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You Are What You Eat


We are often focused on rejuvenating skin through the use of topical skincare products. However, in order to achieve a truly youthful complexion , it is vital that we consider what goes inside our bodies too. A nutritious diet is fundamental in optimising skin health and preventing aging. Hundreds of studies have confirmed that we can improve both the length and quality of our lives and our appearance through the food we eat.

Fresh fruits and vegetables provide vitamins, minerals, fibre, enzymes and antioxidants, all of which are essential for skin health. Antioxidants counteract the effects of free radicals, molecules linked to cell damage which can cause disease and premature aging. The Aggregate Nutritient Density Index (ANDI) rates foods can on a basis of nutrient content and so is a good reference in helping you to choose the most nutritious foods. They say five a day is a minimum recommendation!!

Pure Water

Consuming a minimum of 21 per day (more if you are exercising) keeps your body adequately hydrated. Water ensures the skin retains optimal moisture and volume, helping to keep it supple and preventing premature aging. I know when I haven’t drank much water in a day, I notice that my forehead has wrinkles.

Protein rich foods

Collagen fibres and all of the skin’s cells are composed of structural proteins created within your own body. Regular intake of dietary protein is essential for skin health. In addition to quality Organic meat , eggs and fish, vegetable protein sources are also important. Consume beans, pulses, unroasted nuts and seeds regularly.

Healthy essential fats are needed for keeping skin supple and moisturised from the inside. Omega 3s are often lacking in our diets and deficiency can contribute to problems such as dry skin and eczema. Include oily fish, sea foods, unroasted nuts/seeds and avocado in you diet.

Green Superfoods

Alfalfa, chlorella, spirulina, barley and wheat grass are potent antioxidants and have an alkalising effect, helping maintain a healthy PH balance and preventing inflammation. These are widely available and can be juiced or taken in supplement form.

If you include these foods in your diet regularly and you can be sure that you are doing everything that can to keep their appearance youthful, from the inside out.

Source : dermacaredirect.co.uk/advice/you-are-what-you-eat

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