4 foods just as effective as Botox

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experts say four foods could take care of that just as well as Botox. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) experts say four foods could take care of that just as well as Botox. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Dermatologists at Tulane University School of Medicine say our skin relies on two major proteins: collagen and elastin. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Dermatologists at Tulane University School of Medicine say our skin relies on two major proteins: collagen and elastin. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
They say a plant-based diet, similar to the Mediterranean diet, can be just as effective in getting rid of those wrinkles as Botox. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) They say a plant-based diet, similar to the Mediterranean diet, can be just as effective in getting rid of those wrinkles as Botox. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
(3TV/CBS 5) -

We all have a wrinkle here or there we'd like to get rid of, right? 

Well, good news, experts say four foods could take care of that just as well as Botox.

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Dermatologists at Tulane University School of Medicine say our skin relies on two major proteins: collagen and elastin.

As we age they become damaged and don't function as well.

This causes structural changes which show up as wrinkles.

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They say a plant-based diet, similar to the Mediterranean diet, can be just as effective in getting rid of those wrinkles as Botox.

So here's what you need to load up on:

Vitamin C 

  • It fights free radicals and helps make collagen. It can be found in citrus fruits and leafy greens.

Linoleic acid

  • Found in soybean oil, canola oil, almonds and edamame.

Natural sugars

  • Instead of processed sugar, try natural sugars like those found in fruit and other non-processed foods.

Foods with collagen 

  • Foods with collagen include poultry, fish and beans.

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