foods good for the skin
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You are what you eat they say. If that were true, during my childhood I would have been a block of chocolate, during my teens I would have been a pizza and now I would be a salad. I used to eat salad simply because I heard it was good for me. It wasn’t until later on in life that I started to truly research and consider what food choices I was making and how they impacted my health. Most of us like to eat with our eyes and our taste buds while attempting to consider the nutritional value and how it affects our body. But have you ever given some thought to eating for your skin?
The @beenigma team has compiled a little skincare shopping-list for you to add next time you hit the grocery store.
Good old fashioned wholegrain carbs. These trigger your body to produce more insulin hormone that helps with the regulation of blood sugar. This results in more controlled weight and better looking skin as many of the hormones produced help the sebaceous glands in the skin to produce more oil.
That’s right, beauty is not just a diet restricted to salads. Indulge in 70% + cocoa chocolate on occasion for all sorts of benefits. Did you know that chocolate helps reduce stress? Did you also know it can be a major aid for fighting aging skin? So chocolate = less wrinkles! Dark chocolate has large amounts of flavinoids, a special type of antioxidant that helps hydrates your skin and makes it firmer and more supple. But we don’t have to eat chocolate to enjoy the benefits. Dr. Jessica Wu, a dermatologist in Los Angeles and the author of Feed Your Face, confirmed that if chocolate is applied topically we can temporarily reduce skin puffiness.
A glass of soy a day has proteins and minerals that have been proven to lower hyperpigmentation in the human body.
Rich in vitamin E, sunflower seeds help maintain skin suppleness and can help protect the skin’s top layer from harmful sunrays. Since they have a high content of fatty acids, sunflower seed oil can also be used to treat parched body parts like lips. For best results, try eating a handful on every day
Studies have shown that women who eat green and yellow vegetables on a regular basis tend to have fewer wrinkles, especially around their eyes. Furthermore, the special antioxidants in yellow and orange peppers, carotenoids, can reduce skin sensitivity to the sun.
Walnuts contain significant levels of vital omega 3 fatty acids. These help increase the skin’s elasticity. Even better, walnuts have a copper mineral that increases collagen production.
Pomegranates have several antioxidants called polyphenols. These antioxidants fight free radicals, helping to regulate skin’s blood flow and giving it a rosy glow. Try a glass of pomegranate juice every morning to reap the benefits. Alternatively, when applied directly to the skin, the pomegranate antioxidants can help to smoothen lines and moisturize the skin as well.
Dairy products, especially yoghurt, have proteins that help maintain firm and supple skin. These proteins also increase resistance to fine lines. Dr. Jessica Wu recommends Greek Yoghurt because “The protein content is often double that of regular yoghurt”.
Tomatoes have antioxidants called lycopenes. These help improve the skin’s natural look. Sunscreen research has shown that people who eat 5 tablespoons of tomato paste every day as well as a tablespoon of olive oil have up to 33% more protection against sunburn.
These little fish are packed with omega 3 fatty acids. Specifically, fatty fish like sardines have a lot of omega 3 called DHX, which is an anti-inflammatory, helping to keep your skin clear.
This superfood is very rich in lutein and Zeaxanthin nutrients. These absorb and neutralize free radicals due to UV light, helping protect our skin form the sun. Also, recent research has shown that just one cup of kale will give you 134% of your daily intake of vitamin A and 133% of your daily intake of vitamin C, both essential for healthy skin. So throw some kale in your with your smoothie or dice it up and add some to a salad.
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University of Arizona researchers compared participants who ate citrus fruits versus participants who consumed citrus juices on a weekly basis. Those who ate orange peel had a 33% decreased risk of certain types of skin cancers. Fruit juice did not have any effect. The research established that liminone, found in orange peel, offers UV protection against damage of skin by sunrays.
Grass-fed beef contains a high ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. This ratio helps reduces inflammation. It also packed with protein helping to keep your skin taut and less wrinkled.
Rosemary consumption is associated with an up to 60% reduction in the risk of melanoma. According to a recent study in the ‘International Journal of Epidemiology’, rosemary converts a large amount of antioxidants to a tiny skin layer, blocking free sun radicals from access into the skin.
Oysters are rich in zinc which helps with the growth and function of skin oils. Some studies have indicated that acne sufferers have lower levels of zinc than normal.
According to a study published in the ‘European Journal of Cancer Prevention 2001’, women who had at least one cup of coffee every day had an 11% lower risk of non-melanoma skin cancer compared to those who did not.
Kiwifruit is rich in vitamin C which helps stimulate collagen synthesis in the body. This in turn helps keep the skin firm and smooth.
Not only does this little list of foods support and promote healthy skin, it is also great for maintaining a healthy, low-fat diet. By making small adjustments in our lifestyles, we can have a profound impact on our overall well-being and beauty.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]