This is the final of our 5 part series on the protection of your beautiful skin with food. As we discussed previously, as a woman I am very concerned about my skin particularly my facial skin. We have all heard the saying “You are what you eat”. For our beauty this is very true. If you’re struggling with skin imperfections, pimple, rashes, blemishes and wrinkles, then the cause has probably a lot to do with your diet. Eating the wrong foods will damage your skin and make you look much older than your years.
To improve the look, feel and texture of your skin you need to be very conscious of the types of foods you are eating because as we all know there are good foods and some very bad foods in terms of our skincare.
Green Leafy Veggies for a Healthy Glow
As we discussed previously, the good news is that foods that will improve your general health will also improve your healthy appearance. A healthy glow is always a very attractive quality. Eating plenty of green leafy vegetables is always essential for overall good health. The essential ingredients in green leafy vegetables are the vitamins and iron that are essential for healthy skin, nails and hair.
But veggies alone won’t cut it! You need a balanced diet with a combination of both complex and simple carbohydrates, proteins, fruits, grains and some good fats will not only bring health to your body but will enhance your outer beauty.
Previously we discussed the skincare benefits of consuming Apple Cider Vinegar, Carrots, Apples, Citrus Fruits, Garlic, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes and Bananas.
Here are some more specific foods that will help your overall health but will particularly help with your outer appearance:
Prevention of Blemishes and Infections with Cranberries and Wheat Germ
Urinary Tract Health: Consuming cranberry juice or eating cranberries whole or with other foods will help with your urinary tract health. Either preventing or curing urinary tract infections.
General Health: Cranberries are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, containing high levels of nutrients, antioxidents, vitamin C, dietary fibre and manganese. Excellent for general good health, supple skin and shiny hair.
Anti-Cancer Health: It is also believed that cranberries are an abundant food source of flavonoids, which have possible anti-cancer properties.
Wheat germ is a concentrated source of several essential nutrients including Vitamin E, folate (folic acid), phosphorus, thiamin, zinc and magnesium, as well as essential fatty acids and fatty alcohols
Try including wheat germ in your daily diet. It has a very mild nutty flavor so it’s a pleasant addition to many foods. It’s easy to add a couple of tablespoons to your cereal or yogurt in the morning or with your afternoon snack.
Do you include Cranberries and Wheat Germ in your diet to improve the quality of your skin? If so, did it work for you? Please leave your comments to share with other readers.
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Image 2: Blooming Complexions