Natural Glowing Healthy Skin

The old adage, “You are what you eat.” rings true, even for your skin.  The food you use to nourish your skin cells will reflect on the health, look, and feel of those cells and ultimately your skin.  If you want natural, glowing, healthy skin, you will have to eat right.  You will have to eat the most natural, nourishing, healthy foods you can find.

Eating foods low in nutritional value and high in preservatives will force your body to expel those toxins out through your lymphatic vessels, blood vessels and pores.  This will leave your skin looking faded and tired.  Eating foods high in sugar and fat can force your body to product too much insulin and store fat.  The fat cells store hormones such as estrogen and testosterone.  When these hormones become unbalanced, women can produce unwanted facial hair and men can develop larger breasts.

There are also several health issues that can come from eating an unhealthy diet.  Do your skin and the rest of your body a favor and eat the healthiest foods possible.

Some foods are especially good for your skin.  You will be pleasantly surprised at the delicious assortment of foods that can bring your skin care to a deeper cellular level of healthy.  Below is a list from Glamour Magazine of 10 foods that are healthy for your skin.

  1. Nettles – The leaves of a nettle plant are very medicinal, detoxifying and great tasting.  Put them in your tea for great looking skin.
  2. Dark Berries – Full of antioxidants and fiber, berries can also regulate insulin keeping your body free of excess fat.
  3. Nuts – Loaded with zinc, copper, iron, vitamin E, and selenium, nuts can help increase white blood cells to fight off infection, while helping your skin glow.
  4. Tomatoes – The high vitamin C content will help keep you healthy and the lycopene helps stimulate blood flow, keeping your skin radiant.
  5. Watercress – Put some of this powerful antioxidant in your next salad.  There is manganese, carotene and potassium in watercress, that will help your body cleanse itself of toxins and excess fluids.
  6. Fennel – This power food reduces inflammation and aides in digestion, which ultimately will help maintain healthier skin.
  7. Red Grapes – The kind with seeds is highly recommended for treating skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
  8. Kale – One of my favorites, kale is full of vitamins A, B complex, C, E, and K.  It also has manganese, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, protein, folate and phosphorus.  Talk about PACKED with good stuff!
  9. Avocado – Vitamins E and C are two great reasons to eat avocado, but the oils in avocado have been known to stimulate collagen production in the skin and can keep you looking younger.   So don’t miss your serving of avocado!
  10. Garlic – There are high amounts of allicin in garlic.  This chemical can play an important role in detoxifying the body, including your skin.

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