Healthy Foods Produce Healthy Skin
Clear, firm, glowing skin begins inside our bodies.
The 1st things to concentrate on are the areas of our body that are either enhanced or suffer in accordance to diet. Toxins take a toll, but specific organs that affect collagen production include the following:
- Our small and large intestines, as they release nutrients to your body and help keep food moving onward and out. Getting rid of waste in a timely manner is crucial. When food hangs around for too long the complexion can become dull, oily and blemished.
- Well-functioning adrenals make essential hormones, including DHEA, estrogen, testosterone, progesterone and pregnenolone. Hormone imbalances can promote problem skin.
- The 2 Key organs that filter impurities from your body continually are your liver and kidneys. A diet that is lacking in the proper nutrients can tax thes organs and keep them from doing their job. This in turn can result in skin that appears less than healthy.
- Thyroid problems can adversely affect your skin and lead to breakouts, but also cause dryness and itchy, dull, wrinkly skin. Because your thyroid works closely with our adrenals, it’s like a 2X whammy when one or both fail to function properly.
Below is a list several healthy foods to can eat to help give the soft, supple, younger-looking skin almost everyone wants.
Not only do many of them boost collagen production, they also contain additional compounds to maintain the resiliency and volume of our epidermis, as follows:
- Because wild-caught Alaskan salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, it helps provide our body and our skin with additional support. Never eat farm raised salmon from any source.
- Berries, such as blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, help protect our skin from damage from free radicals and also increase collagen
- Oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes, with high amounts of vitamin C, help the amino acids lysine and proline convert to collagen
- Garlic contains sulfur, a necessary component for collagen production, but it also contains lipoic acid and taurine to help rebuild damaged collagen fibers
- Dark green vegetables like arugula, kale, spinach and beet greens are said to speed up collagen production and protect against free radicals.
And, it is very important to get regular Sun exposure on a large area of your bare skin to increase your levels of vitamin D. But, staying in the Sun to the point of burning will take a huge toll. As, our skin cells are continually being renewed, and destroyed.
The environment can make it worse.
Pollution and even dust particles can contribute to the speed at which our skin ages.
People often use collagen-enhanced creams to help with repair, but Medical News Today contends that collagen molecules cannot cross into deeper skin layers, so it is possible that these lotions and creams are a waste of money.
Our health is under siege from every direction. Environmental toxins, ultra-processed foods, EMFs, government-subsidized GMOs and lots of other threats surround us.
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