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Skin ageing linked to nutrition: Study – 5 nutritious summer foods to include in your diet – Times Now

Skin ageing linked to nutrition: Study - 5 nutritious summer foods to include in your diet

Skin ageing linked to nutrition: Study – 5 nutritious summer foods to include in your diet | Photo Credit: Pixabay& 

Key Highlights

  • Good food is the fundamental step to a healthy body
  • Summer can cause harm to the skin and the due to heat and sun damage
  • Nutrition is a great way to keep the skin healthy during every season

New Delhi: Nutrition is the key to a healthy body. The human skin, despite its relevance for aesthetic appeal, is also an indicator of the body’s health. The signs of ageing in a malnourished body appear relatively early as compared to a healthy and nourished body. An article published in PubMed Center called “Diet and Skin Aging—From the Perspective of Food Nutrition” states, “In general, the effect of a high-fat diet is mainly to cause ageing of the skin by causing skin oxidative stress to produce inflammatory damage. Some studies have also shown a close association between sugar and some food processing methods (such as grilling, frying, baking, etc.) with skin ageing, and their mechanisms are related to skin advanced glycation end products. A high-sugar diet, ultraviolet irradiation, and eating barbecued fried foods, lead to the accumulation of AGEs and acceleration of skin ageing. However, strict control of blood sugar for four months can reduce the production of glycosylated collagen by 25%, and low-sugar food prepared by boiling can also reduce the production of AGEs”

Summer superfoods for skin

Here are some foods that can help make your skin glow during the summer season:

  1. Mangoes: Being a rich source of vitamin C, mangoes can boost your body’s collagen production. You can eat it after cutting it up in slices or blend it with other delicious ingredients to prepare a wholesome smoothie for yourself.
  2. Watermelon: This fruit is rich in antioxidants, vitamin A and C which can help keep the skin glowing. Furthermore, it is easy to include in the diet. You can add it to your salad or eat it separately. 
  3. Cucumber: Cucumber has been a popular part of people’s skincare regime. Next time you see a juicy cucumber, don’t think twice before adding it to your diet as it is a great way to hydrate the body as it is rich in fibre and water. 
  4. Coconut water: Who doesn’t love sipping the sweet refreshing water straight out of the coconut? This water is a rich source of vitamins including B2, B3, and C which can benefit the skin greatly by improving its elasticity and reducing fine lines.
  5. Tomatoes: If one is looking for youthful skin, tomatoes are a great way to achieve it. Tomatoes are a rich source of vitamin C. This delicious food can help make your skin healthy by reducing cell damage.

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Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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