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Foods Good for Skin


Foods good for skin are naturally very close to if not the same as those good for your overall health. This is because any diet that is optimal for overall health will decelerate the physiological mechanisms of aging, which occurs in all tissues, including the skin. While it would be in your best interests to adopt a healthy diet that is beneficial for your overall health there are some aspects of a diet that are of particular importance to your skin care.

A balanced diet is ideal for healthy skin, but the term is today used quite carelessly. By ‘balanced diet’ we are referring to a diet that has all the necessary nutrients, within the optimal range. This means that your diet will prevent protein malnutrition or any vitamin or mineral deficiencies. For most people today a balanced diet in itself would be a big improvement, having been raised on a diet of junk food.

Healthy Skin Foods and Healthy Skin Vitamins

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are the most important of healthy skin foods and are central to any skin care diet. Fruits and vegetables are of particular importance when considering premature skin aging, because the variety of antioxidants they contain help restrict this process. Antioxidants provide protection against cell damage caused by free radicals. For the most part try to consume fresh and uncooked fruits and vegetables so that they do not lose their nutritional value and antioxidants. Vitamins A, B, C and E are all important vitamins for healthy skin and are abundant in fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are in fact the best source of healthy skin vitamins as compared to supplements.

Fluids

In addition to good skin food it is extremely important to keep your skin well moisturized as this helps delay the development of wrinkles. Drink a lot of water throughout the day to keep your skin well hydrated. Fruit juices and milk shakes are also a great source of fluid as well as nutrition, while coffee and sodas should be avoided.

Calories

It is also important to keep your caloric intake under control as gaining weight and then losing it is one of the worst things for your skin. Extra fat stretches the skin and once this extra fat is lost the skin crumples and sags. The degree of damage to the skin caused be such a scenario differs, depending on the individuals age, quite obviously worsening as your grow older. It is therefore best to steer clear of a diet that is high in calories to avoid weight gain. This is one of the most useful tips for healthy skin that most people seem to overlook.
 
   
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