Dr. Hoffman’s Top Food Groups to Fabulous and Younger Looking SkinPublished on April 13, 2013 by Hoffman, James
While glowing and youthful-looking skin could be achieved on the outside with Dr. James Hoffman through Minneapolis minimally-invasive procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers, revitalizing your skin from the inside can also be done through proper diet and nutrition.
Read on below for Dr. Hoffman’s list of top food items that you need to include on your next grocery shopping to enjoy skin that not only glows but optimum overall health at the same time.
Say hello to these wrinkle-fighting, sun-protecting, and skin-hydrating food sources!
Fresh and Juicy Group
This food group is an excellent source of Vitamin C which fights the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Keep in mind that your body could not store Vitamin C hence you need to top up your vitamin stores on a daily basis. Oranges, lime, lemon, and grapefruit are the top examples of the wrinkle-fighting group. If you’re wondering how Vitamin C contributes to younger looking skin, it actually helps in keeping your skin’s collagen strong, supple and resilient.
Firm and Bright Group
You’ve probably read or heard about antioxidants and their role in delaying aging. For skin aging, foods rich in antioxidants are the firm and bright ones — tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and cantaloupe. With these type of foods added to your daily diet, you are assured of a steady supply of antioxidants to fight off free radicals. Free radicals refer to highly reactive molecules which largely influence skin dryness and wrinkle formation.
Dark and Green Group
It doesn’t really matter whether they’re eaten raw, cooked, steamed, fresh or frozen; dark green vegetables deliver hefty amounts of Vitamin A. This vitamin plays a huge role in promoting cell growth and preventing your skin from becoming tough, scaly, and dry. The next time you’re wondering what you should have for dinner, choose kale, broccoli, spinach, and turnip greens.
Smoothing and Soothing Group
A potent antioxidant such as EGCG is excellent for delaying aging as a result of frequent sun exposure and inflammatory conditions such as acne. Which food items are rich in ECGG? All kinds of tea! So brew a full teapot of green, white or black tea each morning and have a few sips throughout the day.
If you’d like to know more about looking and feeling younger in Minneapolis, call us at 651.686.4548 or fill out this online contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoffman. We look forward to your visit!