March 29, 2012Vitamins and minerals are irreplaceable ingredients for keeping healthy, youthful skin... in your diet as well as your skin cream! Researchers in the United Kingdom found that diets rich in vitamin C and omega-6 linoleic acid reduce the appearance of wrinkled, dry skin. The study examined the relationship between food-based nutrients and the appearance of aging skin using dietary and lifestyle information gathered between 1971 and 1974 on more than 30,000 Americans. The study found women with lower intakes of vitamin C in their diets were found to have the highest incidence of wrinkled appearance and dryness. Dietary intake of linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid found in nuts, whole grains, most vegetable oils, eggs and poultry, was also associated with more youthful skin. The study also found that higher intakes of fat and carbohydrates had the opposite effect: A 17-gram increase in fat and a 50-gram increase in carbohydrate intakes increased the likelihood of a dry, wrinkled appearance. More information on the effect of diet on skin has recently come into focus:
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