We all want to look gorgeous, even 10 years younger sometimes! One has to exercise sufficiently to look good but it is also important to eat the right kind of food to look beautiful.
Isnâ€™t it a wonder how naturally beautiful some women in rural areas are? They are not clad with foundations, face powders, blush, us city girls wear but they have that glowing complexion and radiance. No, I am not suggesting we throw our makeup kits but lets find out what can give us that glowing, radiant youthful skin.
Food has become the focus of medical science with research showing it is responsible for anything from glowing skin, sharpened intelligence, heightened sexuality, boosted immunity and ageless vitality. Research also shows that to get the most out of food it must be eaten as close to its natural state as possible.
â€œskin deep â€ micronutrients
- Vitamin A – promotes normal growth of most cells especially epithelial cells.
- vitamin B complex – are essential for many physiological functions thus promoting good general health.
- vitamin C- promotes collagen production and inhibits free radical damage.
- vitamin E – helps prevent scarring.
- omega 3 – helps prevent dryness.
- zinc – is an important antioxidant for skin. It is particularly important for healthy skin and is essential for a healthy immune system and resistance to infection.Deficiency is associated with acne.
! beware of the skin spoiler – SUGAR
sugar raises the insulin levels and causes inflammation of skin.
what should we be eating?
- Drink plenty of water to flush out impurities and keep skin hydrated.
- Vegetables- they are rich in vitamins,fibre and antioxidants which have anti-aging effects. Have 3-5 servings daily. Cook lightly with a little oil to improve absorption.
- Fruits – rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fibre. Have 2-3 servings daily.
- Fats and oils – Limit fat intake. Olive oil is however good for a radiant skin. Fish such as salmon and tuna have omega 3 which boosts the skins appearance.
did you know?
Pumpkin seeds provide one of the most concentrated vegetarian food sources of zinc!
Red beans contain flavonoids, iron, magnesium and zinc. These are important in helping the skin cope with environmental stress!
Grapes seeds and skin contain flavonoids, such as proanthocyanidins or PCOs that are powerful antioxidants. These potent antioxidants help fight free radicals associated with signs of aging. Also helps improve blood circulation and strengthen blood vessels, which is important for varicose veins or leg cramps.