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Foods That Fight Wrinkles

food that fight wriklesIf you love the white stuff — we’re talking sugar, folks — your sweet tooth could be making your skin sag, crinkle, and wrinkle before its time. Blame glycation. That’s what happens when sugar hits your bloodstream, gloms on to proteins, and forms the aptly named AGEs, oradvanced glycation end products. AGEs are bad news for your skin. They damage the collagen and elastin fibers that keep it strong and supple.

While scientists aren’t ready to say “sugar causes wrinkles,” docs know from observing people with poorly managed diabetes what out-of-control blood sugar does to skin — and it isn’t pretty. Bluntly put, it causes “premature” aging.

That should be extra inspiration to skip the cakes, cookies, and sugary drinks and fill your plate with wrinkle fighters. Here’s even more: There is plenty of scientific proof that certain nutrients help nourish the fibers that keep skin stretchy and healthy, says Manhattan dermatologist Amy Wechsler, MD, RealAge expert and author of The Mind-Beauty Connection. Step right up to the beauty buffet and serve yourself this way:

Lists of such foods are given below

1. Blueberries: These fruits are considered to be one of the good anti-wrinkling foods. They have natural fructose sugar and enough fiber which absorb the extra calories from foods. They contain phytochemicals known as flavonoids. It is powerful antioxidants which help in reducing the damage of cells.

2. Beans: Legumes like peas, beans are the best source of plant protein. They are high in potassium but low in sodium. Eating other whole grain foods like rice, wheat and corn provide the amino acids which complete the full protein cycle. It also helps in reducing the cholesterol levels.

3. Avocado: Avocado is a good source of Vitamin E and contain good amount of potassium in it which prevents aging. It also contains healthy monounsaturated fat which reduces the cholesterol in body.

4. Cruciferous Vegetables: Vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, turnip helps to fight against toxins and cancer and also keeps your skin away from aging.

5. Omega-3 eggs: These eggs are produced by chickens that have been fed with alfalfa, corn, soy beans and flaxseeds. The presence of Omega-3 in eggs helps to keep the skin nourishes and also prevents heart diseases.

6. Tomatoes: This item contains a chemical known as lycopene. It reduces the skin cell damage and redness. A mix of some extra-virgin oil with tomato will help to absorb the lycopene further.

7. Sunflower seeds: These contains a lot of fat-soluble vitamin, Vitamin E. It prevents cell damage from free radicals. Application of Vitamin E oil also helps to prevent skin from damage of the sun rays.

8. Fish oils: Fishes like salmon and tuna are full of omega-3 oils which are necessary to maintain beautiful skin. Buying of distilled fish oil which is made of smaller fish such as anchovies and sardines are highly suggested since they contain low amount of toxic wastes.

Some other prevention can be taken like:

• Hydrating your body by taking a good amount of water or herbal tea during the day. Drinking water or watery fruits will also do.

• Avoid taking alcohol and coffee, since it makes the body dehydrated which is bad for anti-wrinkling issue.

 

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Akilah M. El, N.D. is a Naturopathic Doctor and board-certified Master Herbalist with a private practice in Atlanta Georgia and Berlin Germany. Join Dr Akilah El on Facebook and Twitter

 

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HOME REMEDIES FOR DARK CIRCLES UNDER EYES

Home Remedies for Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

Under eye dark circles is the most common thing that can be seen in almost every individual. Around nine out of ten people have dark circles under the eyes.

Causes of Dark Circles

The various causes of the dark circles under eyes are:

Age: With the preceding age the skin becomes thinner and the veins under the eyes become more prominent.

  • Fatigue / Lack of Sleep
  • Stress or depression
  • Nutrient deficiency – lack of balanced diet can cause various deficiencies in the body and ultimately the under eye circles
  • Hyper pigmentation
  • Excess use of drugs and medicines

Home Remedies for Dark Circles

Apply a paste made from a teaspoon of tomato juice, half teaspoon lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric powder and a pinch of gramflour. Keep it for 10 minutes. This is very effective and one of the famous home remedies for dark circles under eyes.

Eight hours of sleep is necessary and recommended for all. Everyone needs a different amount of time for sleep, there are average times for men women and children, however you will need to gage your own time. Once you have When you sleep this amount of time you won’ have dark circles

Apply cucumber or potato juice on the eyes with cotton balls. This is a very useful dark circles remedy.

Apply a mixture of lemon and tomato juice on the dark circles twice a day.

Application of used cold tea bag will soothe the eyes and cure dark circles of the eyes.

Drink tomato juice with some mint leaves, lemon juice and salt. This is a good diet for dark circles.

Drinking good amount of water also helps in lightening the dark circles under the eyes.

To reduce the puffiness and dark circles of the eyes apply freezed cucumber juice.

Dr Akilah’s Personal FavoriteAlmond oil is considered best in removing the dark circles. Massage the area with the oil at night before going to bed. Massage with almond oil under and around eyes at bed time daily for 3 weeks. This is effective in reducing dark circles around eyes and is also one of the good natural remedies for dark circles under eyes.

Application of cream with vitamin E and C also helps in reducing the dark circles.

Apply crushed mint leaves under the eyes for 20 minutes. This is a very effective dark circles cure.

If you like Yoga – Sarvangasana is the best yoga posture to reduce puffiness and dark circles of the eyes and it should be performed daily. Among yogic kriyas Jal Neti is the most beneficial and should be done 5 times a week.

Eat vegetables and fruits that are rich in vitamin E for healthy eyes.

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