Here is a summary of a recent article “FEED YOUR SKI N ” by Juno DeMelo published in the most recent issue of Health magazine. As a Health Coach, I believe you must practice self-care by feeding your body the right nutrients . The skin is the largest organ of the body with a total area of 20 square feet. Certain nutrients work wonders for your complexion, warding off flare-ups, hydrating cells, and reversing skin damage. It does not have to cost a lot to feed your body good nutrition. Hydrating and feeding your body antioxidants, omega-3 Fatty Acids, Probiotics, as well as collagen help to keep your skin healthy.
Antioxidants– Aside from produce, other rich sources of antioxidants include herbs, spices, nuts, seeds, and whole grains so eat up.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Omega- 3 Fatty Acids like antioxidants help stop sun-induced aging but they also help to repair the damage that was already done.
Probiotics-The bacteria in probiotic-rich foods (like kombucha and kefir) replenish the friendly flora in your GI tract.
Collagen- This protein is like the scaffolding for your skin tissue, holding its structure in place. Our bodies naturally produce collagen, but as we get older, we break it down faster than we can replace it.
Simple Carbs-Simple can trigger the formation of “sticky” compounds called AGE that weakened the fibers that support your skin, weakening the fibers and causing your skin to lose firmness.
Cow’s Milk- Research has linked milk to acne so if you are struggling with breakouts try switching to a milk alternative.
Alcohol- Even a few drinks can be tough on your skin because booze is so dehydrating and deplete y our store of vitamin A. Snack on kale, grapefruit or watermelon the next day to replenish your A levels if you do partake.
Yours in Health,