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Healthy Foods for Healthy Skin

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The face is like a mirror of the body. Whatever is going on internally is going to show up externally, and the face is almost ALWAYS that first place an imbalance is going to appear.

Certain areas of the face are directly related to certain organs of the body. So when skin conditions, such as red patches, blotchiness, under eye bags, flakey skin, acne, rosacea, hyper-sensitive skin, and blemishes show up, it’s actually an indication of much deeper issues. It’s your body’s way of cluing you into what’s going on internally.

And what’s going on internally, is INFLAMMATION. Inflammation is part of the body’s immune system; it’s the body’s attempt at self-protection. When something harmful or irritating enters the body, there is a biological response to try and remove it.

Chronic inflammation is the root cause of nearly EVERY TYPE of disease. It’s the cause of illness, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, rosacea, acne, and even cancer. One of the most important things you can do for both your skin and your overall health, therefore, is REDUCE INFLAMMATION in the body.

Foods that promote overall internal AND external health are:                              

Wild Caught Salmon: High in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids, wild caught salmon keeps the body and the face supple and radiant. Salmon is also a great source of protein, which is needed to both maintain and repair the skin on a cellular level.

Turmeric: One of my personal favorites when it comes to battling inflammation and promoting radiant skin, turmeric has long been know for it’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. This delicious spice-rack staple also promotes detoxification in the body, leading to a younger, healthier looking complexion.

Melons: Cantaloupe and watermelon are excellent sources of vitamin A, carotenoids, and beta-carotene, which have all been shown to improve skin tone and texture. The high water content also make these fruits a great source of extra hydration for the skin, helping maintain a supple, dewy complexion.

Coconut: Healthy fats, such as the ones found in unsweetened coconut and virgin coconut oil, are needed for the body to absorb nutrients found in fruits and vegetables. Healthy fats also help the body burn fat while helping prevent dryness and wrinkles from forming on the skin. Avocados are also included in this healthy fat category, so if you don’t like one, try the other!

Berries: You already know fruits are a fantastic source of antioxidants and fiber, which are essential for overall health and wellness. Regular consumption of berries, such as blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries also prevent premature aging of the skin PLUS they fight damage already inflicted from free-radicals.

As you begin to create a healthier daily diet, be sure to stay away from the following foods, which create inflammation in the body, leading to chronic illness, disease, accelerated aging and unhealthy skin:

  • Refined Sugar
  • Processed Foods
  • Soda
  • Hormone-laden animal products
  • Alcohol

For additional support, information, and recipes related to clean eating, balanced nutrition, and healthy lifestyle, visit Eat Clean Health and don’t forget to sign up for the Eat Clean Health  monthly newsletter.

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Author: eat.clean.health.

Jodi Geigle is a board certified nutrition and wellness professional highly experienced in nutrition counseling, wellness program creation, effective client behavior modification, corporate wellness and large scale team leadership with an emphasis in operations, technology and start up culture. Jodi has been featured in Women's Running, Active.com and MindBodyGreen.

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