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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