You Are What You Eat

by debs
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The title says it all: You Are What You Eat so today’s Ahhmazingly Healthy blog is all about eating healthy to have beautiful radiant complexion and a healthy glow to your skin.

It is very important to eat right especially to consume fruits and vegetables that contain powerful antioxidants that help to protect the skin from cell damage that could be caused by unhealthy food choices, smoking, environmental causes, and aging. Antioxidants can help to slow damage to the skin cells caused by free radicals from the environment. Fruits, veggies and healthy fats from oily fish, nuts, along with a balanced diet of Beta Carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc and Selenium are all ways to get in healthy foods that promote healthy skin.

Beta Carotene or Vitamin A is an antioxidant and found in foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, broccoli, Kale, cantaloupe, apricots, romaine lettuce and it can also be found in some herbs and spices such as paprika, parsley, cilantro and coriander.

A good source of Vitamin C are blueberries, oranges, broccoli, guava, kiwi, papaya, strawberries, sweet potatoes and these help to strengthen the capillaries that supply the skin and improve elasticity.

Vitamin E can be found in foods such as almonds, avacados, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, pinenuts to name a few as it protects the skin from cell damage and supports healthy skin as a moisturizer.

Selenium helps to boost your immune system that the body needs which are found in brazil nuts, fish, shell fish, tomatoes and broccoli to name a few.

Eat enough Omega -3 fatty acids such as oily fish, chia seeds and walnuts that encourage the body to produce anti-inflammatory properties to help with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Hydrate and drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day however, if you are more active and exercise then your body will need more fluids as it is being eliminated through perspiration and or being absorbed in the tissues. If you are dehydrated then your skin can become dry can cause you to look older. Please remember that watermelon or cucumber also contribute to fluid intake.

Hope this blog has helped you to want to make good food choices so that you can stay healthy and keep your skin looking beautiful, healthy and with a glow.

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