Cellular aging skin is related to the proper functioning of the antioxidant defense systems of the body, which is formed by various enzymes, vitamins and antioxidants without vitamin activity substances, but also act as antioxidants. As experts say, the antioxidant vitamins are vitamins A (beta carotene), which favor the correct renewal of skin cells and produce a good pigmentation to ultraviolet radiation; C (ascorbic acid) which facilitates healing by producing collagen and E (tocopherol).
- A diet too rich in fats and sugars promotes aging
” Antioxidants without vitamin activity are, for example, other carotenoids, various vitamin A, such as lycopene ” explains Luis Miguel Luengo, Area Nutrition Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition . A list adding other compounds such as polyphenols (flavonoids).
Foods containing vitamin A are those fruits and vegetables which have orange or reddish colors, as known carrot. Also in others such as tomato, persimmon or apricot. Food animals are found in the liver or yolk.
“Vitamin C is found primarily in fresh soy, guava, gooseberry, cabbages, peppers, kiwi, strawberry and citrus (orange, grapefruit and lemon),” he explains.
As for vitamin E, it is contained in vegetable oils (sunflower) and nuts.
Tomato in all its variants (fried or crushed tomatoes) is the food that contains more lycopene and processed foods that some tomato sauce is added. Meanwhile, polyphenols (flavonoids) are present in grapes , especially the tinta- cherry, apple and green tea.
With all this, “gazpacho gazpacho or two dishes that would incorporate several of these foods and not too caloric.”
Aquilino García, National Food vocal of the General Council of Official Colleges of Pharmacists, as antioxidants include green leafy vegetables, cabbage and broccoli sprouts all. Also legumes, oily fish (rich in omega 3 fatty acids) and oil seeds.
BETTER THAN CRUDE COOKED
The best way to consume these fruits and vegetables, so that they retain all their properties, raw. Also avoided “all forms of cooking foods that enhance nutrient oxidation and free radicals , such as some types of smoked treatments at high temperatures and frying with very waste oil already rancidity or oxidized” It indicates Luengo.
Aquilino García adds that a diet too rich in fats and sugars promotes aging. “When too much red meat consumed, sausages, processed, and alcohol products, oxidative stress, which reduces collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid occurs, resulting in premature wrinkling and skin spots”.
Further it suggests avoiding smoking because significantly accelerates aging, reducing elasticity and resulting in a dull skin tone.
Given what foods are antioxidants and what forms of cooking are preferable, the national voice warns of the importance not to overdo when eating. ” Excess energy is related to cell aging, having shown that caloric restriction generates less oxidative stress”.