Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Feed Your Skin
Check out this article from Reader's Digest online about eating to maintain beautiful, younger looking skin.
The first paragraph says, "What you put inside your body eventually shows on the outside. More than 100 dermatologists analyzed the skin of about 4,000 women ages 40 to 74. Then they looked at eating habits, weight, history of sun exposure, and whether the women had hit menopause."
What were the findings?
Women who ate Vitamin C rich foods -- as opposed to relying on supplements -- had far less wrinkles than other women in the study did.
Women who consumed foods rich in linoleic acid had skin that was less dry and fragile.
And -- sigh -- once again we find out that excess carbs and fats are aging. Women who consumed these had more wrinkles in their skin.