Foods To Keep Your Skin
Food Cures for Your Skin The skin care industry is a
multi-billion dollar industry because people care about their
skin and how they look. Skin diseases cause embarrassment,
discomfort and alienation.
Treating skin problems through healthier eating is something
that you can have some control over so that you feel you can
make a difference in your skin health. Omega-3 is an essential
fatty acid that keeps skin healthy by keeping out harmful
substances and allowing the exchange of nutrients and waste
through the cells of the skin.
Foods that are rich in omega-3 are fatty fish like salmon,
tuna herring and mackerel as well as walnuts and flaxseed.
Blueberries are excellent for skin health because they are high
in antioxidants. Antioxidants are import to healthy skin
because they can target free radicals that are responsible for
damage to skin cells.
Carrots contain vitamin A, which is also needed by healthy
skin. The skin needs vitamin A to develop and maintain skin
cells. Those who have a vitamin A deficiency experience dry
skin. Food items to avoid because they may trigger unpleasant
skin reactions are: Those foods that are prepared by frying
(because they are known to trap bacteria and oil beneath the
skin), and foods that contain saturated fats, sugar and also
white flour. Many skin problems stem from being unhealthy on
the inside. Nourishing your body with fresh vegetables and
fruits gives your skin the nutrients it needs to stay
Tip: One tip for healthy, great looking skin is to eat
plenty of raw fruit vegetables and nuts as well as making some
juice smoothies using these raw fruits, vegetables and nuts.
NOTE: you must soak the nuts first. Blueberries according to
many experts are the highest antioxidant food source.
Antioxidants can target the free radicals that are the cause of
skin cell destruction.
Phytochemicals and antioxidants in blueberries act together
to neutralize the free radicals so that cell damage is
minimized. Carrots should be a part of your diet because they
also help prevent free radical damage to skin cells and are a
terrific source of vitamin A, something skin needs to stay
Quick Reflexology Fact
As many holistic nutritionists would agree, you will find that it is very beneficial to consume as much whole foods as possible. Keep in mind that processed foods are one of the biggest sources for the toxins we build up in our systems; the very toxins that reflexology strives to rid the body of. Outside of a whole foods diet, the basics of a good diet always apply.
Do you have irritated skin? If you have insect bites and
need to reduce the swelling just apply some apple cider vinegar
to bring relief. You can also apply the apple cider vinegar to
bad sunburns to help relieve the damaged red skin. Have a rash
from poison ivy? Mix equal parts of buttermilk, vinegar and
salt to make a mixture that you can apply to the rash with a
This application will not only speed the
healing but dry the rash as well. Want beautiful wrinkle-free
skin? Try eating the following foods: When making spaghetti
sauce add some grated carrots to the sauce. The carotene in the
carrots will "feed" you skin as you feed your family the
spaghetti. Add spinach to your salad to increase your carotene
some more. Fruit smoothies are really good for your skin.
Battle constipation by eating foods rich in
fiber. Consider apples and pears. You also need
to avoid dehydration and the best way to deal
with that is to drink water.
Or eat foods that have a high water content,
like grapes, melons, pears, and tomatoes.
Enjoy one made from vanilla yogurt and fresh
fruits such as apricots, mango, papaya or peaches. You can also
dip fresh broccoli florets in low-fat dip. A great and tasty
way to help your skin is to serve fruit with every meal, fruit
on cereal for breakfast, fruit in your salad for lunch and
fruit decorating our casserole or meat dish for dinner. Don't
forget to grab a pear or apple for snack time.