1. Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress leads to the loss of water soluble antioxidants and nutrients within the cell environs and membrane.
Oxidative stress is the first change that occurs in the skin after chronic or acute UV radiation (sunburn). It is the generation of the reactive oxygen species (ROS) of free radicals. UVR is only one of the many extrinsic factors that cause oxidative stress. There is also, pain, illness, cigarettes, medications, alcohol, heat, oxygen. Ch
Got your attention? Think I’m crazy? Chicken skin is a functional food.
What is a functional food, you say? Functional foods are foods that have a potentially positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition. Proponents of functional foods say they promote optimal health and help reduce the risk of disease. So how could chicken skin possibly be a functional food after all we’ve been told over the last few decades? Well, let me explain. Chicken skin contains a molecule called