vitamin-c-wrinkles.jpg According to researchers, the intake of food rich in vitamin C can keep wrinkles at bay. This was found in one of the first studies on the impact of nutrients from foods rather than supplements on the aging of skin. This study was conducted by researchers from Unilever.

Research Highlights
a. Data from a comprehensive health study conducted in the United States between 1971 and 1974, known as NHANES I, was analyzed by researchers.
b. Subjects were about 4,025 women between the ages of 40 and 74.
c. All subjects had their skin evaluated for wrinkling and other aspects of skin aging.
d. The women also had to complete a 24-hour recall survey where they listed the foods they ate in a particular day.
e. Other factors likely to influence skin aging, like sun exposure and smoking, were taken into account.
f. The effects of vitamin C and linoleic acid were then independently associated with skin aging.
g. It was seen that maintaining a low vitamin C diet led to faster wrinkling and aging-related skin dryness.
h. Higher intake of linoleic acid was also associated with reduced
age-related dryness and thinning of the skin.