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Eat Fat, For Your Skin's Sake

Eat Fat, For Your Skin's Sake

To keep your skin looking young and radiant, you can do more than apply sunscreen daily; you can eat fat. Let me clarify. I'm not talking about eating foods high in saturated fat, like ice cream or fried chicken. I'm talking about healthy fats, such as essential fatty acids (omega-3s and omega-6s) and healthy oils. These types of fat promote healthy skin since they are responsible for creating healthy cell membranes and keeping your skin lubricated.

So make sure to include salmon, fish oil, nuts such as walnuts, and flaxseeds in your diet. Also include healthy oils such as canola and olive. Look for ones labeled cold pressed, expeller processed, or extra virgin since these are less processed.

Fit's Tips: Since healthy oils can be high in calories, try to limit your intake to two tablespoons a day.


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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I take fish oil pills daily and eat lots of avocado and nuts. I use olive oil when I cook as well.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
I cook with Olive Oil and eat Organic Flaxeed oil pills daily :)
staticnoise staticnoise 9 years
renees3: well, you chew them, isn't that enough grinding? hmmm
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
sundaygreen - It's true, they'll just go straight through you system if you don't grind them! I use a coffee grinder and then put them in little cups.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 9 years
i saw on oprah that you have to crush/grind the flaxseeds to get any benefit from them - so much for all that flaxseed i've been sprinkling on my salads!
runningesq runningesq 9 years
Aim, PB IS okay! I eat it - and/or almond butter - daily!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I wish PB were okay. :(
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I'm so glad you posted this. So many people think Fats are bad! When I first started trying to lose weight I tried to cut out most of my fats. I was losing weight, but when my trainer started telling me to eat more fats, my hair started to look nicer and my skin felt better AND i kept losing weight.
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