Skin Loving Foods
"The younger we begin feeding our skin a healthy diet, the younger we will look and stay."
Everything you put in your mouth is likely to affect the quality of your skin. A clogged or spotty complexion often shows a diet high in fats and sugars, a history of constipation, kidneys that are not working at their best or poor lymphatic drainage. The amazing thing is that skin can be easily transformed by making changes to your diet. A good start is buying organic food as much as possible. Organic food has a higher vitamin and mineral content, not to mention it tastes better. In my profession, I have witnessed some pretty amazing improvements in my clients who changed from regular to organic foods.
Buzzword Antioxidants are very important nutrients and enzymes, which help guard the cellular structure and reduce oxidation, in other words, wrinkling and aging.
Here is a list of foods that have earned the title "superfoods".
Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi, Lemons, Melons, Pineapple and Strawberries. Fruit rule: Enjoy fruit as a between meal snack, an early morning juice and always on an empty stomach. Fruit salads are great, but on its own.
Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocado, Barley, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Pumpkin, Spinach and Sprouted Seeds.
TIP: Darker green vegetables contain more vitamin C, beta-carotene, iron and calcium.
Burdock Root, Dandelion, Garlic, Nettle and Parsley. Other Fish (mackerel, salmon and trout), Oats, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Brown Rice, Plain Yogurt, Honey, Nuts and Seeds.
The foods listed here are, in my view, unlikely to help you towards healthy skin. Enjoy them occasionally but avoid excess:
All beef and beef products; All pork and pork products; Fatty lamb Smoked meats or smoked fish Fatty and fried foods; Refined sugar in any forms; Highly spiced foods; White bread and foods with refined flour; Powdered soups and coffee creamers; Polyunsaturated margarines with hydrogenated oils; Canned foods (exception small amount of tuna and salmon) Cow's milk and cow's milk cheeses; Excessive amounts of coffees, tea, soda and alcohol.