You are what you eat and if you doubt it, just try searching the most common diet-related problems affecting your organs. You will see that what you put into your mouth has a direct impact on you organs’ health.
Liver and heart issues are most commonly associated with diet but the largest organ in the body, the skin is often overlooked when discussing diet and its effects on it.
The skin is an outward manifestation of our body’s overall health state and everyone desires beautiful glowing flawless skin. We’ll look at what foods make your skin beautiful and why diet is as important as cleansing and moisturizing.
What Foods Make Your Skin Beautiful
Lack of omega 3 fatty acids in the diet not only causes dry skin but also makes the skin susceptible to elements damage i.e. sunburn from UV rays and other element associated issues.
Intake of fatty fish will keep lupus at bay while keeping your skin moisturized and helping the creation of new skin cells. It also causes mitigation of inflammation thanks to the healthy dose of Vitamins that most fatty fish pack.
Incorporating sweet potatoes into your diet will give you a whooping three times RDI of Beta-carotene which is converted into vitamin A by the body.
Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that acts as a natural effective defense against harmful rays to your skin. This natural sunblock keeps your skin moisturized and looking healthy.
Everyone used to run away from broccoli as a child but the zinc, Vitamin Am and vitamin C this vegetable brings to the table is enough reason to be running after it. Broccoli contains a lot of minerals and proteins that are great for the skin.
What stands out and makes it so important to your skin health is a compound known as sulforaphane. This compound not only protects the skin from sun damage but also has anti skin cancer benefits.
Broccoli can also help the skin maintain collagen levels and combat oxidative damage to the skin. Incorporate Broccoli into your diet and you can say good bye to wrinkled and dry skin.
Is it a fruit or a vegetable? Whatever the answer, it is a great source of lycopene and all other major carotenoids that prevent wrinkling of the skin. It can also protect your skin from sun damage.
Tomatoes are also an amazing vitamin C source and are sure to help give your skin an enviable radiance.
If you are missing the glow your skin had in your youthful days then you should make sure that you incorporate soy into your diet. It can increase collagen and combat skin dryness.
Regular soy isoflavones intake will result in elastic, wrinkle free skin as well enhanced protection from free radicals and harmful UV rays.
Skin care goes beyond your nightly or morning cleansing rituals. Even though they are important, you might not be achieving your full potential if you do not know what foods make your skin beautiful and add them to your diet.
You are what you eat so eat right and your skin will thank you.
Contributed by Dreamwriter