Dr Oz: Guava Wrinkle Remedy
Dr.z Oz was sharing tips and tricks on his show for defy aging and save money doing so through what you eat. The first topic he tackled was wrinkles.
So what should you eat that will help get rid of and prevent wrinkles? Guava. Dr. Oz explained that the vitamin C in guava helps with collagen. Collagen is underneath the skin and as we age, collagen gets weaker causing age spots and wrinkles. The vitamin C in guava acts as a re-builder, so Dr. Oz suggested eating two cups of guava per week.
Dr. Oz: Tomatoes Prevent Sun Damage
When it comes to protecting your skin from the sun, Dr. Oz explained that you need to find a food that fights off sun damage. So what is that food? Tomatoes!
Tomatoes have lycopene which helps resist the effects of UV radiation. The collagen in our skin is broken down when UV rays hit it. The skin becomes susceptible to age spots or wrinkles when collagen bonds are broken. If you eat lycopene, then it acts like handcuffs, bonding your skin together and protecting it.
To protect yourself from sun damage, Dr. Oz suggested that you eat 1 1/2 tomatoes each day. For an additional boost, try sauteing the tomatoes in olive oil, which will help the lycopene absorb into the body more readily. And of course, don’t forget to use sunscreen every day.
Dr. Oz: Toasted Wheat Germ Fights Redness
So what food will help fight redness? Dr. Oz shared that we should be eating toasted wheat germ every day.
Wheat germ has a ton of zinc in it which is an incredible anti-inflammatory that combats redness and helps our liver. The liver helps to fight off toxins and aging in our body. Zinc helps the liver repair itself.
Half a cup of wheat germ in your diet per day will help combat redness. Be sure to look for toasted on the label and add it to things like salad. “You’re complaining about a skin problem,” Dr. Oz said. “I see a symptom. Take advantage of it.”
Dr. Oz: Trout Omega-3’s for Dry Skin
Dry skin can make us look older so what food will help fight dryness? Trout!
Trout is rich in omega-3’s and just 1-2 two ounce servings of it per week will help rebuild the fats of the skin. As for how to cook it, Dr. Oz suggested either grilling it or boiling it.
All of these are easy changes we can make to our diets to help keep us looking young and feeling confident.