How To Avoid Age Spots and Sun Damage to Skin

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Filed Under: General Health, Food and Nutrition
Last Reviewed 03/22/2014

How To Avoid Age Spots and Sun Damage to Skin

Do you have age spots? Those large freckles or brown spots on the back of your hands or other areas of the skin are the result of free radical damage to skin cells, particularly collagen and underlying connective tissue. 

Foods To Eat in Age Spot Treatment

The good news is that a high intake of olive oil, legumes, fish, vegetables and dried fruits appears to be protective against sun damage to skin. Foods associated with the least amount of sun damage to skin are apples, asparagus, celery, cherries, eggplant, eggs, fish, garlic, grapes, melon, lima beans, legumes, olives onions, pears, prunes and spinach.

What Not To Eat To Avoid Sun Damage to Skin

In contrast, a high intake of meat, sugar and dairy products appears to be most detrimental to sun damage to skin. These are the same foods that starve your heart of key nutrients and put it at risk. The worst nutritional offenders in terms of premature aging are cakes and pastries, cordials, full fat milk, potatoes, red meat and soft drinks—which are all good foods to avoid in age spot treatment. 

Now it’s your turn: Which of these foods do you eat, or avoid?

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