SheFinds posted “6 Foods You Should Eat This Week To Tighten Sagging Skin” featuring Dr. Purvisha Patel.
The article includes Dr. Patel‘s expert commentary on the effects of nutrition on skin.
Never underestimate the benefits of healthy eating. It’s transformative–and not just of your waistline, but of every aspect of your body as well, including the largest organ: your skin.
Signs of aging such as sagging skin may be reversible if you adopt a healthier diet. These foods can encourage the production of elastin and collagen, aka the stuff that helps your skin retain it’s youthful shape and fullness. Isn’t that what everyone really wants?
Foods containing vitamin C. All three doctors we spoke to promoted this powerful vitamin for improving skin’s appearance. “Citrus fruits and dark green vegetables are high in vitamin C an important part of the collagen production cycle,” Dr. Patel explains. “Vitamin C helps lysine and proline form collagen and is also a potent antioxidant that prevents free radicles from breaking down collagen and elastin.” A skin super food!
Foods containing zinc. “Oysters, nuts and whole grains contain zinc, a mineral needed in collagen production,” Dr. Patel tells us.
Garlic. “Sulfur-containing food like garlic (which also has lipoic acid and taurine) help make collagen,” Dr. Patel explains.