Is A Raw Food Diet Good For Your Skin?
October 9th, 2012
By now you have most likely read that the health of your skin is reflected by the foods you eat, good or bad. But what are the foods you should eat? I found this article on the benefits of raw foods and it contends that there is no better way to get perfect skin than to switch to an all raw foods diet.
The theory of raw foods is that anything which you cook over 105 degrees kills all the important nutrients, enzymes and probiotics that the food has to offer, robbing you of the complete nutrition of that particular food.
However, I have witnessed first hand, that this diet if used exclusively, can cause problems for your digestive system as these food can be harder to digest. If your digestive can’t process the nutrients of the foods you eat your skin will reflect it by giving you problem skin. This can be anything from dull to age looking skin.
In my opinion it would be far better to add raw foods to your diet than to use it exclusively as I believe no one diet has everything you need. Taking a complete approach to your diet will give you a wide range of nutritional foods to choose from and ultimately a flawless complexion.
Super Foods For Radiant Skin
These are some super foods that Rebecca Reynolds, a raw food educator and certified health coach recommends, they are great for your skin and you can eat them alone or as part of a larger meal.
Chia Seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Essential fatty acids repair cell membranes to support the skin’s elasticity and also aid in the production of collagen.
Along with vitamin A and beta-carotene, raw honey contains all of the B-complex vitamins known to produce healthy skin. Raw honey contains antimicrobial and antibiotic factors that are great for reducing acne.
Avocado is rich in vitamin C, E and both are well known antioxidants. Vitamin C is specially good for your skin as it reduces inflammation and increases collagen, improving skin tone and wrinkles.
Carotenoids are antioxidants and they are responsible for the red and orange color in vegetables and fruits. Some of these are berries, carrots, tomatoes.
Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that cause disease and aging skin.
Astaxanthin is a red pigment produced by plants and algae and it has 6000 times the antioxidant power of vitamin C.
You can find astaxanthin in red beets, yellow peppers and sea vegetables as well as sockeye salmon as it feeds on it.
Goji Berries contain two to four times as many antioxidants as blueberries and is packed with as many as 18 amino acids, eight of them being essential.
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.
Optimal nutrition equals gorgeous, glowing skin and knowing what these foods are is essential for your overall beauty needs.
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