Maya Roseman explains: How can wrinkles be avoided?

Do not be afraid of wrinkles: What is collagen? The same protein found in facial preparations that some of us use. What is it responsible for, how is it consumed properly, and how does it all relate to diet? Dr. Maya Roseman, 103FM’s expert dietitian explained to listeners on her show.

“Collagen is the most common protein in our body,” Roseman told listeners. “It makes up no less than a third of all the proteins we are made of, and when it comes to facial skin – 80% of the proteins in the skin are collagen,” she added.

“The body produces collagen, because it is the connective tissue between the cells in the skin, it is the ligaments and tendons, and also the cartilage. The body produces collagen according to the amount it needs, and from the age of 30 or so, there is a decrease in the amount of collagen produced.” And as for wrinkles? Roseman explained: “Because collagen gives the skin its volume, if there is a decrease in its levels while the amount of skin remains – the skin loses the volume, and this causes wrinkles.”

Preserving the facial skin, illustration (Photo: Ing Image)
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“Vitamin C deficiency causes a decrease in collagen production, so if you do not eat enough fresh vegetables it causes weak skin and the appearance of wrinkles earlier than necessary. Collagen is a very simple protein, which the body easily produces from other proteins eaten in food. If the diet is wrong and lacks protein in the diet, “Then the body has nothing to produce the collagen, just as it has nothing to produce the muscles (weakness), the immune system, the hair (hair loss), and the rest of the body tissues,” she continued.

“But, can taking collagen help prevent wrinkles or hair loss?”, Roseman asked the listeners, and was quick to answer: “Probably not. The studies that have been done in this area are very few, and indicate that taking collagen can supposedly help the elasticity and elasticity of the skin, but, the body produces the collagen exactly the amount it uses, produces the amount it needs, no more, and no less if There is no lack of protein in the menu “.

So what should be done? Roseman explained: “Eating a balanced diet is all it takes. Make sure there is enough protein, eggs, legumes, and there is no vitamin C deficiency that can be found in fresh vegetables and fruits.”

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