We all know the famous saying: "You are what you eat." For our bodies to function well, we need to eat well. A healthy body is built from healthy ingredients. Not only is nutrition important for your health, but also for your overall healthy look, for boosting your confidence and self-love. As scientists learn more about diet and the body, it’s increasingly clear that what you eat can significantly affect the health and one of the biggest organs in our bodies- the skin.
For a balanced diet, we need to eat from all the food groups, of course in adequate quantities. So, let’s talk about fats, firstly. Many people have the wrong understanding that fats make you fat. But that’s not true and here’s why. Healthy fats are extremely important for maintaining skin health.
Primrose Evening Oil is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary to help keep skin thick, supple, and moisturized. In fact, omega-3 fatty acid deficiency can cause dry skin. Avocados are also high in healthy fats. One study involving over 700 women found that a high intake of total fat — specifically the types of healthy fats found in avocados — was associated with more supple, springy skin.
Walnuts have many characteristics that make them an excellent food for healthy skin since they are a good source of essential fatty acids, which are fats that your body cannot make itself. They contain other nutrients that your skin needs to function properly and stay healthy – zinc, vitamin E, selenium, and many more.
Another alkaline vegetable that looks not that appealing to many of us is organic kale. No matter that, kale a good source of vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids that are important for skin health. It also contains sulforaphane, which may help prevent skin cancer and protect your skin from pollution. Sulforaphane is activated when chewed or chopped, and best eaten in a raw state to ingest and get the most nutritional value.
Having in mind all of this, what we can conclude is that a diet rich in nutrients, vitamins, and healthy fats can significantly improve your skin status. So, make the right choices in order to look and feel good in your own body and skin.