“Your body keeps an accurate journal regardless of what you write down”
We breathe air, drink water and eat foods. These are the only intakes we use as long as we live. Having this in mind, there is no surprise that the foods we eat have tremendous influence on our health. Furthermore, having a perfect skin is just a part of being in good health.
A logical deduction follows naturally. Our nutrition is directly responsible for the quality of our skin. The skin is also the main excretory organ, so toxins from improper foods directly affect the skin cells.
Let’s see some of the most important foods we can use to nourish the skin.
They are rich in vitamin E, used by the skin to defend against sun damage
Apart from their vitamin C content, apples contain quercetin, an antioxidant that protects against sun damage. The seeds are also beneficial and can be eaten to reduce the risk of cancer.
Vitamin A contained in carrots controls the production of skin cells and helps reduce the risk of skin cancer.
They contain Omega 3 essential fatty acids which help fight blemishes and soften wrinkles. The skin should always be hydrated and chia seeds provide great help in this respect.
They are rich in vitamin C, which is important for a whole range of metabolic processes.
They cleanse the colon eliminating toxic residues and also contain essential fatty acids.
Natural extra virgin olive oil is rich in healthy fatty acids, which maintain the skin smooth and supple.
Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, peppers also come packed with capsaicin which improves circulation and toxin elimination from the skin.
The zinc contained in sesame seeds fights against blemishes by controlling sebum production.
This vegetable is packed with nutrients, such as minerals, vitamin A and K, but for the skin the most important is vitamin B, which helps reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Sun Flower seeds
They contain selenium and vitamin E, which work together to enhance the effect of preserving elastin, a skin protein that keeps the skin smooth and tight.
Owing to vitamin C and carotenoids, they boost collagen production, which defines the strength, firmness and flexibility of the skin.
Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant which helps the skin to cope with ultraviolet exposure.
It is mostly water, so it is a very hydrating fruit. Also, it is a good source of lycopene.
Rich in vitamin B, which helps hydrating and revitalizing the skin.
Along with a good night’s sleep and regular exercise, nutrition should be an everyday task to keep your skin healthy and beautiful.
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