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You know the old saying “you are what you eat!” Well, nothing could be any closer to the truth when it come to your skin. Our skin is built from the inside out. Day to day and year to year, skin draws its healthy glow from good nutrition. Even though acne and wrinkles have different causes, and occur at different times in your life, nutrition can help minimize or prevent both of these problems and enhance your skin’s natural beauty. Balance is the key word. Diet should supply all the nutrients needed to build health, namely, protein, carbohydrates, fats, essential fatty acids and all the essential vitamins and minerals. Choose foods with plenty of B vitamins like B-2 and B-3. Multivitamins are nutritional supplements subject to continued debate surrounding their efficacy. Most doctors agree the best way to get these value nutrients into your body is through food, which is good news, because the cost of vitamins can add up over time. These foods convert calories into energy for metabolism and are components of enzymes that maintain normal skin function. Here are some healthy skin diet tips:
1. Vitamin B1 aids skin health by helping to keep the circulation normal.
2. Ground flaxseeds are an excellent source of omega-three fatty acids, which promote good skin health. This meal plan adds flaxseed to your breakfast cereal for a healthy start to your day.
3. Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine deficiency can result in dermatitis or eczema.
4. Vitamin E helps promote great skin, which is why this diet includes nuts such as hazelnuts and almonds — which are high in vitamin E — as snacks.
5. Eating fish can also be very beneficial to your complexion. The oils in fish will actually help to feed moisture to your skin. It is suggested that at least one meal per day include some type of fish, either fresh or canned. Even canned tuna qualifies in this department!
6. Don’t forget dairy products, especially milk, and make sure to include vegetable oils in your diet along with yogurts. Always avoid junk food as much as possible (good luck)!
7. Water. As if you couldn’t guess! Water flushes the toxins in your body out so icky stuff doesn’t get stored inside – and start showing itself on the outside. Not drinking enough fluid can have a dramatic effect on skin because water increases skin’s density and turgor — meaning properly hydrated skin has more elasticity, which supports the barrier function of the skin and helps skin repair itself
Remember, if you eat something your body can’t digest properly, the first thing it does is try to push out the offending food via the skin. So, when the avocados don’t help with ALL your wrinkles, visit Solutions Medical Center (formerly Avanti Skin Center) for some “extra” help!