Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Skin and Food from Martha Stewart

Food and Nuts from Martha Stewart Living

December 2011 Issue, page 49

Watercress: A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that daily serving of watercress increased blood cells’ ability to resist DNA damage

Cinnamon: stabilizes blood sugar, may help to prevent diabetes, contains longevity-promoting properties that enhance cell function

Berries: contains the pigments anthocyanins that activate cell protective mechanisms that prevent collagen breakdown

Turmeric: contains curcuminoids that trigger activity of cell-protective enzymes and inhibit microscarring of collagen that leads to wrinkles

Cocoa: inhibits wrinkle-producing chain of reactions, stops production of inflammatory arachidonic acid protects skin from sun damage

Salmon: is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and high in collagen-building protein and anti-oxidant that prevent DNA damage from free radicals

My fourth book, Pocket Guide to Fitness, Edition II, is available on,, and If you look up my name on those Web sites, you will find my other books The Boy in a Wheelchair and Life, Work and Play: Poems and Short Stories.

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