The Lipofuscin or liver spots are generally termed as age spots which don’t have to appear only with aging. How easily you can change your diet plan such is the easiness in preventing them.
Dr. Ray Peat, PhD, justifies that the brown spots that appears on aging skin it’s kind of a brown material called as age spots. These are the pigment that instigate the accumulation of such starts in the lenses of the eyes that causes cataract, it hardens the arteries by accumulating in the blood vessels and causes the slow functioning of the organs such as heart, lungs and many other organs in the organ system.
It is formed up of unsaturated oils what is oxidized along with iron. Dr. Ray Peat’s research highlight the fact that how these spots can be reduced with the change made in food
1. Get the pufa fat out of your diet.
This refers to the ditching of the vegetable oil if you have not already ditched it. Not only vegetable oil ,the oil from the nuts and seeds ,margarine should be replaced for saturated oil. The best options for the replacement would be butter, coconut oil and animal fat that are even more delicious than the other.
Olive oil the form of mono saturated fat can also be used in moderation. Care has to be taken not to heat the oil as they can be oxidized. When really in doubt always opt for the fats that you crave for probably not following soybean oil in your diet.
2. Get excess iron out of the diet
Supplements and multivitamins are mostly processed foods that will be fortified with iron especially that involves grain products. It is better to always intake food that contains iron source. Drinking coffee with meals if you feel the iron stored in the body is already high, would help in minimizing the uptake of the iron by the small intestine.
3. Balance your hormones.
The increase in the age spots formation is generally because of the successive estrogen level in the body that will be relative to progesterone levels that actually contribute to this age spots. The excessive estrogen level would be problematic because of the high rate at which it absorbs the iron from the body.
The Other contributing factors to estrogen levels are protein deficiency, poor liver detoxification and the synthetic hormones such as pills.
4. Increase your intake of copper rich food to help guard against iron excess.
The tendency of storing the iron in the body is when you have low contents of copper in the body. Foods such as shrimp, oyster, shell fish liver, dark chocolates that are rich in copper should be the priority of consumption in the diet followed.
5. Get more antioxidants in your diet to offer protection from free radicals.
The aging pigments is generally formed because of the uncontrolled free radicals and these free radicals are neutralized by antioxidants. The strength to the body is provided by the antioxidants to fight against these free radicals. Thus antioxidants has to be gradually increased.
Ripe fruits and vegetables that are easy to digest are the basic source of antioxidants. Always remember to keep in mind that supplements can never replace or overpower the essential contents of the real food.
What if you already have age spots?
You don’t have to worry if you are already late to prevent age spots. Firstly, the change of your diet plan must be consider and to beware of what you apply on your face. And secondly, according to Dr Ray Peat, vitamin E and progesterone that when applied topically can help the age spots in fading.