The Foods You Eat Affect Your Skin
September 14th, 2012
I normally condense my beauty related news in order to just give you the vital information you need. However, I found this article on LiveStrong.com that provides a wealth of data on what foods to avoid and what harm they can do to your skin. This is an excerpt of the article but click on the highlighted link above so you can read the article in its entirety.
Poor-Quality, Packaged And Processed Foods
Koff says processed and packaged foods should be avoided because there is little life-force. In other words, during processing, living enzymes and nutrients are broken down and lost. “Diets high in such foods almost always demonstrate nutritional deficiencies, and such deficiencies always show up in the skin,” Koff says. “In general, the better the quality of your food, the better your health and skin.” Additionally, boxed foods frequently have low water content. All foods, and especially fruits and vegetables in their natural/raw state, are higher in water content and add hydration to the body necessary to proper organ function. This hydration is essential to healthy skin because it assists in skin detoxification and helps to regulate oil production.
Non-organic foods can contain hormones, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and waxes. Yum. When it comes to our health, these toxic intruders can pack a detrimental punch in a myriad of ways. Certain hormones and pesticides have been found to disrupt motor skills and have been linked to a variety of diseases and health conditions. Our bodies don’t recognize these chemicals and they often create an inflammatory response. Even more, studies show that organically grown food has two to three times the vitamins, minerals and trace elements of commercially grown food. The more nutrients – which are the building blocks of a healthy complexion – that our body gets, the better our skin will look and perform.
With industrial farming methods, animals are frequently fed a cocktail of steroids, growth hormones and antibiotics. Additionally, they aren’t fed their natural herbivore diet, but rather are stuffed with foods to make them fatter faster, not healthier. When we eat these animals, by default, we get a dose of their diet -and this chemical cocktail. These compounds can create hormonal imbalances in our bodies, which can lead to acne and inflammation. Additionally, animal meats in general are more difficult on our digestive systems, and if we aren’t getting enough water and fiber in our diets, meats can get stuck in our digestive system, where they putrefy and contribute to toxicity.
If you have trouble changing your diet, then do it in small enough steps until you have achieve your overall goal. A person’s diet almost immediately reflects on their skin, good or bad. And the second vital step is the external care of your skin. Doing both will fulfill your expectation and will give you the skin you always wanted. Make sure that you always use quality skin care products.
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