TIFFANY'S ANTI- AGING DIET
Updated: Oct 10, 2018
5 wrinkle fighting diet tips that keep your skin from aging.
Did you know approximately 60% of women between the ages of 21 and 65 said they would rather have a younger looking face than a younger looking body? Having a degree in Nutrition I have always said the key to aging gracefully is simple: Eat healthy. The thing is, most people still don’t really know what healthy even means. Here is a quick guide to keep your skin looking it’s best.
The #1 cause of aging is without a doubt too much time in the sun. The sun kills healthy skin cells permanently and decreases the body’s ability to heal the damage done by the sun. The best way to fight this free radical damage is to have a healthy dose of antioxidants in your diet every day. Antioxidant-rich foods protect your skin from sun damage AND can reverse some of the signs of aging! Some of my favorites are blackberries, blueberries, kiwi and 72% cocoa chocolate (lucky me).
2. Cut out processed foods that create inflammation.
Inflammation is second only to sun damage as a primary cause of again skin. Processed foods, sugar, gluten and diary are all foods that create inflammation in the skin and over time create those tiny lines you start to see around the eyes, mouth and forehead. If you replace processed foods with fresh foods your skin will go from dry, lined and puffy to hydrated, smooth and no puff! No processed foods ladies, I can’t say this one enough!
3. Good fats.
Keeping your skin really hydrated is one of the best ways to prevent dry skin and wrinkles. Omega fatty acids 3, 6, and 9 found in healthy fats and oils are extremely important because they become part of the skin’s cells and give the skin that flexible bounce back quality. Foods like olive oil, avocado and salmon are all great choices to be sure to get your “good fats". I am sure to eat at least 1/2 avocado every single day with breakfast or lunch.
4. Good proteins.
Another cause of wrinkles is the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. Amino acids can help rebuild and repair the damage. To be sure to get my good proteins in I like freshly sliced deli turkey, organic farm raised chicken, wild (not farm raised) fish, organic farm raised eggs, and seaweed (a great excuse for some good sushi). If you eat a plant based diet other suggestions are whole grain rice, chia seeds, watercress and kidney beans. I can’t leave the vegans out!
5. Leafy green vegetables.
Tr Give this fresh foods only diet a try and I promise you after just a few weeks you will see your skin change sooo much for the better! ! f my clients love it because it makes it easier to get their greens in every day. You can be sure to juice once a day or get yours by including leafy greens in every meal...yes, even breakfast.
Follow my anti-aging diet for just one week and you will begin to see the connection between a healthy diet and radiant skin.