Who doesn't want gorgeous, glowing, radiant skin? I truly believe that you are what you eat! Good nutrition plays a key role in skin health and overall longevity. My latest article featured in Anton Newspapers/Long Island Weekly focuses on nutrition for gorgeous skin! Read an excerpt from the article below:
“YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. SO DON’T BE FAST, CHEAP, EASY OR FAKE.” —UNKNOWN
The skin is the largest organ in the human body, and acts as a barrier to protect your other organs from toxins and the environment. Your skin is the best indicator that you are what you eat! Beauty and youthfulness truly come from inner health, and what you eat and drink everyday impacts the health of your skin. If you consistently eat foods high in sugar, sodium, saturated fat and toxins, you can’t expect your skin to stay healthy and beautiful.
Since your skin is directly connected to your bloodstream, it is often the first place that a nutrient deficiency can be seen. Specifically, certain B vitamin deficiencies can affect the texture and pigmentation of the skin causing scaly, dry, irritated skin. Nourishing foods and proper hydration help your body stay healthy from the inside out.
As we age, skin becomes thinner and drier. This in turn can make the skin more susceptible to damage, wrinkles and lines. Certain environmental factors such as smoking and sun exposure can accelerate the development of wrinkles. However, antioxidants can help slow or prevent skin damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals. Vitamins that act as antioxidants include vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and the mineral selenium. Antioxidant-rich foods include blueberries, strawberries, carrots, tomatoes, kale, spinach and green tea. Try to choose a wide variety of colorful vegetables for plentiful antioxidant benefits. Research shows that fruit and vegetables consumption may represent the most healthy and safe method to....
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