Eating your way to perfect skin
Skin is the largest organ in the body, yet while there is much talk and advice given about other organs such as the heart or lungs, skin health barely registers as an important issue.
Instead, rashes, infections or spots are considered unavoidable ailments, instead of the symptoms, most likely, of a poor lifestyle and diet.
It’s well known that smoking can cause yellowing of the skin and teeth, and alcohol can cause reddening in the face, but other lifestyle choices – such as what we eat – aren’t often mentioned in connection with skin.
Science proves that sugar, however, has a strongly negative impact. Sugary foods flood the body with toxins, and toxins can in turn lead to spots and acne. Sugar also causes premature ageing to the skin, whereas avoiding it can restore a youthful glow.
The reality is that perfect skin is within the grasp of anyone who wants to achieve a flawless complexion – just by making a few changes with what you eat.
Cutting out sugars and grains, and switching to a predominantly healthy diet, are all steps towards glowing skin, but replacing the junk with the right foods is essential.
Omega 3 fatty acids are crucial to healthy skin, so eating oily fish or linseed oil can make all the difference.
Vitamin C-rich foods are also important – blueberries, broccoli, oranges and sweet potatoes will all aid skin rejuvenation.
Foods featuring selenium are also important too; adding avocado, hazelnut or almonds to the diet could restore radiance, while oatmeal has been scientifically proven to reduce wrinkles.
Other obvious diet choices – eating your five-a-day, adding more greens to your plate – will make a real difference.
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