Aging is fought at the table, supplementing the diet with foods that keep the skin young. Here is what they are
Wrinkles: creams, foods and natural remedies to smooth them With the extra pounds wrinkles are among the worst nightmares of women. In fact, skin marks reveal a person's age, or even make her look older than she really is. What perhaps not everyone knows is that there are foods that contribute to mitigate the merciless signs of aging. Vegetables, legumes, fish, tea, low-fat cheeses will be your allies in the battle against wrinkles. On the contrary, be careful not to consume too much red meat, alcohol, carbonated drinks, fat cheeses, butter, margarine and sweets. But let's go into detail to find out what are the irreplaceable allies of a beautiful skin. TO CONSIDER, TO DRINK, TO BUT In limited quantities free radicals are not harmful, but in excess they can harm. An example? Too much sun sets them off: the result? The skin says goodbye to elasticity and wrinkles progress. Antioxidants fight free radicals: vitamin E, C and the EGCG antioxidant contained in green tea, are allies of "eternal youth". Yes therefore to extra virgin olive oil, walnuts and the aforementioned green tea. GRAPE The grape skin contains a phenol with a rather complicated name: resveratrol. According to a recent Welsh study published in the journal Science, this phenol would have an antioxidant action even greater than vitamin C and E. The University of Pavia conducted an experiment on a sample of 50 men and women between 35 and 65 years, at which was given a supplement based on red grapes and pomegranate for two months. The result? More hydrated, elastic and smooth skin, attenuated skin spots: in short, resveratrol counteracts skin aging. BASIL Basil has few calories but many minerals and vitamins. Contains vitamin A, beta-carotene, lutein, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin, which act as an antioxidant and protect against free radicals. There is also another type of basil, Tulsi, known as holy base, used in alternative medicine. It too is rich in antioxidants and helps the skin stay young. BLUEBERRIES Blueberry is a natural facelift thanks to anthocyanins. Long known as an ally of the circulation of the legs, it also benefits the skin of the face, giving elasticity and brightness. Its active ingredients in fact act on the walls of blood vessels, weakened by aging. The blueberry promotes the synthesis of collagen, giving a boost of vitality to the dull skin.