How To Improve Your Skin With Healthy Eating
Simple changes to your diet can produce dramatic improvements to your skin.
To improve your skin you need a healthy nutritious diet, plenty of water, fresh air, exercise, sleep and minimum stress.
Unhealthy eating habits, too many fats and sugars, too many stimulants like coffee, are bad for your skin: so is smoking and excessive alcohol.
Weight fluctuations should be avoided as well because, after sun, they are the prime causes of wrinkles. When you gain weight your skin has to stretch and this puts strain on elastic fibers of the inner layers.
When you lose weight your skin does not always spring back to its original shape, particularly if the loss has been quick and drastic.
Fat pads are extremely important to the skin’s appearance: they lie directly beneath the skin and separate it from the deeper muscle and bone. Their function is to cushion and support your skin, to supply the sebaceous glands and to act as a vehicle for the oil-soluble skin vitamins A, D and E. Loss of almost all fatty tissue through
lack of healthy eating, extreme dieting or disease can alter the appearance and quality of your skin very quickly.
Which foods improve your skin?
To improve your skin with healthy eating a wholesome diet is essential. It is important to get enough proteins, vitamins and
minerals; lean meat, fish, poultry, eggs, fresh vegetables and fruits; avocado, cucumber and cabbage are particularly recommended.
Certain foods, when included in your diet, can
add a healthy golden glow to your skin tone.
Vitamin A is the skin’s most needed vitamin, but it is widely available in everyday foods and excess can be detrimental. Eating a nutritionally balanced diet high in fresh, unprocessed foods should be enough to improve your skin.
A supplement of vitamins C and E can do no harm. It is generally accepted that vitamins A, D, E and K can be absorbed through the skin.
Plants contain vitamins, minerals and numerous phytonutrients. These nutrients protect against tissue damage, boost cell renewal and delay many visible effects of the aging process. They can give your skin a radiant glow, alter the colour of your skin and also improve thinning skin.
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Hormones play a tremendous part in the condition of the skin. The hormonal balance is responsible for the coarsening of pores at puberty: the sex hormones stimulate the sebaceous glands: these enlarge and so do the ducts and the pores. Over-stimulation can lead to acne. The hormones involved are oestrogen and progesterone, the female ones that make the skin finer, less oily, less porous, and androgen the male hormone that makes the skin course, oily and porous.
We have a mixture of all but in varying proportions. Large doses of oestrogen can provide a smoother, better skin, but are not advisable in adolescence or during child-bearing years.
Make a habit of eating healthy
food every day
When I grew up there were no fast food outlets, microwave dinners or processed foods. We enjoyed a healthy diet of fresh natural food, fresh fruit, salads and vegetables and I have always kept to this healthy eating habit.
You should also make sure you are armed with all the facts about
where your food comes from and how it is
produced because cheaper, mass produced food products can cause major health
problems for you and your family.
If you change your diet to natural food you will improve your skin with healthy eating, your appearance will also change and natural collagen production will improve, this in turn will fill in any hollows under the eyes and around your cheeks. This doesn’t just affect your face; it affects every inch of the skin covering your body.
Glowing skin, healthy hair and strong fingernails are all made at a cellular level. For this your body needs an abundance of nutrients on a daily basis. If your diet is lacking then this will show on the outside. Skin, hair and nail problems are a good indication that you are not getting enough of the right nutrients.
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Natural food feeds your skin
A healthy diet of natural food will give your body all the vitamins and nutrients it needs to repair cells and regenerate.
Eating natural food little and often prevents you from getting too hungry and making the wrong choices.
Replace salads with fresh vegetables for a healthy diet in the colder winter months, when cooked they should still be slightly crunchy. Over cooking vegetables will destroy their vitamin content.
I have added some healthy
eating recipes using vegetables and salads for you to try. These are not weight loss recipes but ideas using natural food and adding variety to your overall diet.
You can improve your skin with healthy eating even more if you invest in a food steamer. Healthy eating is not just about choosing the right food to eat but also how you cook it.
Steaming food in a food steamer is one of the healthiest, most nutritious methods of healthy eating.
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Healthy Eating and the feel good factor
As your body rids itself of toxins and retained fluids, you will notice changes
occurring – you will feel brighter and more relaxed, concentration powers will improve, you will take more interest in people and things around you and you
will be more optimistic. This is the feel good factor brought on by healthy eating.
Vitamin D can promote the feel good factor and is in abundance from sunlight. Controlled exposure to sunlight encourages our body to produce its own Vitamin D. It is unwise to lie out in the sun for hours on end but simply taking a
10 to 15 minute walk in the sun two or three times a week is all the exposure you need. This will clear your head,
relieve stress and increase blood circulation. It’s that simple.
This is why you are more inclined to feel depressed on dull cloudy days and the
medical profession knows this condition as ‘seasonal affective disorder’ or SAD. It’s also why sunbathing
makes you feel so good, it’s not just your tan you’re topping up.
Healthy Eating Benefits
Healthy eating and sticking to a healthy diet has major benefits. When you eat natural food the whole surface of your body will improve; your skin will become soft and smooth yet firm and supple to touch. Visible
pores will diminish; dull skin will take on a more porcelain-like complexion. Eyes will become clear and bright with a bluish tinge to the whites and your whole face will radiate good health.
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