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 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:
- Heart disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
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.
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!
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