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Eat For Your Skin

Bella and I have been writing about different ways to take care of your skin with tonics and blemish blasters, but you can also improve the quality of your skin from the inside out. According to Real Age foods high saturated fat, trans fat, and simple sugars promote aging and inflammation. For lovely skin avoid and or minimize the following foods:

  • Full-fat dairy products
  • Red meat (especially processed meat)
  • Sugary soft drinks
  • Sweets in general

Want to see the foods you should eat? Then

  • The antioxidant beta carotene and lycopene, may help protect against sun damage (this does not mean you should stop using sunscreen!!!). Orange fruits and veggies tend to be high beta carotene, like: cantaloupe, carrots, squash and yams. Tomatoes and pink grapefruit are high in lycopene.
  • Omega-3s fight inflammation and may help guard against sun damage (like I said above - you still need to wear sunscreen). Find them in flaxseeds, walnuts, salmon, and other cold-water fish.
  • Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that combats skin damage from the sun and other sources (still say YES to sunscreen). Find it in bell peppers, orange juice, strawberries, or a supplement.
  • Vitamin E fights inflammation and works with other antioxidants to ward off sun damage (you know that I am going to say you should wear sunscreen). Nuts and seeds, especially sunflower seeds, contain small amounts of vitamin E. Since vitamin E is fat soluble your body stores it, so you generally don't need to take a supplement.

I would say these recommendations seem excellent for your general health. So eat up and take care of the largest organ of your body - your skin.


Join The Conversation
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
ooh, thats great dee! i should probably have thought of that :oops: but im in the office most times, and i have a 1 litre water bottle, so i just refill :D
amandasunly amandasunly 10 years
I know - icky! But I'm trying to be environmentally conscious! Unless you tell me water cooler water is really unhygenic. And I don't really want to lug three 16oz bottles of water to school. One's enough, thanks.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
heheh personally i HATE water coolers. they give me the icky feeling. lol. i just buy bottled water!
amandasunly amandasunly 10 years
Yeah I totally do! Sigh I can't help it - they're the easiest things to glug down when I need a quick cold drink! I should so totally start using the water coolers. :)
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
lol dee you gotta stop with the sugar drinks!!
SU3 SU3 10 years
Thanks for the breakdown Fit!
amandasunly amandasunly 10 years
Cool. I really need to stop drinking Yeo's. I eat a tuna sandwich at least three times a week for my Omega 3s! Not sure how much there is though. I had baked salmon for dinner too :)
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
Thanks fit! :D _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
awesome. thanks fit! these are great to know, love it!
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
Good Job FitSugar!!So True!!
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