Eating foods that are processed and contain large amounts of sugars doesn’t just take a toll on your waistline it also affects the appearance of your skin as well.
Eating foods with healthy ingredients can dramatically improve your complexion and help in the fight against premature ageing.
Your aim is to make your skin cells as healthy as possible and this can be done by consuming the right amount of nutrients everyday which can be found in natural organic foods and drinks that will boost radiance and help prevent sudden break outs on your skin.
Flaxseeds contain omega 3 fatty acids which can be extremely beneficial for your skin as they have anti-inflammatory effects which are perfect if you suffer from acne, psoriasis and eczema. If your skin is dry then flaxseeds can also be helpful in combatting this by providing better hydration directly to your skin. Flaxseeds attract water to your skin cells that not only leave your skin looking radiant but they can also help in the fight against fine line and wrinkles. Sprinkle some flaxseeds into your smoothie or over your morning oatmeal.
Carrots are not only good for your general health but they are an excellent source for your eyes, digestive system, teeth and skin. They are rich in beta carotene which is an antioxidant; this helps to keep your skin healthy and provides it with a radiant glow. Carrots are perfect if you suffer from sudden flare-ups on your skin, as they help with the over production of cells in the outer layer of your skin. The vitamin A that is found in carrots can also help reduce the development of skin cancer cells.
Kale is a dark green vegetable and contains beta-carotene and lutein which help improve your skins firmness and elasticity. Kale also contains a large amount of Vitamin C which can reduce free radical damage; this happens if you spend too much time in the sun. The free radicals can attack the fibers in your skin which help to support elastin and collagen. When this happens you can experience premature ageing. Steam your Kale and sprinkle with sea salt.
Almonds are packed full of Vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant and helps protect your skin from UV rays. Almonds nourish your skin leaving it smooth and radiant. They can also help in the protection against free radicals that damage your skin cells. As almonds are extremely calorie dense so only eat them in moderation, 8 per day is fine.
One of the most important healthy ingredients for your skin is water. Water flushes out any nasty toxins from your body and supplies your cells with nutrients that help keep your body operating at a high level. Water also keeps your skin cells plump which makes your skin look firmer and younger. Make sure that you are drinking at least 2 liters of water every day. Increase this when the weather is hot and when you are exercising.
You will be amazed at how quickly your skin responds to consuming these healthy ingredients on a daily basis.
Make them part of your weekly grocery shop and you will see and feel the difference.