A DOCTOR has revealed the foods that he believes are key to helping you look at least ten years younger.
As age keeps knocking on our front door, many people are searching for the best way to keep their skin looking flawless and youthful.
Dr Eric Berg believes that he manages to keep the years at bay by eating anti-aging foods such as saturated fats, foods with lots of Vitamin A and foods with Vitam
“Take a wild guess of what you should be eating more of, that’s right, cholesterol and saturated fats,” Dr Berg claimed.
“The exact things they tell you not to eat.
“If you go on a low-fat diet, you start getting old very fast.”
He explained that cholesterol and saturated fat foods consist of butter, salami, bacon, cheese, cakes and similar items.
Dr Berg, 55, is a health educator and chiropractor who says he is an expert in healthy keto and intermittent fasting.
He exaggerates the importance of eating as much cholesterol and saturated fats as possible.
“Fifty percent of our cell membrane is cholesterol,” he continued.
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“We need it from our diet, it also helps you make bile to help you digest the fat that you’re eating, especially to extract the fat-soluble vitamins out of that fat.
“Cholesterol is needed to make hormones because as you know you get older you lose your hormones, you look older right?
“Make sure the food that precursors the raw material for your hormones is there — very important.”
Dr Berg states that all skin types need vitamin A, which he believes is the essential anti-aging fat-soluble vitamin for your skin because it controls the different layers of the skin, known as the dermis and epidermis
“If you have enough vitamin A your skin will be soft and firm and it won’t be so dry, because vitamin A deficiency creates dry skin, scaly skin,” the doctor explains.
You can find vitamin A in foods like organic pasteurized eggs, milk, fish oil, and beef liver.
Dr Berg also states that Vitamin E is another critical nutrient because it protects the skin from sunburn and oxidizing, which will prevent wrinkles.
“Especially if you’re going through menopause as you get older,” he said.
“Your ovaries go in hibernation they go in retirement they don’t work anymore.”
Vitamin E can be found in red palm oil, leafy greens, seeds, nuts and other foods that contain vitamin A.
He also claims that to help prevent aging skin, you would need to avoid AGE (advanced glycation, end-products) which is when you combine protein with sugar and create “sticky proteins” that can clog your glands and artery, which will make your skin look old.
Smoking and stress can cause the skin to age sooner than you think.
“Smoking is going to age the skin, actually causes the AGE.”
Dr. Berg continues pushing the healthy keto diet by urging his supporters to continue eating saturated fats and cholesterol to prevent fast aging.