Well, I have and in my quest to discover what all the hullaboo was about, I decided to find out more about the foods that can help you to have healthier skin.
Whether you suffer from acne, dry skin, or a combination, understanding which foods are good for your skin and which will help to maintain a good complexion is one simple thing you can do to stay healthy… and look good at the same time.
And, you might even save some money by cutting back on all those skin products you’ve been buying!
Check out these specific types of foods that are good for your skin… and your body!
An important component to maintain healthy skin is Vitamin A, which low-fat dairy products have in abundance. Also, if you eat a lot of low-fat yogurt, the acidophilus (those little good-for-you-bacteria) will help to keep your digestive system regulated. Which, in turn, will help keep your skin healthy.
Some of the best fruits to eat that have anti-oxidants in abundance are:
Free radicals, which you can get when exposed to sunlight, are damaging to the membranes of skin cells. In turn, they may even damage the DNA of your skin cells. So eating fruits high in anti-oxidants will help to combat the effects of free radicals on your skin.
A few examples of foods that are high in essential fatty acids are:
- canola oil
- flax seeds
The essential fatty acids you consume with meals are responsible for keeping your cell membranes healthy. They act as barriers for your skin cells — keeping out things that are not good for them, as well as allowing the good things into your skin cells.
Some examples of foods high selenium are those made from whole wheat grain, such as whole wheat bread, muffins and cereals.
Researchers say that selenium is very important to your skin, playing a key role in keeping your skin healthy. In clinical trials at Edinburgh University, scientists found that people with high counts of selenium in their bodies had skin that suffered less damage from free radicals from the sun, and thus were more protected from getting skin cancer.
When experts say oil that is good for you they mean oils that are made by cold-press or the expeller process. Or oils that are extra-virgin, as in the case of olive oil (EVOO). Such oils contain those essential fatty acids mentioned earlier, which help to keep your skin well lubricated. This is essential for healthy skin cells and a great looking skin.
In order for skin cells to remain plump and healthy, they need a certain amount of water. Keeping your skin cells properly hydrated with water enables your the cells to move those things that are good for the skin cell inside and remove those things such as waste products that are not.
One interesting fact that you may not know is that hard water is actually better for you (in terms of drinking water) than water that has had softeners added to it. The reason is because of all the minerals that hard water contains.
If you take the time to add even a few of these things to your diet, you will not only be protecting your skin cells, but you will also keep your body in healthy working order as well. Yep, it’s a win-win… all of these foods are just as good for your skin as they are for your body in general!
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