Did you know that what you eat affects your looks? You probably already know that you should eat fruits and vegetables to feel healthy, but what you eat – good or bad – can also affect your appearance.
Too many bad foods, such as those that are heavy in salts and starch, can make you look and feel bloated. Too much sugar can cause dark circles under your eyes. In addition to dark circles and bloating, these types of foods can have an impact on acne and exacerbate other skin conditions, such as eczema. So cut down on the chips, hamburgers, french fries, and milkshakes, as too many can have a negative impact on you and possibly even age you prematurely.
Now that you know the sort of foods to avoid in excess, you’re probably wondering what you should eat instead. Incorporating lean meats, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, avocadoes, blueberries, poultry and eggs into your diet will help. Eating fresh foods rich in Vitamin A, instead of processed foods laden with sodium, will help improve your skin.
Blueberries, which are packed full of antioxidants, help to preserve and prevent damage on the cellular level. This means that this “superfood” can help to prevent wrinkles. Blueberries also prevent free-radical damage and benefit your skin's collagen, which is what makes your skin firm. You can incorporate blueberries into any meal or eat them for a healthy snack.
Another super food that you can incorporate into your diet is avocadoes. They’re full of sterolins, which aids in the production of collagen and it’s also an anti-inflammatory. In addition to containing potassium, they contain lutein. Lutein helps to boost the moisture content in your skin, as well help your skin to glow so that you look radiant.
Olive oil is another food that you should incorporate into your diet to help your skin look its best. Olive oil helps to reduce the skin's cell damage and can help treat acne, psoriasis and eczema, many of which are made worse by too many sugars and salts. It can be used as a salad dressing and it can be a healthy alternative to vegetable oil for cooking.
Now, it’s ok to eat your favorite “bad” foods on occasion, but by making sure that the majority of your foods are healthy and fresh, you’ll be doing your body and your skin a favor. By cutting back on processed foods and having more blueberries, avocadoes, and olive oil in your daily diet, your skin will be radiant and glowing in no time!