A Noticeable Difference - in Step 6 of 8 Steps in Maintaining Moisture and Radiant Skin
Have you noticed the difference in how your body reacts and feels from eating non-nutritional
or junk food? You feel sluggish, low energy, dull, and maybe a little depressed and irritated right?
Well, the same applies to how those same unhealthy foods affect our skin's health.
In this Insight, let's take a look at examples of why water intake is crucial, and 8 of
25 super foods that boost both inner and outer vitality.
WebMD reports that Water is essential for our bodies to stay in vibrant health.
"Drinking water is one of the best things you can do to keep your skin in shape. It keeps your skin moist -- and that makes fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable. It also helps your cells take in nutrients and get rid of toxins. And it helps with blood flow, keeping your skin glowing.
The common advice is to drink 8 glasses of water a day, but you may not need exactly that many. The water in fruits, veggies, juice, and milk counts toward your total."
According to Prevention magazine's, "25 Best Foods For Your Skin", JESSICA GIRDWAIN shares "How to get a radiant glow, banish wrinkles, and keep skin supple and soft—one bite at a time."
* Olive Oil
"About 75% of the fat in olive oil is monounsaturated fatty acids, which may play a role in the youth boost. The antioxidant polyphenols in olive oil could also quench damaging free radicals."
"The antioxidant lycopene (levels of which are higher in cooked, processed tomatoes) improves skin’s natural SPF."
* Dark Chocolate
"The sweet treat is rich in cocoa flavanols, plant compounds with antioxidant properties, which help hydrate skin and improve circulation."
"A whole grain oatmeal is a better pick for breakfast over a bagel and jelly. That’s because the latter offers a double whammy for skin: refined, sugary carbs that prompt your body to make insulin and increase the production of hormones known as androgens."
"One serving (3.5 ounces) of these little swimmers contains 1.5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, making it one of the best sources of the fat. Fatty fish is particularly rich in the type of omega-3 called DHA, an anti-inflammatory."
* Green Tea
"In a study published in the Journal of Nutrition in 2011, people who drank a beverage containing green tea polyphenols daily for 12 weeks had skin that was more elastic and smooth, and had one-quarter less sun damage when exposed to UV light compared to a control group."
"It’s one of the best sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that absorb and neutralize the free radicals created by UV light—including the wavelengths that actually get through sunscreen and reach your skin, according to research inClinics in Dermatology. Plus, just one cup gives you 134% and 133% of your daily value for skin-firming vitamin C and A, respectively."
"It’s the only type of nut that contains a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which is especially important for vegetarians who are skipping fish. Walnuts pack an omega-3 called alpha-linolenic acid. “Deficiency in this fat can result in eczema, which is associated with dry, scaly skin."
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“There’s a growing body of research showing that diet really does affect your complexion,” says Jessica Wu, MD, a dermatologist in Los Angeles and author of Feed Your Face. “What you eat can affect your hormone balance, cause acne, and create or lessen inflammation, which is associated with skin aging.”
In our next Insight Blog, we'll learn, "What does NATURAL Skin Care really mean?" Step 7 in 8 Steps to Maintaining Moisture and Radiant Skin.
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