A healthy and balanced diet helps us all look good - both inside and out. A great example of a worldwide healthy diet is the Mediterranean diet, which includes a large variety of vegetables and olive oils, while limiting the use of saturated fats.
Fruits and vegetables are arguably the richest sources of nutrients on this Earth for humans, and should make up the basis of our diets. Moreover, things like whole grains, lentils, beans, nuts/seeds, lean meats and fish, and whole food fats like avocado, and unrefined plant oils should be integrated into our daily meals or snacks. So how does this affect our skin?
According to registered nutritionist Jo Lewin, is it important to
“Treat your skin kindly and optimize your nutrition by eating antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables, healthy fats from oily fish and nuts, and a varied and balanced diet. This should give optimal levels of the nutrients that are crucial for radiant skin, including beta carotene, vitamins C and E, zinc and selenium.”
What Does Your Skin Say About Your Diet?
Some diseases caused by poor diet may be reflected in the skin, such as:
Pellagra or Marasmus, which are caused by a deficit of protein or vitamin B and vitamin C
Acne due to an excess of fatty products
Alopecia or seasonal hair loss, due to iron-poor content
Rosacea episodes may be triggered due to consumption of spicy substances and alcohol
Your Skin Reflects Your Digestion
The intake of healthy food helps promote healthy daily digestion, where our bodies eliminate the toxins that pollute our sensitive bodies. If your gut and digestive functions are not functioning to effectively excrete waste regularly, the body can reabsorb some of the toxins or waste that should have been moved out of the body. These substances can then taint the skin, which can cause skin problems and poor skin tone. If you have enough fiber and fluid intake, you are much less likely to suffer from this - so do your gut and skin a favor and eat balanced!
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