Friday, September 12, 2008

Eat Your Way To Healthy Skin

Refined sugar causes your skin to age more quickly, leading to thinner drier skin that is more prone to wrinkles. The vitamins and minerals that promote healthy skin can be found in a variety of foods.

Do you know what foods to eat for healthier skin?

Refined sugars spike your insulin levels triggering an inflammatory reaction within the skin cells. Since refined sugar has been stripped of all the nutrients your body has to use its own stored minerals to digest it.

Skin creams can be very expensive and there is very little proof that they actually can back up what they promise. So the best cost effective defense to fight against free radical damage is a diet rich in antioxidant vitamins and minerals that will protect your skin over the long haul.

Natural fruits, vegetables that are a darker pigmentation contains a high level of antioxidants that help protect the body from toxic buildup. Protein is also essential to keep your skin looking young and youthful.

Protein helps build healthy cells that will make your skin more resilient

Great source of protein are:
White meat chicken
Egg whites or Omega 3 enriched eggs

Omega 3 enriched eggs are produced by hens that are fed a special diet that contains ground flax seed. The eggs produced from these hens are higher in omega 3 fatty acids.

Dark Vegetables are:



Dark green leafy lettuce


Dark fruits are:




Omega 3 sources are:

Flax seeds



Fish oil pills are also a good source.

Want To Know More? See- Antioxidants Free Radicals And Your Health

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