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Are You Starving Your Skin?

Posted by Administrator on 10/16/2014 to News

Are You Starving Your Skin?

As important as it is to use pure clean skin products to avoid putting toxins into your body through your skin what you put into your body matters too!

ďYou are what you eatĒ is not just a catchy phrase, itís the truth!  The healthier the foods you eat the better your skin looks.   There are Doctors who say that skin conditions like acne and chronic conditions like eczema are linked to diet.  So, donít starve your skin!

Here are some foods that are particularly healthy: Healthy skin cells depend on vitamin A.   While you may know that vitamin A is rich in foods like  Sweet Potatoes, dark leafy greens, Apricots or Sweet Red Peppers and are great for your skin you might be surprised to learn that dairy products are high in vitamin A, and yogurt which also contains live bacteria thatís great for digestion Ė which in turn is also critical for healthy looking skin! 

Berries and dark fruits like plums are also rich in antioxidants which are great for skin. The antioxidants and phytochemicals in these fruits can protect help protect skin cells.

Essential Fatty Acids are very important not only to your overall health, but your skin too!  Salmon, Walnuts, Flax Seeds are rich sources. Fish donít actually produce EFAís they store them from the algae they eat. So donít overlook whole foods like whole grains, fruits, seeds or nuts.  Walnuts are an excellent source of Omega-3ís! Dark green veggies like kale, collards, chard and even seaweed are also great sources because all chlorophyll-rich green foods contain Omega-3 fats. And donít overlook that parsley, itís a rich source of nutrients!

Ditch the Ďwhite foodsí!  White flour foods & sugars not only are a key contributor to weight gain because they are what trigger insulin production, and insulin is your Ďfat hormoneí Ė but they also cause inflammation in our cells which according to many experts is one of the contributors to poor health.

Water! I canít say this enough.  Dehydration is not only a contributor to poor health, it also makes skin look dry or sallow, and contributes to skin aging.  You are not going to get the hydration your body and your skin needs from soda.  Itís water your body and skin is thirsty for!  If you arenít drinking enough water there is no magic formula cream or lotion that will make your skin look great.


 Hereís to our health!


Shirley Makela

AADP Certified Holistic Health Coach


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