Roseta1386 asked The Doctors what she should eat and drink for more youthful, glowing skin. Liz and The Doctors reveal the delicious edibles that can help protect against aging, sun damage and reduce fine lines.
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Delicious Edibles Against Aging Dr. Travis Stork: Our next question come to us from produce TheDoctors.com Roseta wrote us to ask, what should we eat and drink to get better skin? And that’s actually answered in the April issue Prevention magazine. Liz Vaccariello: I love this question because we all we want to know how we can do something we love which eat and get something we want, which is pretty skin, So we have something called the pretty skin diet and the latest issue of prevention answer “everybody get out a piece of paper because we’re going to give you a little grocery list for a glowing complexion. Dr. Drew Ordon: Is not this stuff? Liz Vaccariello: It doesn’t involve salty foods or Chinese food. The first food surprised me, romane lettuce. I love this because I have a salad every night. Six leaves of romane lettuce gives you enough vitamin A for your entire daily value. A vitamin A is good because it revitalizes our skin, it increases cell turn over. It contains potassium and vitamin K which are good for vascular health. Dr. Jim Sears: Well I’ve got tomatoes here. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene. It’s one of those phytochemicals that are so good for you. It actually protects you against aging and there is a study that showed people ate five tablespoons of lycopene rich tomato paste for three months straight daily and after the end of that they had a couple of effects, 25% better protection against sun, sun damage as well as it boosted their collagen levels in their skin which helps prevent that sagging. So, lycopene in tomatoes is really good for you. Dr. Drew Ordon: And strawberries loaded in vitamin C that means fewer fine lines. Vitamin C has been shown to help with your lines. There’s something in strawberries called Ellagic acid which actually helps rebuild strong elastin which means tight, good for looking skin like yours. Dr. Lisa Masterson: I’ve got something even better for you. True because and this is really going to make you feel pretty. Strawberries dipped in dark chocolate. Oh yeah, there’s nothing better than that to make you fell pretty. And has to be dark chocolate because the flavor, that’s in the coco, they actually help make your skin much smoother and softer. The actually showed studies were woman that they drink a half cup of coco a day, so get your little hot chocolate on. This can really increase the circulation in your skin. But just have to be careful of the sugar because that’s going to counteract everything. So, you can have your coco and your chocolate covered --. Dr. Travis Stork: But real coco. Meaning that, just the sugary version, real coco, real dark chocolate coco and obviously in moderation because chocolate is high in calories. And you know what, one of the reasons why this can’t be high sugar beverages because high sugar content–people eat too much processed sugar actually damages your elastin and collagen, we’ve been using that word often. That is structure under your skin. That is what keep things nice and tight and beautiful but what you can do, fill it up with complex carbohydrates. Make you pasta whole grain, whole wheat pastas as well as you breads. And that will actually help decreased that laxity, that processed sugars cause. Liz Vaccariello: The closer the nature you get the better for your skin. Dr. Travis Stork: Thank you for this great tips. I love it.

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