The NHANES study looked at the diets of 32,000 Americans for ten years and then compared the diets to a wide range of health issues including heart disease, cancers and heart disease. When it looked at aging, I was thrilled to read that they looked at the links between diet and wrinkles. I’ve posted the impact of vitamin C, linoleic acid, andfat in an effort to come up with a true beauty diet. I found it especially interesting that as carb intake went up, so did the number of wrinkles. Its good to know, but what type of carbs?
The NHANES study did not differentiate between well-known bad actors like cookies, mac and cheese, pizza and “healthy carbs” like barley, whole wheart bread, rice or even fruits. I didn’t know … Continue Reading… →
This week Fashion Flash is hosted by The Shoe Dish – an incredible site devoted to footwear. Now I like to think I have a black belt in shopping, but The Shoe Dish introduced me to new styles and brands that I never knew existed. For example, on The Shoe Dish I found a pair of back kitten heel D’orsay pumps that were as comfortable as they were sexy. Wore them last week to a reception and it was the first time in years I didn’t limp home.
Recognition of the impact of biotin on nails led me to think about other ways nutrition can affect skin health. There are of course dozens of food based beauty claims, like salmon, berries and olive oil hold the key to beautiful skin. Are there any respected peer-reviewed studies that show what if any foods can affect how your skin ages?
The short answer is yes. And the most impressive data comes from the iconic National Helath and Education study (NHANES). This massive ( 32,000 adults) nationwide study examined food intakes and evaluated them in terms of many health problems like heart disease, cancer, and blood pressure, and fortuneately for us, skin aging.
NHANES looked at three key signs of aging — wrinkles, dryness, and saging. Their conclusions sent me running to the … Continue Reading… →