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      Skip the botox, make these diet changes to look younger!

      Botox may be touted as the miracle cure for wrinkles but why go in for Botox when these dietary changes can make you look and feel youthful. First, let’s get to the root of what causes aging. Over a period of time, your skin’s major proteins collagen and elastin stop performing as effectively as they did when you were younger. As time passes, the skin also loses its abilities to fight damaging oxygen-containing free radical molecules, these are naturally generated in your cells with age.

      Load up on the Vitamin C

      Vitamin C is a wonderful nutrient that gives you many advantages, it not only fights the free radicals that harm your skin, it also helps your enzymes generate collage and reduce wrinkles. It also protects your skin from the ultra-violet rays of the sun that promote aging. Increase the content of fruits and veggies in your diet as these contain good amounts of Vitamin C.

      Cut down on your sugar

      Sugary foods are highly dangerous for the health of your skin. A high sugar diet has the tendency to wreck havoc on your collagen and elastin fibers and they lose their elasticity. The result is wrinkles and sagging skin. To make your skin look younger, replace sugary foods with natural ones such as grapes, oranges and other fruits.

      Eat more collagen rich foods

      Animal foods such as poultry and meat are rich in protein. This is then broken into amino acids and once your body absorbs them, they are reassembled to fulfil your protein requirements by generating  hormones, enzymes and the collagen.  

      Go for Linoleic Acid

      Linoleic acid is the fatty acid that our skin is the richest in and helps to prevent the thinning of skin that makes wrinkles more obvious. Our body does not produce linoleic acid on its own and therefore foods rich in this must be consumed. Such foods include walnuts, soybean oil, canola oil, almonds and edamame.


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