Sasha DeGersdorff,Senior Editor of Women's Health Magazine, joins Better to discuss foods that help women in fighting age.
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Audra Lowe: If you want to preserve your youthful glow, forget about the plastic surgeon and turn to the nutritionist. Women self magazine came out with the new book called Age Erasers for Women; it reveals the foods that are going to actually help you fight for your right and look and feel amazing. Senior Editor of Women’s Health Sascha DeGersdorff is here and she’s going to highlight a few of those age defying foods. Good to have you here? Sascha DeGersdorff: Thanks for having me. Audra Lowe: So Sascha in the book here there is a lot of different tips that you can use, different types of foods but is this something like a one time deal, you eat this food and your looks are going to be— Sascha DeGersdorff: That would be ideal but no we were actually talking out is working on our diet over a long period of time. Audra Lowe: Okay. Sascha DeGersdorff: We don’t have to do everything everyday but just trying to pay attention to what you eat and try to eat some of this food which will help you, you know hopefully ageless. Audra Lowe: Exactly. Okay so for the lips you talk about walnuts. Is supposed to almonds, how are these work? Sascha DeGersdorff: I supposed almonds, so unlike almonds walnuts have a lot of Omega 3 fatty acids in them and that helps your skin sort of renew itself so we are shedding dead skin cells and create a new ones and Omega 3 is really push that process along. Audra Lowe: Okay. Sascha DeGersdorff: So what you can do to help get rid with those winter chop lips and moving in displaying is a small handful of walnuts everyday or every other day whenever you can work within just maybe five or six a day and will kind of push you along there. Audra Lowe: Great, that sounds good. Okay when it comes to your hair especially shedding hair, when we’re trying to figure out what products do I use cottage cheese? Sascha DeGersdorff: Is very low in calories and very high in protein 14 grams for half cups so we’re fit into your diet and also put a couple of pumpkin seeds on top. Audra Lowe: That’s you have in there. Sascha DeGersdorff: Yup, they are rich in zinc which helps prevent the shedding. Audra Lowe: Got it, okay now skin. Tomatoes are good for the skin. Sascha DeGersdorff: Tomatoes, now a lot of people don’t know and these are obviously raw tomatoes but cook tomatoes are often more nutritious than raw because they release a lot more of a compound called lycopene which can get into your skin and help prevent ultraviolet damage which is can cause skin cancer or wrinkles so try to cook a tomatoes. Audra Lowe: Interesting okay but they have to be cooked. Sascha DeGersdorff: Well you can eat raw, raw is good for you too but for your skin it should be cooked. Audra Lowe: Now it’s can salmon, not just any cold salmon. Sascha DeGersdorff: That’s right, can salmon in water and again we are going to go back to the Omega 3 which research has shown is good for building bone density which is really important for women in particular. Audra Lowe: Right. Sascha DeGersdorff: So try to work some can salmon into your diet it’s lessen mercury and dangerous metals than other big fish tend to have and can is cheaper than fresh a lot of time so it’s a really easy one to kind of working to your diet. Audra Lowe: I also got excited when your producer tell your coming and bringing broccoli on because it’s good for the breast but I realize retinol is a little bit deeper not what I was thinking. How are these good? Sascha DeGersdorff: Good for breast health, now broccoli and specially baby broccoli and I were talking baby here not the mature kind. Is good for breast health it has a compound in it that actually we should shown can prevent breast cancer from going in the first place. So, it’s really, really a good idea and anyone who was concern about breast cancer which all women should be of course. Audra Lowe: Right. Sascha DeGersdorff: You know try to work half cup, a cup in into your diet you know salads wheneve