Eat These to Look Young!
- Posted on: Jan 30 2023
Did you know the food you eat has a profound impact on how your skin looks? It’s true! Here are 5 food tips for healthy skin!
Eat Healthy Fats – It is a fallacy that eating fat is bad for you. There are some fats that are not good for you, like trans fats, but there are actually some fats that are great for you and your skin. These fats are anti-inflammatory and can help soothe your skin from the inside out. They come in two varieties: monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids!
Avoid Dairy – Milk does not do a body good! Did you know that 70 percent of the world’s population is lactose intolerant? Commercial milk also contains progesterone and estrogen, and many studies link dairy intake with acne. Many health experts believe the protein called casein found in milk is inflammatory. So if you have acne or skin inflammation, try reducing your dairy intake and see if that helps!
Eat the Rainbow – Free radicals are one reason why our skin ages prematurely, but there are foods that combat them! The most antioxidant-rich foods are colorful fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants are found in the actual pigments of these foods. So the greater the variety of colors, the greater the variety of antioxidants.
Eat More Fermented Food – It may surprise you to know, but the health of your gut significantly impacts the health of your skin! Studies have shown an unhealthy gut microbiome can impact inflammatory issues like eczema and rosacea. Regularly eating fermented foods like yogurt, kimchi, miso, and kombucha can supply your gut with healthy bacteria that will also benefit your skin!
Reduce Your Sugar Intake – Sugary foods are the worst foods for your skin because sugar causes glycation and chronic inflammation. Glycation is a process where the sugar molecules will bind to the collagen and elastin proteins in your skin, causing the collagen and elastin to become deformed. Chronic inflammation comes with chronic sugar and insulin spikes. Reduce the amount of sugar you’re exposed to, and you’ll help ward off premature aging!
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