Dr Oz: Anti-Aging Diet
Dr. Oz asked his audience to look in a mirror and write down their biggest aging complaint. He then worked with a dermatologist and anti-aging food researcher to come up with a 7-day anti-aging diet to improve your appearance and boost your self confidence.
We learned that it really is true that you are what you eat because it shows up on your skin whether you’re eating a healthy diet or an unhealthy diet. Kristin Kirkpatrick explained that she’s passionate about anti-aging diets because “food is nature’s skin cream.” She said so many of her patients spend money on expensive creams, but if they’re not eating a proper diet, they’re not going to get the results they’re hoping for.
Dr Oz: Pumpkin Seeds Help Redness + Salmon For Dry Skin
The first thing Dr. Oz wanted to talk about was red skin. Kristin explained that redness is one of the main culprits they’re seeing from a lack of vitamins and minerals from a really bad diet. Kristin shared that pumpkin seeds are one of the best foods in the world for people suffering from red skin because they’re high in zinc. Zinc works to decrease inflammation and reduce blemishes, but be sure to buy unshelled seeds. She recommended eating a quarter of a cup a few times a week.
Another anti-aging complaint was dry skin and to help with that, Kristin recommended you consume salmon because the Omega-3 Fatty Acids help to moisturize skin and keep its elasticity. She said the fats moisturize everything, including your hair.
Dr Oz: Vitamin C To Reverse Skin Damage
Next, Dawn said she had issues with wrinkles and has tried creams, but hasn’t had much success. The good news is that Dr. Ellen Marmur, a dermatologist, said she can reverse some of the sun damage that has been to her skin. Vitamin C can stop free radicals that can cause damaged skin and peppers are one of the best sources of it. Dr. Marmur said peppers are actually fruits because they have seeds, so they’re a great option for vitamin C, as well as strawberries and pineapple.
Dr Oz: Cucumbers For Under-Eye Bags
Dr. Oz then wanted some anti-aging advice for himself, saying that he suffers from under-eye bags. Dr. Marmur said the eye skin is thinner than the rest and as you age, it loses elasticity, causing wrinkles. A good solution is to drink a lot of water, and you can also add cucumbers to your water. You should drink eight glasses of it a day and you could even stick some cucumber slices on your eyes.