Healthy skin is ALWAYS in !
For ages women and men across the globe have wondered the secret to healthy, glowing skin. Different skin crazes have spread like wildfire in the recent years due to everyone wanting flawless skin. The secret is this..... the mirror of your gut health is your skin! Every meal that you put inside your body will show on your skin. Your gut and your skin are connected. When toxins start being eliminated through your skin rather than your digestive system due to build up, they have the potential to manifest as rashes, pimples or blackheads. Consider reading up on the gut-brain-skin axis theory to understand how all body systems are connected.
Here's a list of 6 different foods that you can add to your meals that will aid in your skins health:
*You'll notice a trend here, most foods that are good for your skin are high in zinc, good fats (Omega-3 fatty acids), vitamins and antioxidants*
Healthy, glowing skin can only happen if you are conscious of what you eat.
Disclaimer: Now, we would not expect the effects of these foods to happen right away but over time with consistency and drinking LOTS of water we should see a difference in our skin's appearance. The reason we need to drink lots of water is because our bodies are made up of 70 to 80 percent of water. When our bodies are lacking water, our cells are not able to properly regenerate themselves and remove waste, resulting in a build up of impurities. It is recommended that we drink half of our body weight (in ounces) of water every day. It may seem like a lot but I promise it is doable. Lastly, exercising regularly will increase gut movement, riding the body of waste, which also helps with ensuring healthy skin.
My number one tip in preventing acne is this: Minimize simple sugars & dairy products. Sugary foods break down fast in the body, thus spiking your blood sugar levels, triggering hormonal imbalances and inflammation--both of which encourage acne. Try to AVOID: all sugary foods and juices, all refined wheat products (cereals, cookies, cakes, etc) and LIMIT white rice, white bread and white potato which break down into simple sugars.
In regards to Dairy, especially cow’s milk dairy. Cow’s milk in particular tends to spike blood sugar levels, which can increase inflammation (leading to pimples). It also increases insulin levels encouraging the production of skin oils (sebum). Plus, a lot of the commercial milk contains other hormones that disrupts your hormonal balance (and again, can trigger the overproduction of sebum).
Always remember: the better your gut health, the brighter and healthier your skin will be, too. :)
Till next time,
Hello world! I am Chérie Jade, I am passionate about promoting a holistic lifestyle and encouraging preventative practices for day to day healthy living.