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Eating For Healthy Skin

19.07.2017

We are reproducing and therefore shedding skin cells on a constant basis. In order for our new skin cells to be healthy, it is vital that we consume a healthy diet rich in all of the vitamins and minerals our skin needs. A healthy diet made up from eating real foods should make improvements to the appearance of your skin within a month, especially if you already struggle with acne or greasiness.

 

 

Some men and many women find that they suffer from regular skin breakouts, with little being effective in the way of improvement. We can spend hundreds of pounds on the newest ‘miracle’ cream, with little difference as a result. However, food can make huge strides into the quality of your skin and the frequency at which you suffer from outbreaks.

 

Foods To Clear Up Problem Skin

 

Lycopene (antioxidant)

 

Red foods inc. sun dried tomatoes, watermelon, papaya, grapefruit, red pepper, red cabbage

Helps to protect skin

 

Vitamin C

 

Oranges, red peppers, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, strawberries

Strengthens the capillaries that supply blood and helps to prevent scarring

 

 

Vitamin A

 

 

Carrots, kale, spinach, broccoli, sweet potato

Maintains elasticity within the skin

 

 

Fatty acids

 

 

Oily fish, walnuts and avocado

A natural moisturiser for the skin, skin will appear less dry if regularly consumed

 

 

Phyto-estrogen rich foods

 

 

Oats, quinoa, bulgur and buckwheat

Helps to maintain steady hormone levels, thus decreasing your risk of developing problem skin

 

 

Zinc

 

 

Oysters, spinach, beef, cashew nuts, crab and kidney beans

Helps your sebaceous glands (oil producing glands) to function properly

 

 

Soy

 

 

Edamame, soy milk, beansprouts

May help to give you a clearer, healthier complexion as soy has been shown to contain minerals and proteins that reduce hyperpigmentation

 

 

Selenium

 

Salmon, Brazil nuts, halibut and sardines

Selenium helps glutathione (an antioixdant) to protect against inflammation and aging

 

 

Vitamin E

 

 

Almonds, spinach, sweet potato, sunflower seeds, butternut squash and avocado

Vitamin E encourages healthy skin growth and helps to protect the skin from cell damage

 

For more about healthy eating please click on the boxes below. 

To discuss our Employee Nutrition Services, call 07778 218009 or email Anna.



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