Eat healthy foods to attain anti-ageing goals – Nutritionist

 Mr. Raphael Kwabena Angmortey, the Nutrition Officer of Ada East, has said that beautiful, glowing, and anti-ageing skin is not necessar­ily based on cosmetic products but rather on eating a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Mr. Angmortey told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that most fruits and vegetables, such as blackberries, carrots, and tomatoes, are packed with anti­oxidant properties that delay or prevent ageing and other age-re­lated disorders.

He mentioned that the skin is an outside layer that portrays problems in the internal body, hence the need to tackle and combat skin challenges from the core rather than using lotions, creams, and masks to cure the outer layer.

The Nutrition Officer said that fruits and vegetables contain vitamins that produce collagen, a protein that keeps the skin firm and elastic, protects the skin from sundamage, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, among others

He said fruits and vegetables had numerous other health-pro­moting benefits, such as an­ti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic properties, needed for the entire body to function effectively.

He explained that foods that were rich in vitamin C supported collagen production for smooth and supple skin, adding that their anti-inflammatory properties helped to reduce the signs of ageing.

Mr. Angmortey cautioned against cosmetics, especially bleaching products, being used to reduce anti-ageing and other skin issues. –GNA

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