Mediterranean diet lowers skin age and helps to keep weight in check (no great surprise says London based – and Greek – plastic surgeon)

GreekEnjoying-Dinning-Eating-Concept-585482828_4091x2439.jpg   Mediterranean food makes UK news headlines this week thanks to Tom Watson’s extreme weight losses, but really is this actual ‘news’ asks the UK’s leading female (Greek) plastic surgeon, Ms Angelica Kavouni? 

Angelica: Those of us lucky enough to have been nurtured in Southern Europe embrace home cooked, locally sourced fresh food.  Diets packed with fresh fish, seasonal vegetables and salads have long been the mainstay of the so-called ‘Mediterranean Diet’, and eating healthily has been our way of life for centuries.

Naturally low in carbohydrates (especially the processed type) and full of vital vitamins, minerals and fibre this way of eating helps to regulate blood sugar levels and reduce laying down of fat.  When combined with increased physical activity quite marked weight loss can be achieved.

 How does the Med Diet  help to lower skin age?   Jam packed with Omega-3 / protein / anti-oxidants (Vit’s a, b, c, e) / natural anti-inflammatories / alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) – all these components are vital to keeping skin naturally plump, elastic and glowing.

There is not much point following the healthy Mediterranean Diet and nurturing your skin from the inside if you do not protect it from external factors, such as sun damage and 21st century pollutants!  In addition to your diet, daily UV skin protection of at least factor 20, day and night cleansing and Vit C serums are some of the key ways you can help reduce your skin age.

‘Eat less, move more’ has been the ethos of many diet pundits and to be honest maintaining a healthy weight is not rocket science – BUT it takes discipline to ignore the fast food delights that surround us daily.  Eating well isn’t difficult and can be a delight, (as I tuck into Souvlaki, Horiatiki and Yemista!).

 

 

 

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About Ms Angelica Kavouni FRCS EBOPRAS Cosmetic Surgeon

Ms Angelica Kavouni MD FRCS EBOPRAS With a wealth of experience in private practice spanning 15 years and a regular TV, online and print media contribution, Angelica has secured her place as one of London’s prominent cosmetic plastic surgeons. Angelica has developed a reputation for her signature natural result Career Facelift® which blends minimal procedures with state-of-the-art anti-ageing treatments.  Her expertise also includes post pregnancy breast and body contouring and vaginal rejuvenation. Angelica is committed to safety and standards and her attention to detail is legendary. The Kosme Skin Clinic …where anti-ageing professionals and state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation meet Kosme Skin Clinic is a unique skincare destination. Not only a stand-alone non-surgical unit housing state-of-the-art solutions for all skin issues, the Kosme Skin Clinic acts as an invaluable adjunct to the surgical facility also based at 129 Harley Street. Our experienced aesthetic nurse practitioners work to Medical Director Ms Angelica Kavouni’s own exact standards, delivering high-end care to all patients. Def: Kos-me…preservation, restoration, or enhancement of natural appearance Ms Angelica Kavouni GMC: 4002006 129 Harley Street London W1G 6BA t: 020 7486 9040 w: www.cosmetic-solutions.co.uk
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