Lifestyle / 26.06.2019
Super foods for your skin
We have already written about the dreadful influence of alcohol on our complexion. It was a serious blog because it was and is a serious topic. But this time we would like to write about food.
Probably we all know what to avoid, but to be sure let us stress: avoid SUGAR! Sweets have a harmful effect on the appearance of our skin. Especially simple sugars, which damage the elastin and collagen in the skin and thus accelerate its aging!
However, as we always try to approach the world in a positive manner, and as we are foodies, today we won’t be telling you what NOT to eat, but WHAT YOU CAN, and even NEED to eat.
So back to our super foods :)
‘A’ for AVOCADO
Avocado is second to none! It supports skin regeneration, nourishes and smooths. It also contains biotin, which is called the vitamin of beauty. Although in theory it shouldn’t be lacking in the body (being produced by intestinal bacteria), a lot of people suffer from its deficiency. Usually this manifest in the deterioration of hair condition, and discoloration or inflammation of the skin. You must remember that foods containing biotin should not be processed nor subjected to heat treatment – as it loses its properties.
Rejuvenating power of LETTUCE
Does your skin lack radiance? Eat the Roman lettuce! To provide the body with 100% daily intake of vitamin A, which has rejuvenating properties, it is enough to eat just 6 leaves of Roman lettuce daily. This vegetable is also rich in vitamin K, responsible for blood clotting and blood vessels.
TOMATOES: detoxify and protect against the effects of UV radiation
These vegetables contain lycopene, which is a chemical compound from the group of carotenes. Studies show that people with high concentration of lycopene have a much smoother skin. What is more, eating foods containing lycopene (such as watermelon and carrots) helps to protect the skin from the harmful effects of sunlight.
CUCUMBER: not just "under the eyes"
This is one of the healthiest foods. Although 97% just water, it does not lack nutrients. It contains, for example, flavonoids that prevent blood vessels from cracking. Cucumbers also contain silica, which is one of the building blocks of nails, skin and hair, hence it is responsible for their beautiful and healthy appearance.
BERRIES: fruits of eternal youth
It has been known for a long time that berries have a positive effect on the appearance of the skin. It's worth remembering that the darker the berry, the more antioxidants it has. Fruits from this group (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries) also have a high content of vitamin C, which is the key to healthy and young-looking skin.
TOFU: a Day Spa for your skin
Tofu is rich in isoflavones, which stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid responsible for the proper hydration of the skin. Thanks to this, its color also improves, tension and elasticity of the skin increases. Small wrinkles become less visible and the skin looks rested.
SWEET POTATOES: we eat sweet but we are losing weight anyway
Sweet potatoes contain a large amount of beta-carotene, which helps protect the skin from the adverse effects of the sun, the harmful effects of pollution and free radicals. In addition, they help control blood sugar levels, have a positive effect on the heart (contain potassium and vitamin B6, i.e. nutrients that are good for the heart), contain vitamin C (an average sweet potato contains 40% of the daily requirement) and vitamin D – many Polish people suffer from its deficiency.
Instead of writing a summary here, we would like to quote Wendy Rowe, who has always been an inspiration for us:
‘Skin care is important, but the foundation is eating a variety of good quality and skin-friendly foods. If possible, choose seasonal products all from natural cultivation / organic. This will give the skin a healthy, radiant look ...’
Eat healthy! Your skin will thank you.