Foods for the skin: Get healthy skin

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Monday September 25th, 2017
Healthy nutrition

Just like the body’s other organs, the skin needs specific care in order to be healthy. Cosmetics and dermatology help us keep it in the best condition possible, but introducing certain foods for the skin into our diet will allow us to improve its health even more.

Nutrients for the skin

Antioxidant foods provide our body with the nutrients the skin needs to be able to fight against any external aggressor, whether skin diseases or common factors pollution or adverse climate.

In addition, these foods play an important role in fighting the skin’s aging. In short, a healthy and regenerative diet may ostensibly improve our epidermis.

Fruits and vegetables 

Cabbages, and above all, broccoli, are vegetables with a high content of antioxidant nutrients. They contain vitamins C and E, which stimulate the production of collagen and improve the epidermis barrier against UV rays. An excellent way to keep your skin healthy!

Carrots are another vegetable essential for skin care, as they are very rich in beta-carotenes. This compound repairs the epidermal tissues and helps assimilate sun rays and avoid damage.

Fruits are also essential as they are in rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, which help protect the collagen essential for healthy skin.

Seeds and nuts

These foods will also help the skin to keep its beauty. Pumpkin seeds can be combined in numerous dishes to give them a delicious touch of flavour. They are rich in zinc and beta-carotenes, making them the best allies to maintain collage and renew the skin.

Don’t overlook almonds in your diet. These nuts are high in vitamin E, a nutrient essential to protect the skin from the effects of the sun and to provide it with adequate nutrition.

Fish

Fatty fish is one of the bases of a healthy diet. Its omega 3 fatty acids stimulate cellular regeneration and help to reduce inflammation, including dermatological inflammation.

 Water

Are we really aware of the importance of water for our body? Though not many people consider it a food per se, the truth is that water is essential for the body. Water also plays a key role for hydrating the skin from inside and insuring its elasticity.

We have to bear in mind that the composition of some fruits contains a large quantity of water, which we can use to complement the amount of water we normally drink.

Want to take care of your skin? If you’ve decided to keep it in the best condition possible, both in terms of health and esthetics, including these foods in your diet is one of your best options. In addition to strengthening your skin and giving it an appearance that is healthy and full of life, bear in mind that they will also help you keep your state of health thanks to their important nutrient content. Can you think of a better ally for your body?

 You may also be interested in hearing about the SHA Wellness Clinic Detox program, where they’ll help you purify your body.

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