WHAT FOODS SHOULD I EAT TO KEEP MY SKIN LOOKING YOUNG?

7 Tips To Eat Your Way To Beautiful Skin.

 

  1.      1. Eat Vitamin C Rich Foods Daily

Many research and studies show that people who eat vitamin-C-rich fruits and vegetables have fewer wrinkles—so load up on things like lemons, oranges, grapefruits, cauliflower, and broccoli. These foods are high in antioxidants to help fight the aging effects of sun, pollution, and time. Also Omega-7 fatty acids (think of the flavorful Macadamia nuts) will improve skin's elasticity and tonus. Don't forget to drink a lot of water to improve cell hydration and the ability to detoxify itself; Vitamin C based nutrition is the number-one way to keep skin looking its best.

Vitamin C is considered a “super antioxidant” as it plays an essential aspect of a healthy and working body and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps ensure the health and maintenance of your tendons, bones, and skin, and it also helps your immune system deal with damaging substances in the body, like free radicals that cause premature aging. Make sure you’re getting enough in your diet by eating plenty of foods high in Vitamin C. Eat well, live well and look awesome.

If you are feeling under the weather, try out the following vegan, Vitamin C rich salad recipe, to boost your immune system:

  • Ingredients:

1 Chopped onion

1 Parsley bunch

2 Garlic chopped buds

1 Carrot

1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp honey

 

  1.      2. Start Your Day With A Detox

Your liver is an important player in the game of skin health. Many people who suffer with skin issues (women especially) are victims of hormone imbalance. Your liver actually metabolises hormones the same way as it does with alcohol. If your liver isn’t functioning optimally, your hormones may suffer. Give your liver a bit of a breather – lay off the alcohol and eat your brassica vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower.

Drink some dandelion root tea or even see your naturopath for advice on how to support your liver through medicinal herbs.

The not-so-new worldwide trend of starting the day with warm lemon water, the easiest way to get detox water every day, serves as the perfect ‘good morning drink’, as it aids the process of eliminating the waste from the body easier and helps the digestive system. It also plays the role of a blood purifier and will flush out those toxins and keep them from building up. Popular for its therapeutic properties, lemon juice water helps maintain your immune system and thus, protects you from the clutches of most types of infections.

Lemon water is a rich source of nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin C and pectin fibre and also has medicinal values and powerful antibacterial properties. It also contains traces of iron and vitamin A. Lemon is a fabulous antiseptic and lime-water juice also works wonders for people having heart problems, owing to its high potassium content.

A glass of lemon juice contains less than 25 calories, so, make it a part of your daily routine to drink a glass of warm lemon water in the morning and enjoy its health benefits.

  • Squeeze ½ lemon into a tall glass, fill it up with warm water and drink first thing in the morning on empty stomach.

If you’re drinking it every day, you are certainly going to feel better and enjoy a brighter and hydrated complexion since it will be constantly releasing toxins that can make you feel sluggish and sick.

Lastly, another great advantage to Lemon juice: If you are suffering an uneven tone, sun and age spots or hyperpigmentation, lemons contain mild acid which helps in lightening the skin spots that are dark, contributes in getting rid of dead skin cells and facilitates regeneration of new skin cells. Rub lightly a freshly sliced lemon or lemon juice directly on the affected areas, a couple of times a day. Let the lemon juice sit on the skin sunspots for twenty minutes, then wash it off. Keep in mind that lemon juice makes your skin extra sensitive to sun, so never go out in sun with lemon juice on your skin, and be sure to cover the affected areas when you’re going out in sun with sun block protection. If you have very sensitive skin, the lemon juice may irritate your skin, so try to dilute the lemon juice with water, rose water or honey.

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  1.      3. Drink Herbal Teas Daily

There are many herbs, which are traditionally known to be fantastic in promoting youthful, glowing skin. Herbal teas are great because not only are you getting the medicinal benefits from the herb, but you’re hydrating your body at the same time adding zero calories to your diet, win-win-win!

Our favourite herbs for skin include mint, lemon verbena and ginger as they all taste yummy too. With a touch of honey it is as healthy as its taste is divine.

Keep in mind that in order to benefit from the herb’s health properties, you’d need to soak them in hot water between 1-5 minutes, at least before drinking. Different kinds of tea need to be brewed for different lengths of time. Generally, delicate teas such as green tea need to be brewed for shorter times, while heartier black teas and earthy teas benefit from longer infusions. Of course, the duration of the infusion varies with culture and personal preference.

 

  1.      4. Clean Diet, Clean Skin

Remember, the skin is another way for your body to communicate its condition. One of the most under rated, yet most effective solutions to many health problems and skin disorders is diet. A diet rich in processed foods, sugar, alcohol, soft drinks and saturated fats, and low in fresh fruit, raw vegetables and lean proteins is a recipe for a skin and health disaster. Most people suffering from Acne see amazing improvement in skin, when eliminating all dairy products from their diet.

Typically, you should be consuming at least 5 serves of fresh vegetables and lean, healthy protein with every meal and snack and only 1 serving of fruit a day. Rid your diet of sugary and soft drinks and consume more water or herbal teas.

Clean body reflects in a clean skin. Maintain a cleansing and nourishing routine, detox, refine and nourish your skin cells regularly. When cleansing your body from both the inside and out, results will come faster.
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  1.      5. Superfoods - Super Antioxidant Protection

The importance of eating foods rich in antioxidant cannot be emphasised enough. Free radicals don't sleep or take vacations. It is estimated that the DNA in every cell in the human body suffers about 10,000 "hits" from free radicals each day. It's not surprising then that the oxidative stress that can result when your antioxidant support isn't up to full strength, can produce an array of debilitating conditions in the body and cause premature aging.

The richest foods that provide antioxidant protection are called “Superfoods”. Superfoods are foods, mostly plant based, packed with nutrients, thought to be nutritionally dense and thus good for one's health. Blueberries, acai, goji berry and kale are just a few examples of foods that have garnered the "superfood" label.

Some define Superfoods as a “nutrient powerhouses” that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals. Eating them on a regular basis, may reduce the risk of chronic disease, and prolong life, and people who eat more of them are healthier, thinner and enjoy a more youthful complexion than those who don't.

Some of the nutrients that certain superfoods contain include antioxidants, thought to protect DNA and ward off cancer; healthy fats, thought to prevent heart disease; fiber, thought to prevent diabetes and digestive problems; or phytochemicals, the chemicals in plants responsible for deep colors and smells, which can have numerous health benefits.

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    1. 6. Don't Be So Scared Of Fat!

Unlike what we have been led to believe in the past, fats are actually a necessity for many processes in the body. Some of these processes are involved in maintaining healthy, youthful skin. Every cell in the body has an outer membrane consisting of fat – no fat, no healthy cell membrane, which means the cell can’t function properly and age faster. This includes skin cells, of course! Fat is involved in the maintenance of the youthful appearance of your skin, making it look plumb, hydrated and healthy.

You can choose healthy fats from nuts (especially walnuts), flaxseed oil, avocado, fish and eggs and do make sure you consume it daily.

Macadamia nuts, for example, are packed with Omega-7 fatty acids, that are an important source of fuel and building blocks for many of the body’s components and take a major role in improving skin’s condition and look. Omega 7, commonly recommended to helping fight premature aging symptoms such as wrinkles, dryness, loss of elasticity, malnourishment and other signs of aging. It can help rejuvenate the skin and promote healthy healing after tissue damage as a powerful source of nourishment for collagen, strengthening existing skin cells and repairing injuries.

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    1. 7. Supplement Your Deficiencies

Though a well-balanced diet is important, some nutrients play a bigger role than others in the maintenance of your skin.

Vitamin A is important for supporting and maintaining the epithelial cells of the skin and plays a huge role in wound healing. Vitamin A deficiency can cause signs of aging such as wrinkles, lines and sun spots.

Zinc is a nutrient which many are deficient in. It is found in ginger, sunflower and pumpkin seeds as well as seafood, beef and egg yolk. Whole grains are also a source of zinc, however 80% is lost during the milling of flour. A deficiency in zinc has been linked to skin issues such as acne, delayed wound healing, stretch marks and skin lesions.

Magnesium also plays and important role in maintaining young, healthy body and skin. Symptoms of poor magnesium intake can include muscle cramps, poor sleep, chronic pain and even facial tics. It pays to ensure that you get adequate magnesium before signs of deficiency occur. According to population studies of average magnesium intake, there’s a good chance that you’re not. Less than 30% of U.S. adults consume the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of magnesium. And nearly 20% get only half of the magnesium they need daily to remain healthy.

Vitamin D is essentially a hormone, we get (or should we say, create) the majority of this from the sun when our skin comes into contact with sunlight however we do get some vitamin D from foods such as fish, egg yolk and sprouted seeds. Research shows the benefit of vitamin D in the management of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis as well as acne.

To sum it all up, fighting time takes time. You shouldn’t expect overnight results.

Between the ages of 30-40 your skin takes around 30 days to renew, so expecting the final results in a few days is just unlikely. Be patient, your healthy beautiful skin is just around the corner.

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