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WHAT FOOD SHOULD I EAT TO IMPROVE MY SKIN HEALTH

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Your skin depends so much on the type of food you eat, you may not want to believe this but some of the very heart breaking disappointment you have with your skin, can be treated by just changing your diet. please take a quick tour in to discovering what types of nutrients are vital for your skin and in what foods can you find them.

Eat foods rich in Vitamin E and A.  Anti-oxidant; Vitamin E helps form muscles and tissues to prevent wrinkles and premature aging of the skin due to oxidation. It helps prevent dry, dull skin, age spots, falling hair and dandruff. It improves circulation and healing of scars. Research has shown that large doses of vitamin E double healthy cell reproduction to slow the aging process and forestall premature wrinkling. This is present in foods like Avocados, Carrots. Cheese: especially Parmesan, Cheddar; Chickpeas, Egg yolk, Green leafy vegetables, Legumes, Margarine, Meats/poultry/fish, Nuts and nut oils, Oatmeal, Olives, Parsnips, Red peppers, Seeds, Soy products and Soya beans, Sweet corn, Sweet potatoes, Tomatoes Watercress, Wheat germ. Meat, chicken liver, cod liver oil, cheese.

Eat foods rich in Vitamin C.  Anti-oxidant; Vitamin C, in conjunction with protein, is necessary for the production of collagen – the glue that holds us and our skin together and circumvents sags or wrinkles. It regulates sebaceous glands to keep skin from drying out; helps prevent facial lines, wrinkles and spider veins. Vitamin C is essential for, resistance to infection, healing of wounds and firm skin tissues. It is believed to aid skin cells in repairing and reproducing themselves. It is also thought to stimulate production of collagen, enhancing skin smoothness and elasticity. This vitamin is excellent for skin showing signs of aging. These is present in foods like Acerola cherry, Kiwifruit, Green peppers, Citrus fruits and juices, strawberries, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Turnips, Green and other leafy vegetables, Sweet and white potatoes, and Cantaloupe.

Other excellent sources include papaya, mango, watermelon, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, winter squash, red peppers, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, and pineapples.

Eat foods rich in Vitamin B-complex. Vitamin B is vital for clear, luminous skin, youthful looks and for delaying Grey hair. It also counteracts stress, which has adverse effects on one’s appearance. These is present in foods like; Whole grain cereals, wheat, Pulses, Nuts, Green leafy vegetables, Molasses, Meat, Liver and Brewer’s yeast.

Eat foods rich in Vitamin D. Vitamin D promotes healthy eyes, skin and teeth. It is a vitamin found in foods such as fish, oysters, and dairy products. Also, there are enzymes in our skin that make vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight. More foods with vitamin D are like Milk, Beef liver, Salmon, Tuna, Butter, Sprouted seeds.

Eat foods rich in Protein. Proteins are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body’s cells, tissues, and organs, including the skin. Protein foods include; Avocados, Brewer’s yeast, dried legumes, Nuts, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds, Whole grain cereals. Other Protein foods which help to equalize the balance between new and dying cells are Fish, Meats, poultry, eggs, Dairy products, Vegetable proteins, Pulses and Wheat germ.

Eat foods rich in Calcium. Calcium helps clear blemished skin and revitalizes lifeless, tired-looking skin. Calcium is essential for a variety of bodily functions, such as neurotransmission, muscle contraction, and proper heart functions of the skin. Can be found in foods like; Milk products, Whole wheat, Leafy vegetables, Salmon, Sardines, Shellfish, Soybeans, Sunflower seeds, Walnuts, Oranges and Lemons.

Eat foods rich in Magnesium. Magnesium is required to prevent skin disorders. A mineral used by the body to help maintain muscles, nerves, and bones. It is also used in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. These can be found in Almonds, Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Bran, Corn, Dairy products, Figs, Grapefruit, Lemons, Meats, Raw leafy greens and Soy beans.

Eat foods rich in Selenium. Maintains skin elasticity, It helps prevent and correct dandruff, can be found in Asparagus, Bran, Broccoli, Chicken, Egg yolks, Milk, Onions, Red meat, Seafood, Tomatoes, Whole grains.

Eat foods rich in sulphur. Helps maintain healthy hair, nails, and skin. By controlling bacteria and exfoliating the skin, sulphur is a popular acne treatment. Sulfur is thought to dissolve the top layer of dry, dead cells and slow down oil-gland activity. These can be found in the following foods: Bran, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cheese, Clams, Eggs Fish, Mushrooms, Nuts, Peas and beans, Wheat germ.

Eat foods rich in zinc. Zinc aids in the formation of collagen. It helps prevent wrinkles, dry skin and stretch marks, and promotes blemish healing. It is a mineral that is vital to many biological functions such as the smell of your skin. More than 300 enzymes in the human body require zinc for proper functioning. These can be found in foods like; Brewer’s yeast, Eggs, Lean red meat, Seafood, Legumes, Mushrooms, Non-fat dry milk, Pumpkin and sunflower seeds, Shellfish (oysters), Spinach, and Whole grains.

Eat foods rich in Omega 3 and 6. These also helps in the protection of your heart, keeping you from so many skin infected illnesses, you can find omega 3 in Oily Fish e.g.: Salmon, Flax seeds, walnuts, and Canola oil.  Omega 6 Cereals, Eggs, Poultry, Most vegetable oils, Whole-grain breads, baked goods, and margarine. These two are taken in equal potions

Foods that benefit specific skin types

Dry, sensitive & mature skin Drink more Water and consume foods high in vitamin A, B-complex, D and E; Fish such as Salmon & Tuna; Wheat germ, Almond and Linseed; Sunflower and Sesame oils in your cooking; Wild crafted Herbal Products that are useful in Dry, Sensitive & Mature Skin Types.

Normal skin Maintain a well balanced diet. Wild crafted Herbal Products that are useful to a Normal Skin Type.

Oily skin Drink more Water and avoid itch and fried foods; Include more greens and fruits; drink Yarrow Tea; add Cucumber, parsley, Cabbage, Tomato to your cooking.

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