5 Things You Need for Healthy Skin

Your skin is the major organ of your body, and the secret to keep it radiant no matter your age is to protect it by eating what benefits it.

Good nutrition = Great, radiant, healthy skin.

In the same way, poor nutrition = Colorless, gloomy skin.

The saying, “You are what you eat,” holds a lot of truth behind it. Anything you eat will affect your body functioning in a good or bad way. Food affects your hormonal state, your insulin levels, and your general health.

For example, you probably know that high GI sugar will unsettle your insulin levels. The insulin hormone affects almost every cell in your body, and it has been confirmed that this type of alteration is correlated with almost every degenerative disease that affects human beings today:

  • Parkinson’s
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Aging

So, eating well is vital if you want to be in good health, and it is also crucial to keep your skin radiant and healthy-looking. Basically, the way it works is this: give your body what it needs to thrive and it will show on the outside.

Here we show you 5 things your skin needs to look radiant and healthy:

1. The right amount of oxygen

Oxygen is critical for survival, but breathing it in and out is not enough. When you exercise, you oxygenate your skin and internal tissues by releasing toxins, however, overdoing it can make your skin look older because an excess of oxygen will result in an increase of body oxidation.

2. Lots of water

We are over 70% water; so, it is only logical to acknowledge that if you don’t keep your body hydrated your skin will pay the price. A skin lacking water will become dry, chapped, itchy, irregular and flaky.

3. Beneficial fats and oils

Not all fats are bad; in fact, our bodies require certain fats and oils to be healthy, and our skin needs them to keep its elasticity and shine.

Among the good fats that benefit our skin are: coconut oil and fish oil. These good fats help keep the skin’s connective tissues strong and provide antioxidant protection.

4. Antioxidants

Free radicals, which are unstable electrons, assault our body cells weakening and even killing them. This enemy appears while following your normal daily routine; nevertheless, they become deadly when you are very stressed, when you breathe a lot of smog, eat junk food, and don’t get enough sleep.

But don’t despair, because antioxidants come to the rescue! These reduce the rate of cellular obliteration, delay aging and protect you from illness.

The best source of antioxidants, as we all know, is fruits and vegetables. If you are not eating enough veggies and fruits every day your body will be deprived of the antioxidants your skin desperately needs to stay young and radiant.

5. Protection against carcinogens

Carcinogens accelerate the speed in which free radicals harm you. The worst kind are the chemicals found in food, beauty products, supplements, and any other product that comes in contact with your body, because they obtain easy access into your system to begin annihilating cells in a very fast way.

The solution: eat only organic foods, prefer organic beauty products, and get your nutrients from nature as much as possible.

It may not be easy to discard poisonous products and welcome only safe and natural options into our lives; however, it is highly worth it if your goal in life is to experience it to the fullest and in the most authentic way possible!


  1. I really need some help with some recepies with eating the Paleo way. My life depends on eating more healthy. I now have diabetes and high blood pressure. I’ve had both for some time now, but diabetes is getting worse. Not on any medications for it yet, and don’t want to go there. So can you help me with some meals I can use to start out?

    I really want a REAL BOOK I can carry with me to the kitchen and or elsewhere when I go shopping to the store for food. I dislike that Paleo book that is only ONLINE.

    I’ve been telling people that my son and his family only use the Paleo way of eating. They are body builders but he and his wife are seldome at home to help me out.

    Thank you so much.
    Mary Wiseley

    QUESTION! Eating the Paleo way, is it healthy for diabetics?

    Please write me back at

    1. Hi Mary,

      Thank you for your comment! As requested, I sent you a private email, but also wanted to post a quick message here too. Paleo can definitely be healthy for diabetics (both type 1 and type 2), which we previously discussed in this post. We have some delicious and simple meal plans that will help to jump-start your Paleo journey and get you eating Paleo with ease. We also have a downloadable and printable “Quickstart guide and Paleo Challenge” PDF eBook that you can take with you on the go, that contains recipes and answers to commonly asked questions. In addition, we have private Paleo coaching with our nutritionists at Paleo Plan, if you feel like you would like more one-on-one help with making the transition. I’m so happy to hear that you are ready to take command of your health, and please let us know how we can be of further assistance!

      In good health,
      Kinsey Jackson, MS, CN
      Paleo Plan

  2. I tell my friends all about Paleo. But I can’t back it up. I need to lose about 60 lbs, and once I do that, I will be tickled pink and will be able to tell others how Paleo eating made it happen.

    You can also contact me at my Facebook page name is: O’Malia Harper

    1. Hi again Mary! I sent you a private email, but also feel free to check us out on Facebook! We post some helpful information there. We are excited for you to experience the benefits of eating Paleo first-hand, and please do let us know how we can be of help!

      You can click here to access our Facebook page.

      Best of luck to you!
      Kinsey Jackson, MS, CN
      Paleo Plan

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