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Wrinkle cure

by Medindia Content Team on  September 3, 2001 at 10:48 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
Wrinkle cure
As the saying goes - you are what you eat! Experts have now learned that other factors beyond genetics account for aging discrepancies - they may be diet and vitamin-related.
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A nutrition-poor diet, in particular one lacking in vitamins A, C, E and folic acid, is detrimental to skin. One of the most important vitamins to skin is also one of the most common: C. As one of three anti-oxidants, Vitamin C hinders the production of a chemical called arachidonic acid which can lead to the formation of wrinkles. Vitamin C can easily be added to a diet by consuming more Vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, tomatoes, and red bell peppers.

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There are also foods that should be removed from one's diet in order to prevent aging. Sugar damages skin by causing collagen to cross-link, making skin stiff and inflexible. Other foods that should be avoided include red meat, potatoes, corn, peas and pastas.

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