You are what you eat
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Eat well. Your skin will thank you.
What is good for eating healthy? You know that too much alcohol and smoking can dehydrate and remove oxygen from the skin, risking your health, right? You know that sitting in the sun too long can damage your skin and that by not resting enough, relaxing and exercising, your skin can also suffer, is not it? Did you also know that not eating the right foods could also damage your skin?
Here are some foods that can help you maintain healthy skin and nourish damaged skin:
Fish, beans, and oils
Many of you have heard me preach about the vital role that essential fatty acids play in the aging of the skin since EFA is required to maintain its elasticity. Denying your body “good” fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids, can cause the skin to wrinkle prematurely. Good sources of EFA in your diet are fish, especially salmon, and nuts such as almonds and sunflower seeds. The best sources of EFA are also found in flaxseed oil, coconut oil and borage oil, which can be incorporated into your kitchen or as a daily supplement.
Do you have acne? Spinach and other dark green vegetables are antioxidants that can reduce the inflammation of the beans, and orange vegetables, such as carrots and peppers, are high in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in your body to heal damaged skin. The winter vegetables are full of beta-carotene. I encourage you to stock up on your pumpkin. Your skin will love you for that!
Blackberries, plums, strawberries, blueberries, and prunes are all included in the group of fruits that can help keep your system free of toxins and, therefore, make your skin look radiant and healthy. Make sure you do not throw away withered vegetables and worn out fruits. Just wash them in your blender, doing your own alpha-hydroxy anti-aging face wash! You really do not need to spend a fortune on high-end products when all the ingredients you’re looking for are already in your refrigerator. Be sure to read to get your free monthly prescription.
Turkey and Chicken (White Meat)
Skin cells cannot be repaired without proteins. Can not or can not eat meat? Nuts! No, I mean eating nuts for protein. You can also substitute meat with egg whites or soy products to get the protein you need too.
Water, water and more water
If there is any substance in the world that your body can not get enough of, it is water. Because your body consists of approximately 80% water, it only makes sense that you need to replenish the water in your body, especially if you exercise a lot or live in a dry climate. Sodas and caffeinated beverages dehydrate your skin. If drinking water is difficult, slices of cucumber or orange with sprigs of mint create a refreshing spa drink that you can keep refrigerated or fill your sports bottle when you are traveling.
It is true that you are what you eat, so eat well, live well and look amazing! Be sure to visit the markets of your local farmers or natural food stores for organic, hormone-free and pesticide-free foods. By doing so, you are eating foods of optimum quality and supporting a sustainable environment.