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Sometimes vanity can help motivate you to consider the nutritional content of your foods. Use the tips below to incorporate foods into your diet that will nutritionally support beautiful skin.
Include fish in your diet with Omega 3 fats which, in addition to other health benefits, has recently been found to provide skin with protection against sun damage when eaten about three times a week. Do not under any circumstances treat your nutritional inclusion of fish as an excuse to skip the sunscreen.
Foods that raise your blood sugar seem to contribute to acne. Limiting your intake of products that are known to raise blood sugar, including dairy products and many types of bread, is a good way to watch calories and avoid possible breakouts from eating foods that raise blood sugar.
In addition to other benefits of antioxidant rich foods, they seem to be helpful for skin as well so eat your berries and spinach for overall health and healthy skin.
Vitamin C is important to include in your healthy skin diet because in addition to being an antioxidant it helps promote collagen production. Collagen is helpful to skin structure.
Eat cucumbers for the benefits of silica which can help keep connective tissues healthy. And putting cucumber slices on your eyes is not a myth in terms of reducing puffiness.
Include eggs in your nutritious skin diet because of the variety of nutrients in eggs from selenium which can help prevent skin infections and vitamin A which helps your skin cells to form and reform evenly.
Eggs, specifically egg whites, can be used on your skin to tighten it. Be careful you don’t eat the raw egg whites and wash your hands and face after use.
Include coffee but not too much. The studies you’ll read about coffee vary ranging from the promise of reduced skin cancer to a raised incidence of some bone ailments. The average number of four cups of coffee daily seems to be safe and can yield some benefits for your skin as well.
Dark chocolate can be beneficial for skin because of flavanols contained in the chocolate. This one is a great way to incorporate a treat that will add calories but can provide you skin benefits of preventing aging from sun damage as well as retain suppleness of skin.
A gluten free or a gluten reduced diet can help your skin because gluten has been associated with certain blemishes even in people without celiac disease, which is most people. Cutting down on eating foods containing grains like wheat and barley will cut down on your gluten and possibly improve the appearance of skin blemishes.
Products containing soy can cause skin irritation in some individuals. If you’re unhappy with your skin, skip the soy and eat real meat instead for the protein benefits without the risk to your skin.
Nutrition can sometimes be more interesting when you connect it to achieving some observable goal such as helping your skin look the best it can. Use the suggestions above to consider nutritious items that can also make your skin healthier and more beautiful.