Spring may be finally here and that means summer is right around the corner. Everyone wants to look their best. And we all know that what you eat is very important to look your finest. What I found interesting is not only eating right affects your waistline, but also your face.
Beautiful skin starts on your plate
Radiant young-looking skin which is blemish free is something all women long for. Shona Wilkinson, head nutritionist at Nutrition Workshop, a natural health training center, explains that many people “don’t make a link between the foods they eat and their skin.” Instead of all the lotions, serums and creams millions buy, there’s an alternative. She explains that beautiful skin starts on your plate.
A healthy diet based on whole foods including a wide variety of vegetables and fruit, nuts and seeds, beans, fish and whole grains is an excellent foundation for glowing, youthful skin. The best foods for your skin come with eating a more organic and expensive diet.
Pumpkin seeds are a great way to get the mineral zinc into your body, one of the most important minerals for maintaining healthy, beautiful skin. According to experts, as much as 20 percent of the body’s zinc is stored in the skin, and it has a major role in growth and healing. Deficiency in Zinc is linked with dry skin, acne, dermatitis and poor wound healing. Other seeds and nuts are also good sources of zinc, as well as biotin, a vitamin that we find in all the best foods for your skin and hair.
Pumpkin seeds, like avocados, nuts and other seeds, also contain the omega-6 fat linoleic acid. Researchers point out that, as type of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), omega-6s help stimulate skin and hair growth. They also maintain bone health, regulate metabolism, and maintain the reproductive system.
Since we are on the topic of keeping your skin healthy and bright, drinking water alone may not be enough to hydrate your skin. If your skin looks dry, that’s likely because of dehydration. Because you don’t have enough good fat content in your diet, the skin is unable to retain its water. This happens especially in air-conditioned, or heated environments.
Experts suggest eating good fats such as coconut oil for cooking. Similarly, eating nuts such as almonds, Brazils and walnuts, avocados and oily fish.
It’s great to drink water regularly. Equally enough, eating fruits and vegetables that are high in water more efficiently rebalances the water in your system. This is because these foods are surrounded by molecules that help deliver the water they contain into cells more easily, experts say.
For this reason, people should to eat – not drink – their water.