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Nutrition for Your Skin

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Eating a healthy and balanced diet is the best thing you can do to your body, inside and outside, but there are nutrients and foods that can help you with your complexion and overall appearance of the skin. Given that your outer layer is the largest otcmwell.com

Eating a healthy and balanced diet is the best thing you can do to your body, inside and outside, but there are nutrients and foods that can help you with your complexion and overall appearance of the skin. Given that your outer layer is the largest o...



we eat a balanced diet 
Common wisdom that we eat a balanced diet. The United States Department of Agriculture food pyramid designed to address the types and quantities of foods that your body needs to function optimally. They even have a food planner to help design a healthy diet that works for you. In addition to the food pyramid, it is wise to limit preservatives, processed foods and sugar, and try to increase certain types of foods, vitamins and supplements to help keep your skin looking its best .

Eating a healthy and balanced diet is the best thing you can do to your body, inside and outside, but there are nutrients and foods that can help you with your complexion and overall appearance of the skin. Given that your outer layer is the largest organ of your body and is exposed to everyday elements such as air pollution, free radicals, smoke and other toxic substances, you need to fight against the fort and eating a little better care.

Antioxidants
Antioxidants help fight against free radicals, including those that damage the skin. Protect your skin cells and slow the aging process by adding berries, oranges, grapes, apricots, dark green leafy vegetables, broccoli, red peppers and carrots to your diet.

Essential Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acids provide metabolites that are essential for membrane structure, cellular functions, and maintaining the tightness of the skin barrier. The body does not manufacture essential fatty acids, so the only way to get through the ingestion of foods containing fatty acids. The simplest of these to incorporate into your diet is likely to be omega-3, found in fatty fish, preferably fresh and not farmed. Good choices are mackerel, herring, black cod, fresh tuna, trout rainbow and salmon. Also along this vein are healthy oils, also contain fatty acids that keep skin lubricated. Make sure you stick to oils that have the least heat treatment, such as olive oil extra virgin (EVOO as Rachel Ray calls it), or cold-pressed oils such as safflower , sunflower, canola, corn, and sesame, all that is good to dress salads.

Vitamin A
This nutrient is essential to maintain and repair the skin, but it also has antioxidant properties. Without it, your skin may become dry and itchy, and even lose its elasticity. Vitamin A is low-fat dairy products, sweet potatoes, tomato sauce, liver, eggs,

B Vitamins
The B vitamins have long been recommended for stress, and eating foods rich in B vitamins can help relieve dry skin and flaking. You will find in these whole grains and bread, rice, oatmeal, fish and eggs.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C is important to fight against the sun, skin infections and healing wounds. Drink this morning, orange or grapefruit juice, a slice of juicy oranges for a snack, and cook some broccoli for dinner.

Selenium
This mineral, also an antioxidant, is important for healthy skin cells and has an anti-aging. The best sources of selenium are Brazil nuts, mixed nuts, whole grain bread and cereals, tuna, swordfish and turkey, among others.

And do not forget to hydrate. Water, water and more water.

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