Your skin is your body's largest organ, as we age; maintaining young and healthy skin becomes a necessity. We all know that certain nutrients help the body function better. Specific ingredients are worth focusing on for healthy eating. But do you know which foods are best for having young and healthy skin? What you're eating may be causing some of your skin problems, as allergies and intolerances can cause physical reactions on your skin. Take a look at how these foods can affect your skin's health.
Foods with a high glycaemic index can cause rapid spikes in blood sugar. As the blood sugar rises, your body produces insulin, which research has pointed may play a role in acne. High blood sugar affects the skin by targeting collagen tissues, leaving you at risk of lines and wrinkles. Meaning that foods high in starch, like white bread, pasta, and cake, are not only best avoided for weight loss but also for having young and healthy skin.
While the jury is still out on a definite link between dairy and acne, there are many theories about it. Seems that milk contains components related to the testosterone hormone, which may stimulate oil glands in the skin, possibly setting the stage for acne. In some cases, dairy may also trigger eczema and rosacea leading to flare-ups. Consider cutting back on dairy and going for organic, hormone-free options of cows' milk. If you're dairy or lactose intolerant, there’s a huge variety of dairy-free milk alternatives including almond, coconut, rice, and soy. These delicious and healthy alternatives contain other beneficial components for young and healthy skin.
People who have celiac disease or who are insensitive to gluten must avoid this protein, which is found in certain grains. Gluten causes damage in the small intestine and in some cases, it may cause a skin rash or eczema conditions.
Feeling a little puffy around the eyes? For the majority of us, too much salt can cause our bodies to retain water, which can lead to puffiness. And because the skin around the eyes is thinner, the area swells first. To reduce puffiness, ditch the extra salty snacks and foods.
Alcohol is a natural diuretic, meaning that the more you drink, the more dehydrated you get. It saps the natural moisture from your skin leaving fine lines and wrinkles. Alcohol can also trigger rosacea outbreaks and cause the blood sugar to rise. Even more reasons to ditch the booze and preserve your young and healthy skin.
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