Skin Wrinkling: What You Eat Can Make a Lifetime of Difference!

February 3, 2017
Category: GM Articles

Your skin is your body’s largest organ. Like other organs, it needs to be nourished and protected from damaging stressors. The damage can be from sunlight, inflammation, and limited blood supply, which can deplete the antioxidant nutrients. If the depletion of nutrients persists, our skin ages and wrinkles are formed. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2001 observed the relationship between food intake and skin wrinkling. These were the findings:
The following foods can significantly speed up your skin wrinkling: 

  • Sugar
  • Sugar-sweetened fruit
  • Soft drinks
  • Pastries
  • Cakes
  • Potatoes
  • Processed meats
  • Milk

Eat more of these foods—they can significantly slow down skin wrinkling:

  • Eggs
  • Beans
  • Spinach
  • Eggplant
  • Asparagus
  • Celery
  • Nuts
  • Olives
  • Cherries
  • Melons
  • Prunes
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Yogurt
  • Tea
  • Pure water

 
Reference: Purba MB, Kouris-Blazos A, et al. “Skin Wrinkling: Can Food Make a Difference?” Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol.20,No.1, 71-80 (2001)

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