Eating for true beauty.
What you are eating could be written all over your face. Our skin is the largest organ on our bodies. It can communicate many things. For example when the skin is dehydrated, the appearance of the skin can become dull and dry. When the body is consuming too much sugar, it is possible for wrinkles to show up a lot faster, according to Lisa Drayer, MA RD, author of The Beauty Diet (McGraw-Hill, 2008), states, "To minimize wrinkles, limit your added sugar to 10 percent of your total daily calories." Sugar depletes the body of beneficial nutrients we need to help with anti- aging. Studies show that sugar accelerates aging by altering cellular proteins and nuclelic acids. Sugar also depletes the body of calcium which will advance aging . Eating veggies, legumes and olive oil helps to improve skin elasticity and tone.
Limiting sugar in the diet also will help remove acne from the skin. Sugar increases insulin and elevated insulin affects the sebaceous(oils) glands in your body, which as a result will contribute to acne. Eating Omega-3 fish, like salmon and sardines, colorful veggies and fruits can help improve skin clarity.
Changing what is written on your face can be as simply as changing what you include in your diet each day.
How can you have beautiful skin, hair and nails? Incorporating these foods in your daily diet may just do the trick:
For your skin
- Feed your skin high potassium foods such as, leafy greens, bell peppers, broccoli and Omega - 3 (salmon and sardines) .
For your hair
- Feed your hair a vegetable protein diet such as, carrots, bell peppers, lettuces, apples and strawberries.
For your nails
- Feed your nails Calicum rich foods such as, leafy greens, molasses, seafood, onions and olive oil.