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Diet for Healthy, Youthful Skin 

Diet for Healthy, Youthful Skin
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Diet for Healthy, Youthful Skin
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Jeanette Jacknin

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199907922.003.0001
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date: 01 June 2020

Dietary choices are an important part of the dermatologic patient’s environment and influence which genes are turned on and which genes are turned off.This chapter discusses how the healthy skin diet which incorporates: a low glycemic, anti-inflammatory, Mediterranean style diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low glycemic whole grains, legumes, monounsaturated fats such as olive oil, and a fatty acid ratio higher in omega 3 than in omega 6 fatty acids.The healthy skin diet also must be rich in antioxidants which help reduce the chronic inflammation that is associated with aging of the skin and the development of wrinkles, sagging, and discoloration.

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