Proper nutrition is what we need to stay fit and slow down aging
We know how important nutrition is for our health: eating well helps us stay fit and lose those extra pounds, especially in view of the hot season, but it is also the best way to preserve our well-being and to slow down the aging of the skin.
Yes, what we bring to the table has a lot to do with the health of our skin. Over time, the latter in fact loses tone and compactness, taking on a dull complexion and dryness that are difficult to combat. Diet can help us: as explained by Dr. Elisabetta Bernardi, nutritionist and food science specialist, as well as a member of the scientific board of Sustainable Meats, there are many foods that are allied to the beauty (and youth) of the skin.
Among the anti-aging foods there are naturally seasonal fruits and vegetables, rich in antioxidants, nuts, oilseeds and fish, the latter with an important content of omega-3 fatty acids that counteract numerous skin problems. But also meat and its derivatives can be very useful: these products are in fact an excellent source of substances such as iron, zinc, selenium and the famous coenzyme Q10, which slows down the skin aging process. In our in-depth study, you will find all the information for your anti-aging diet.
Of course, when we talk about proper nutrition we can't help but keep in mind that one of the main goals is to lose weight. Sometimes, there is no need to undergo strict diets that require great sacrifices, but it may be enough to adopt some stratagem. For example, white sugar is a particularly caloric food that we too often abuse. We can replace it with erythritol, a natural sweetener with numerous beneficial properties for health.
We talked about it with Dr. Chiara Manzi, nutritionist and author of the book Cucina Evolution. In form without a diet (Art joins nutrition editor): "It is an excellent and healthy alternative to the classic cooking sugar". Erythritol, compared to an important sweetening power, is almost completely free of calories and does not affect blood glucose and insulin levels. It also has antioxidant properties and is a marvelous ally for oral health.
To protect kidney function instead, there are several measures that have to do with the diet. Dr. Franca Pasticci, dietician at the U.O.C. of Nephrology and Dialysis of USL 1 Umbria highlights in fact how the choice of what we eat and drink is essential to prevent kidney diseases – and even more so for those who already suffer from these diseases, of course. It is very important to drink at least 2 liters of water a day to eliminate toxins and reduce the consumption of salt, which greatly affects blood pressure.
A balanced diet based on the principles of the Mediterranean diet is the best choice. We must pay attention to the amount of protein in order not to overload the kidney work, while keeping the levels of phosphorus and potassium under control: the two minerals are in fact eliminated through the kidneys, and if these do not work properly it is easy to detect an excess of these substances. .