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What’s the difference between food and medicine? According to leading NYC dermatologist Dr. Bobby Buka, not as much as you might think. “Both help your body heal and recover,” Dr. Buka explained on NBC, while acting “as partners for overall health.”
That is the guiding principle of Bobby Buka’s Farm-to-Skin program, which is based at a vegetable farm in Rhinebeck, N.Y.
Dr. Buka often travels to the farm from New York City, where he lives and runs a thriving, seven-office practice, to help grow superfoods that will benefit his patients’ skin.
He advocates three dietary rules, which are great for your health and for glowing skin:
Rule #1: Avoid added sugars! Consuming them slows skin metabolism. Plus, as much as you may think you want that extra sweetness, your body doesn’t need it.
Second, incorporate some anti-oxidants into your diet. Found in red berries as well as white and green tea, they support the skin’s immune system. The more, the berrier!
And last but not least, don’t forget your omega-3 and 6 Fatty Acids, too, which help prevent skin cancer. You can find them in flax seeds and fish oil — but when in doubt, go (eat some) fish.
Check out Bobby Buka on NBC for more on the superfood trend in dermatological care!