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Skin Health and Food: Correlations Between Youthful-Looking Skin and Diet

We all know the importance of nutrition. We know that there are certain foods that are bad for us—foods that can cause harm to our organs and cause unnecessary weight gain—and foods that are good for us, and provide a direct benefit to our health and wellbeing.
And did you know that healthy, youthful, and vibrant-looking skin can be directly attributed to a quality diet? It’s true, what you routinely eat will significantly affect the health of, and the appearance of, your skin. No, this does not mean that a few treats during the holiday season will cause unnecessary and irreparable damage, but it does mean to remember to consume treats and other unhealthy foods in moderation.

Beneficial Foods

Most all unprocessed foods have certain properties that benefit our bodies. Fish, for instance, is chock-full of Omega-3 fatty acids. “Fatty acids” sounds bad, but in truth it provides a direct benefit to skin health; fatty acids are necessary to keep skin looking supple—a lack of fatty acids in our diet can also be attributed to dried out skin. Fatty acids also reduce inflammation, which could lead to a reduction in redness and acne. Walnuts are also a quality choice to supplement fatty acids, and reduce bodily inflammation.
Another quality food that has become a staple in supermarkets across the country is the avocado. Avocado has numerous health benefits. The avocado is loaded with healthy fats that benefit both the interior functions of the body and also the appearance and overall health of the skin. Avocados, like fish, are also full of Vitamin E, and
Vitamin E helps by protecting the skin from damage. Foods rich in Vitamin C–there are many—benefit the skin. To build collagen, you need Vitamin C. Vitamin C can be found in simple foods such as peppers—yellow or red bell peppers—as well as in some greens such as broccoli and kale. Tomatoes and oranges are also packed full of the vitamin.
Of course, in addition to a healthy diet, you can supplement with certain Vitamins and minerals. And if you have any questions, or would like to explore the many supplemental products available at Central Wellness, then call or stop in today.

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