You Are What You Eat: 5 Ways To Glow Up From The Inside Out

We’ve all heard the old adage, “You are what you eat.” in relation to the food we eat and in maintaining our bodies optimal health and for warding off disease. Well babes, the exact same phytochemicals, vitamins, nutrients and minerals your body needs to function at its best are equally essential for clear skin, bright smiles, strong nails and clear, sparkling eyes.

Shun simple carbs as some research suggests the insulin spike caused by simple carbohydrates, such as white bread, pasta and sweets, may trigger a series of metabolic reactions that can lead to breakouts. And stock up on plenty of fruit and vegetables as an added bonus a diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables have fewer calories than other food groups, they also have plenty of fibre, so they’ll help you feel fuller for longer and helps to ward off cravings. If you want to get your glow on naturally, shed any extra pounds you may be carrying and look your absolute gorgeous best, keep to these diet guidelines below:

* Vitamin C: Make sure to also feed your face with vitamin C to help maintain collagen, the most important component of connective tissue contributing to the underlying foundation of your skin. The best sources of vitamin C includes citrus fruits and juices, broccoli, cauliflower, cantaloupe, strawberries, tomatoes, red peppers and green peas.

* Antioxidants: Found in abundance in colourful fruits and vegetables, these nutrients help combat signs of aging caused by the oxidation of our cells. Beauty foods that are potent sources of antioxidants include: pomegranates, prunes, concord grape juice, blueberries, blackberries, purple cabbage, kale, brussels sprouts, dried plums, kiwis, raspberries, strawberries, raw spinach, oranges, apples and watercress.

* Essential fatty acids: Certain polyunsaturated oils are called “essential” because they must be included in our diet. EFAs, like omega-3 and omega-6, may reduce inflammation that can clog skin and lead to wrinkles. Sources include seafood – such as salmon, sardines, trout and flounder – as well as almonds, walnuts and flaxseed.

* Maximize water, moderate alcohol: Water, and lots of it, will help keep your skin hydrated, while alcohol in excess of one 4-ounce drink a day can dry it out. Also, some dermatologists say alcohol’s dilation of fragile facial capillaries can cause and exacerbate rosacea.

* Healthy fat: While it’s always important to minimize artery-clogging saturated fat, don’t shy away from healthy monounsaturated fats, like olive oil and other liquid, plant-based oils that keep skin emulsified.

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