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Clear and Good Skin Diet

A good diet is essential for clear healthy skin. A healthy diet is one that has covers the basic food groups in adequate quantities. Carbohydrates, proteins, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals are all essential for a healthy diet and through this diet, healthy skin.

A good skin diet would include plenty of raw vegetables as they are high in various vitamins and minerals. Vegetables are also a modest source of healthy carbohydrates and fiber. Although fiber has no nutritional benefits, it provides the body with roughage that aids digestion. You can ensure your daily dose of vegetables by including a salad in your daily diet. Do not use readymade salad dressings as they are generally high in processed unhealthy fats. You can make your own salad dressing using olive oil which is a good source of healthy fats. Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are essential for smooth glowing skin. You can have a tuna salad every alternate day to ensure that your diet includes these fats. It is also important that you have fresh fruits every day. A diet that has both fresh vegetables and fruits is considered to be extremely nutritious. Citrus fruits (like oranges and lemons) contain high amounts of Vitamin C. Vitamin C increases the elasticity of your skin and prevents wrinkles. Products made out of processed flour often spark acne outbreaks. It is therefore advisable that you reduce your intake of white breads, pastas, noodles etc. You can substitute white bread for (the more nutritious) whole wheat bread. Have a fruit salad at least once a day for a clear healthy complexion.

If you already have acne, I suggest that you consider going on a detox diet for a couple of days to clear your system of all toxins. After that, consider a clear skin diet which would consist strictly of raw foods for at least a week. Red meats are rich in Proteins, but are also high in unhealthy fats so it would be better if you avoided these as much as possible. Eggs and milk are good and healthier sources of protein. Soy and tofu too, have a high protein content. Processed sugars often bring on acne attacks and so it would be best if you eliminate them from your diet. You can also replace sugar with honey as it is a healthier option. In order to keep your skin clear and blemish free, you will need to follow a good diet skin program.