Tips on how to reduce wrinkles.
Antioxidants are chemical compounds that break this chain by supplying electrons to mollify free radicals. Foods made from plants are rich sources of antioxidants, which include vitamins A, C and E, plus color-bearing compounds such as beta-carotene and anthocyanins.
Antioxidants work best when combined. Filling your plate every day with a variety of deep-colored fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts and legumes, is the most effective way to add them in your diet.
The fats and oils that are most helpful for reducing wrinkles come in the form of omega-3 fatty acids. These are abundant in oily fish such as tuna, salmon, herring and sardines. Good vegetarian sources include almonds, walnuts, flaxseed and sunflower seeds and oil.
All the trace minerals needed for good health, two have particular value in reducing wrinkles. One is selenium. As an antioxidant, selenium neutralizes electron-hungry free radicals before they can damage skin cells. According to some sources, it also restores skin elasticity
The second mineral is copper. Copper is essential to the formation of collagen and elastin, those two important skin tissue proteins.
Some beverages are known for their antioxidant appeal. Among them are coffee, cocoa and tea. Recent studies show that green and white tea are superior in delivering antioxidants and hold potential for reducing wrinkles.
The jury is still out regarding soy foods and their value in reversing wrinkles. Arguing in its favor: Soybeans contain high-quality protein and plant compounds called isoflavones, some of which are recognized antioxidants. In some studies, soy isoflavones were also shown to help grow collagen.
How much sleep you get can make a night-and-day difference in the formation of wrinkles. During sleep, the body secretes Human Growth Hormone (HGH). As the name suggests, HGH works to maintain healthy growth of all body tissues, the skin included.
It may sound simplistic, but "don't worry, be happy" could be an effective antidote to wrinkles. Stress can thin and weaken skin. Weaker skin is less able to resist the pull of gravity.
Also, excessive, exaggerated facial expressions like frowns and scowls can aggravate or deepen wrinkles. All combined, an anxious, aggressive approach to life can increase wrinkles. So worrying about wrinkles may actually make them worse.
Culled from How stuffworks.com.
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