Q. Are there any foods that cause wrinkles?
A. You will be surprised to know that there are plenty of foods that cause wrinkles. Almost anything and everything that contains a lot of sugar doesn’t qualify as anti-wrinkle foods. Even processed meats, fatty foods and alcohol can result in wrinkles all over your face. Ditch those doughnuts, hot dogs and sadly, your favorite pepperoni pizza.
Q. What type of cooking oil should I use in my anti-aging diet?
A. When it comes to an anti-aging diet, steer clear of vegetable oils such as sunflower oil, soy oil and corn oil - they have bad Omega -3/-6 ratio that can a dangerous effect your skin. Instead, choose oils that are high in monounsaturated fatty acids such as extra virgin olive oil, macadamia nut oil and coconut oil. These oils are rich in antioxidants and boast of anti-inflammatory properties.
Q. I have heard that there are many beneficial anti-aging herbs that you can incorporate in your diet too. Is that true?
A. Oh yes! There are plenty of herbs that prevent aging - basil, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, clove, thyme and oregano to name a few. All these herbs work against wrinkles, provide UV protection and improve your skin’s collagen levels. Their refreshing taste is only an added benefit.
Q. What should I drink when I am following an anti-aging diet? Is alcohol allowed?
A. You should limit your alcohol consumption to a minimum, especially when your diet includes only anti-aging foods. But, don’t be disheartened. You don’t have to avoid drinks completely. There are several other anti-aging drinks available for your consumption - green tea, beetroot juice, carrot juice and coffee.
Q. Most food diets require you to skip breakfast completely. Do I have to do the same when I am on an anti-aging diet too?
A. Anti-aging diet is unlike any other fad diets - it doesn’t require you to skip breakfast. Eggs, blueberries, oatmeal and green tea are examples of some of the best natural anti-aging foods that you can include in your breakfast. Apart from slowing down your aging process, these foods will also boost your energy levels.
Q. To be honest, my diet is quite healthy. I consume all types of fruits and vegetables. But, are there any specific anti-aging vegetables that you would recommend?
A. There is no dearth of anti-aging vegetables that you can incorporate into your diet. But, some of the most recommended ones are Kale, Eggplant, Tomato and Brussels Sprouts. Of course, these slow down the aging process but we aren’t lying when we say that their consumption will even be beneficial for your body. The antioxidants in them will prevent wrinkles and also kill the growth of any harmful, cancerous cells.