Wednesday, October 17, 2007

An Orange a Day Keeps the Wrinkles Away

A new study shows that people who eat foods rich in vitamin C have fewer wrinkles than those whose diets contained little of the vitamin.
British scientists examined links between nutrient intake and skin ageing in 4,025 women aged 40-74 years using data from the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. All the women had extensive dermatologic examinations designed to evaluate skin wrinkling and other aspects of skin ageing and also completed a survey listing all the foods they ate in a particular day.

Ageing of the skin was defined as having a wrinkled appearance, senile dryness and skin atrophy.

The study by nutritional epidemiologist Maeve C Cosgrove and other researchers found that those who ate plenty of Vitamin C-rich foods had fewer wrinkles than people whose diets contained little of the vitamin. "Vitamin C is an antioxidant that has been shown to play a role in the synthesis of collagen, the protein that helps keep skin elastic. Our findings add evidence to a predominately supplement and topical application-based hypothesis that what we eat affects our skin-ageing appearance," according to Cosgrove. Read more
Our Paleolithic ancestors ate a more vitamin C-rich diet than modern humans do. Since vitamin is non-toxic and cheap, taking supplements is probably beneficial or at worst, a waste of a little money.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been taking fenugreek and massaging for about three months... is it a good time to stop? and will they remain this size permenantly? I still want them to enlarge even more.

Caitlin MacKenna said...

Switch to another breast enlargement herb for awhile.

Anonymous said...

Taking Fenugreek and massaging with it has helped my breast enlargement. I want to switch to continue the affect... Which herb comes the closest to fenugreek that will create the same result?

Caitlin MacKenna said...

Saw palmetto is a proven breast enlargement herb. It just takes longer to work than fenugreek.

Barbie said...

What do you think of the liquid extract version?

Caitlin MacKenna said...

I've never tried orange extract.

Barbie said...

Not orange extract. Liquid Fenugreek extract that is available at Whole Foods.

Caitlin MacKenna said...

Extracts are generally good because they're concentrated and are usually standardized.

Anonymous said...

hey i`m 50 years old &in a paramenopause stage bust size r 34a will this fenugreek work to enlarge since so long i`ve been trying different products but no result
secondlycan a pulp of fenugreek that is mashing it after boiling &little almond oil mixing these two &massaging it will it do or only water extract should be taken should these extracts be warm?how long will i get the result my height is 5.5 weight 67

Anonymous said...

hey i`m 50 yrs old &in paramenopause my size is 34 height 5.5 weight 67 since so long been using other remedies but no result
boiled mashed fenugreek pulp &almond oil massage will work to me till what extent &how much size shall increase can this so called pulp do or only water extract be taken should this extract or pulp be warm? how long will it take for me to get the result?

Anonymous said...

already left the comment yaar

Caitlin MacKenna said...

If you're talking about using the pulp from making fenugreek tea that you've drunk, I suppose you could do that. I would think that you would prefer it to be warm.

Anonymous said...

hi, your page has amazing facts, im giving it a try, im currently taking 8 capules a day, i'm 22 and think i'm a 'AA' should i b taking more or doing something else as well, plz help!

Anonymous said...

Should i drink fenugreek tea warm or cold? I have done mastitis surgery to my right breast and its become smaller than left breast. I have started drinking fenugreek tea two times and massaging 1 time is it ok?

Caitlin MacKenna said...

I think the tea would taste better hot, but I've never drunk iced fenugreek tea. It may be great. Your routine sounds fine although you might want to massage twice daily.