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Menu that slows down aging process

The appearance of our skin depends on what we eat

If you want your skin to look better and healthier, start by holding a diet with a special menu. This is what recommends Nicholas Perricone, a dermatologist at the University of Michigan.This diet influences the reduction of the damaged surface layers of the skin that occur due to the effects of free radicals.

The menu is not focused primarily on the loss of a large amount of weight, but it is good for strengthening the immune system, as well as slowing the aging process of the skin.  Perricone`s diet involves taking foods rich in antioxidants, proteins, and essential oils.

You should eat cereals from whole grains, oats, legumes, as well as large amounts of fruits and vegetables. It is advisable to take avocados, berries, melons, peppers, as well as many green vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, peas.

From proteins, you should take eggs and turkey without skin. As a good antioxidant, he recommends salmon, but if you have a limited budget, a good replacement is other species of fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Milk should be avoided which means you can only eat cheese and drink yogurt with low-fat content.

Replace vegetable oil with olive, and avoid saturated fats. You should avoid bread, alcohol, potatoes, rice, and fast food because they badly affect the skin, but also increase weight. Don`t use them because they contain a large number of additives and carbohydrates.
To keep skin healthy and shiny during the day, you should drink eight to ten glasses of water. A cup of green or black tea is OK.

 EXAMPLE MENU

menuBREAKFAST:

A glass of water, an omelet of two eggs, 125 g of cooked oats, 75 g of berries or three slices of melon

LUNCH: 150g grilled fish, 200 g of green salad topped with olive oil, a slice of melon, a glass of water

SNACK: apple or pear, 180 ml of yogurt, 50 g pumpkin seeds, a glass of water

DINNER: 150 g grilled fish, 200 g lettuce, 125 g steamed  green vegetables  (Broccoli, asparagus, spinach), a slice of melon, a glass of water

For more information visit:

  1. http://www.webmd.com/
  2. https://www.nih.gov/
  3. http://www.everydayhealth.com/

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