skin care, read Feed Your Skin, Starve Your Wrinkles: Eat Your Way to Firmer, More Beautiful Skin with the 100 Best Anti-Aging Foods.

And, here are several types of protein-laden foods that improve your natural beauty and appearance…

5 Anti-Aging Foods – Mostly Proteins – That Reduce Skin Problems

Shellfish, sunflower seeds, and sardines nourish the skin

These foods may not taste great together, but individually they offer a powerhouse of essential fatty acids, which has anti-aging effects on skin. Dr. Steven Chang, staff physician for RightHealth.com, says fatty acids nourish the skin, help maintain skin integrity, and keep skin cells performing optimally.

“Essential fatty acids, a component of all cell membranes in the body, regulate the flow of nutrients, waste materials, and water in and out of cells – which keeps you looking young,” says Dr Chang.

 

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Protein Rich Foods for Healthy Hair and Skin – What Protein Does

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If you have any thoughts on these anti-aging foods, please share below.

You may also be interested in How to Protect Your Skin in Dry Weather and Cold Climates.

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  9 Responses to “5 Anti-Aging Foods – Mostly Proteins – That Reduce Skin Problems”

  1. My big problem is that I don’t like foods with protein! I have to force myself to drink milk, eat meat, or even put cheese on my vegetarian pizza. Maybe that’s why my skin isn’t the best. I look very young for my age (I’m 42), but it’s not because I eat protein. It’s because I use moisturizer night and day.

  2. Does hemp milk tastes like normal cow’s mild? So sorry for the people who can’t drink cow’s or goat’s milk..

    I would say that there are not only 5 foods to keep the wrinkles away, there are a lot more, however, thank you for sharing :)

  3. Yes, anti aging skin care requires quality products on the outside and quality products on the inside. thanks for your fine post.

  4. I would like to ask you a question about Sunflower seeds, do they really help to reduce skin problems? If yes, then how exactly?

  5. You know, I used to think skin problems were purely a topical/external/environmental matter, but that was before I became afflicted with Angular Cheilitis and nothing topical would work. A friend mentioned it might in fact be a matter of my diet. I found this great product that cleared it up, but while I continue to use it, I have drastically altered my diet as well.

    Thanks for the great article!

  6. Yes, I agree that your lifestyle tips can help reduce skin problems almost as much as the antiaging foods and proteins I list!

  7. I like to try everything out there. I have tried so many anti eye wrinkle creams and anti wrinkle lotions. some work some dont, but what complicates it is that not every solution works for each person. I have seen consistency in product because of what seems to be a couple specific ingredients. Vitamin C, Eidelweiss extract, Omega3 fatty acids, Coenzyme Q10. Yet there are literally dozens of other ingerdients that people swear behind that just do not work for me. So I guess my point is to find what works for you. Do a lot of sampling first, dont buy the big bottle. Find a sample first, try it, see how it does, move on, find what worked for you and include it in your regimine.
    However, you have to live a healthy lifestyle also. Eating right, not drinking alcohol and not smoking will do more for anti-aging than just about anything.

  8. Yes, hemp milk is good for people who can’t drink cow’s milk! Also, soy or almond milk may be good….

  9. I have not tried hemp milk yet. Since I have developed an allergic to cows milk I will look for it the next time I go shopping.