Here’s How To Turn Back The Clock And Stop The Causes Of Aging Skin
What if those wrinkles you’re starting to see in the mirror aren’t related to your age but related to diet? To look younger longer, you have to ramp up your nutrition, since nutritional deficiencies and oxidative stress are one of the major causes of aging skin.
Aging Is Nothing More Than Nutritional Deficiency
There are things that age you, and then there are things that really age you. Inadequate sleep, dehydration, indigestion, alcohol, worry, strife, lack of exercise and, more specifically, your diet, are the biggest causes of aging according to a research published in the journal Dermato Endocrinology.
“Prevention is the best and most effective way to work against extrinsic skin aging effects. The best prevention strategy against the harmful action of free radicals is a well regulated lifestyle (caloric restriction, body care and physical exercise for body), with low stress conditions and a balanced nutritional diet, including anti-oxidative rich food.”
What Is Aging?
When it comes down to it, aging is very simply defined as cell loss -- healthy cells that are unable to regenerate the way they once did are the main causes of aging skin. This is widely known as oxidative stress. The chief cause of the inability of your body’s cells to repair and regenerate is vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Before these deficiencies cause major problems, these effects of cell loss are often first slightly noticeable in the skin.
Daily Habits Lead To Aging
Your diet is essential to many aspects of your health and important in how quickly your skin and body ages. Your diet is the one consistent thing you do day after day. It is one of your biggest habits. That being said, consistent poor eating habits such as living on fast or processed foods, drinking to much caffeine, having too much refined sugar, or worse, methyl-sugar (i.e., alcohol) is malnourishing, dehydrating, depleting, and will accelerate aging. Poor eating habits are the most prominent contributors to anxiety, insomnia, and indigestion, which are aging.
Cooked foods lead to Aging
According to the research, eating more anti-oxidant foods are the key to anti-aging, according to the research. Polyphenols are essential to anti-aging, mainly because of their antioxidant properties, and the increasing studies showing their probable role in the prevention of various diseases associated with oxidative stress, such as cancer and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.
However, it has been reported that the polyphenolic content of foods can be easily affected or seriously reduced by cooking. “Onions, which are a major source of phenolic acids and flavonoids, and tomatoes, lose between 75% and 80% of their initial content when boiled over 15 min, 65% when cooked in a microwave oven and 30% when fried. In French fries or freeze-dried mashed potatoes no remaining phenolic acids were to be found.
High Protein Diets Are Aging
High protein, low carb diets are aging. What is more these are nutrient depleting starvation diets. Any diet that has the body burning fat as its energy source is will only work temporarily. What is more, a high protein, low carb diet will age the liver making it sluggish, resistant to glucose, and causing you to store fat. The way that the depletion of glucose from the muscles, brain and nervous system from a high protein low carbohydrate diet, effect you is by causing sugar cravings, which will you searching for a candy bar and derail your diet efforts.
The Skin Is An Inside Job
Vitamin C is essential for tissue repair and is therefore, the most important vitamin the body uses for cell enhancement and tissue repair, as well as antioxidants. These can only come from eating an abundance of live foods, such as fruit and vegetables.
While the research looked at the anti-aging effects of vitamin C, vitamin D, flavonoids, lycopene, green tea and more, it concluded that a promising strategy for enhancing skin protection from oxidative stress is to support the body with antioxidants containing products that are normally present in the skin. Therefore, “fruit and vegetables consumption may represent the most healthy and safe method in order to maintain a balanced diet and youthful appearing skin.”