Today the most exciting frontier in beauty is indeed nutrition, especially an emerging science called nutrigenomics. Researchers in the field are finding that the foods we eat have the power to change our gene expression.Read More
Jolene Hart, CHC
Health Coach + Author + Beauty Editor
“One of the clean beauty industry’s experts who’s helping change cultural perspectives about food & its impact on skin.”
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We already know that green tea is a healthy sip (packed with antioxidants) that also helps keep you slim, thanks to a little metabolism boost.
But Dr. Nicolas Perricone's latest book, Forever Young (more on this fantastic read later), gives us another beautiful reason to keep sipping green tea: wrinkle prevention.
Dr. Perricone writes:
"The EGCG in tea prevents the activation of collagen-digesting enzymes known as matrix metalloproteinase. This is a critical function because these enzymes are responsible for wrinkling of the skin."
EGCG is a catechin in green tea that is believed to hold its health benefits. And Dr. Perricone confirms that catechins like EGCG actually have the ability to control gene expression.
Drink a soothing cup of green tea and prevent skin wrinkles? It's a beauty no-brainer.