Nigma Talib, a renowned naturopathic physician in London, says he can see the effect of even minor but regular alcohol intake on the faces of his patients. “You don't need to have contraindications to taking any product in order to notice skin changes after a meal with its participation. Many foods that you enjoy eating can do this - if you just consume them in a little more than your body can accept."
About the effect of alcohol on the skin
“This is the case with wine if you have exceeded your own norm, which is different for everyone. When the cause of skin changes is related to excess wine consumption, I call this effect the wine face. Wine, red or white, dry or sweet, is simply the most common cause of this phenomenon in my patients, although any alcoholic beverage can trigger this process. First of all, dehydration of the skin, which accelerates the appearance of wrinkles or worsens the appearance of existing ones. Alcohol also contains a lot of sugar, which is responsible for the development of the tissue sagging mechanism.
“With a regular violation of the norm of drinking wine, enlarged pores, tired eyes, and easily appearing and disappearing redness of the skin will surely join. I will never in my life refuse a glass of Argentine malbec in front of the fireplace in winter and Portuguese vinho verde overlooking the Atlantic in summer, but at the same time I will never drink wine of even the best harvest more than the norm. For me, this is one glass a day, but it is better even less often so that you never see the signs of a wine face on yourself. By the way, I have come up with some simple rules for my patients, following which and observing their own drinking rate, they are always happy with the reflection in the mirror."
Nigma Talib Wine Rules
Choose the purest alcohol possible
Try to avoid drinks that contain gluten, as this creates a double impact on the intestinal wall. Beer is therefore the most corrosive, as are some brands of gin, vodka and whiskey, which are made from gluten-containing cereals. While most people do not notice the wine face effect for a long time, it is better to immediately switch to gluten free drinks (rum, tequila, quinoa or potato-based vodka) so that later you will not regret drinking along with your intestines. Wine is gluten-free, but overly rich in sugar, so always lean towards dry Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Merlot or Pinot Noir.
Arrange yourself alcohol-free days
At least four days a week should be alcohol free, while drinking alcohol for two days in a row is strictly prohibited. Already one drink in the most pleasant company has an aggressive effect on the intestinal wall, so the body needs to be allowed to rest and recover from the inflammatory process.
If you still have a choice, it is better to prefer red over white
Red wine contains more magnesium ions, antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenols and resveratrol, which are wonderful for the skin. Research has also shown that red wines from Sardinia, mainland Italy and southwestern France have the highest levels of antioxidants, possibly related to the specific grape variety, soil composition, and traditional production methods in these regions (read also: Nigma Talib Diet: Which Foods age the face ").
Organic wines are always healthier
Ordinary, if you can call it that, grapes are often grown using pesticides, which are totally unacceptable for organic wine. They are also completely yeast free. Take the time to find out if your wine contains sulfites, which are often preservatives. If you are sensitive to them, the wine face will be even more pronounced. Symptoms such as breathing with a subtle whistling sound, coughing and nasal congestion after drinking wine, and a hangover are common signs that you are reacting to sulfites.
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