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    Healthy Eating for Glowing Skin

    The skin is the largest organ of the body and the foods we choose to eat can either blemish or condition our complexion.

    We all crave radiant skin, and spend much of our daily beauty regime trying to improve our complexion.  Many of today’s cosmetic products are enriched with vitamins and minerals, but nothing beats eating the real thing to nourish our skin from within. A basic and balanced diet is essential for healthy skin, and should consists of plenty of fruits and vegetables, carbohydrates, protein and a little fat. Aim to drink 3-4 Litres of water a day to keep your skin well-hydrated and therefore supple.

     

    Edible medicines for your skin

    Food is also an effective medicine for the skin, helping it to fight against spots, ageing and even serious skin disease. Deficiencies in important nutrients such as niacin (Vitamin B3), however, can lead to unpleasant skin ailments. So for clean, clear and glowing skin, eat to feed your face.

    Natural help for your skin

    Even if you don’t have a specific skin problem, it’s worth watching what you eat if you want to ensure it stays that way. A clear complexion can attribute to cleansed, well-nourished skin but you can also boost its condition with food:

    Strengthener’s

    Carrot, Basil, Apples, Olives, Ginger,Mushrooms, Radishes, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Coriander and Water Chestnuts all help to strengthen the skin.

    Nourishers

    Peppers and spicy foods increase the circulation of blood and, therefore, vital nutrients around the body.

    Natural Cleansers

    The fibre in oatmeal helps flush toxins from the body, resulting in a clear, unblemished skin.

    Eat your way to better skin

    Your skin will only benefit from a diet rich in fresh foods. Be sure to hydrate your skin by drinking lots of water and wash all fresh fruit and vegetables to remove chemical residues.

    Foods for youthful skin

    In recent years,skin ageing has been attributed to any excess of free radicals (by-products of energy production) which causes cell damage. Certain substances in food, labelled antioxidants, are thought to help combat the signs of ageing by protecting cells from free radicalsAntioxidants include:

    Food to nourish dry skin

    Dry, tierd looking skin can often be the result of dehydration, a fat-free diet or nutrient deficiency. Ensure that your diet contains the following:

    Foods to heal problem skin

    Unpleasant skin conditions can often be a sign that you need to include specific foods in your diet.

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