What can I eat to look younger?
I looked in the mirror this morning and I swear my laugh lines are getting deeper and saggier by the day! I already apply a wrinklefighting night cream before I go to sleep—could a diet tweak help too? A:
For firmer, supple-looking skin, we suggest a two-pronged approach:
(1) Sip 1 cup of bone broth daily.
This liquid gold contains hyaluronic
acid. Though the compound is usually applied topically, when ingested, it helps maintain skin’s moisture and promotes a youthful glow. In one study, subjects saw a 14% decrease in dryness after just three weeks.
(2) Snack on 1⁄4 cup of pomegranate seeds or sip 4 oz. of unsweetened 100% pomegranate juice daily. The antioxidants and ellagic acid in pomegranate boost the production of skin-firming collagen, reducing redness and speeding the growth of skin cells. The result: Enjoying the fruit can reduce the appearance of wrinkles by 26% in 30 days, and women start seeing results after just five days.
I lost 23 pounds on keto, but I have a family history of heart disease. Is keto safe long-term?
Congrats on your weight loss! We hear your concerns, but there’s no reason to worry about keto hurting your heart. In fact, a small tweak to the plan can actually improve your heart health: Simply incorporate more Mediterranean-style fats, like salmon, tuna, olive oil, nuts and seeds, into your meals. These foods deliver omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to prevent fat from being converted into harmful triglycerides. The payoff: This type of eating plan has been shown to decrease triglycerides by 42% and lower heart disease risk by 30%.
Another boon: Adding more Mediterranean fats to your diet can help you slim even faster. In one study, subjects eating more of these picks trimmed 4" from their waists, 3" from their hips and 11⁄2" from their thighs in just six weeks. To get the perks, enjoy at least two servings of these foods daily.