Many people today are looking for ways to minimize the impact of aging skin. Perhaps one of the most natural ways to remain healthy, and slow the signs of aging, involves a carefully selected diet. The Mediterranean diet is generally acknowledged to be a solid way to reduce health risks, and may keep you feeling and looking younger longer. But, is the Mediterranean diet right for everyone? Dr. Bradford Patt has provided information below that takes a closer look.
Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet
Wondering if the Mediterranean diet is right for you? It pays to look carefully at the benefits to determine whether changing dietary habits will produce worthwhile health benefits, as well as minimize aging skin. Research into the benefits of a Mediterranean diet suggests there are several worthwhile advantages to consider.
- Heart Health- The Mediterranean diet provides a significantly reduced risk of heart disease. Using anti-inflammatory foods like olive oil, for example, improves overall health and reduces cardiac events by as much as 45 percent.
- Promotes Weight Control- The diet controls weight naturally by limiting the intake of unhealthy fats and reducing the dependency on carbohydrates. Focusing on consuming fish, vegetables, and fruit rather than red meats promotes weight loss or helps maintain a healthy weight.
- Reduces the Incidence of Cancer- Proponents of the Mediterranean diet suggest the foods included in the diet tend to fight cancer at the cellular level. Fruits, vegetables, and even wine are often cited by studies as being important in battling cancers.
- Anti-Aging Effects– When looking for anti-aging skin strategies, diets rich in antioxidants play an important role, and can become a natural part of a healthy skincare regimen. A great deal of research concludeds that the Mediterranean diet may slow the aging process due to antioxidant foods like dark olives, red wines, vegies and fruits.
Of course, there are other benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet; and discussing those benefits with a health care professional can help determine if the diet would, indeed, be an excellent choice to meet your specific needs.
The Mediterranean Diet’s Effects on Aging Skin
While aging skin can be successfully combated with surgical and non-surgical advanced techniques, like a facelift or an Ultherapy® procedure, a Mediterranean diet could help compliment any procedure to slightly postpone the signs of aging, and help keep your skin naturally rejuvenated. Dr. Bradford Patt of the Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery not only provides patients with several advanced anti-aging procedures, he also provides educational skincare tips and professional recommendations during your consultation.