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Healthy Food & What It Can Do For Your Skin

Sounds like an oxymoron or too good to be true, but healthy fats exist and they can improve your skin as well as your health. Read more!

Part of a healthy diet is eating good fats such as nuts, avocados and olive oil. Such healthy fats are not only low-glycemic options but they are extremely beneficial for your health as well as skin and complexion. Healthy fats, such as omega 3s, keep your skin smooth, supple and radiant.

Fatty acids, particularly omega 3, are vital nutrients, not just for heart health but also to regulate blood clotting, build cell membranes and support cell health. Additionally, omega 3 curbs inflammation. Inflammations can introduce a number of illnesses, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases.

Skin experts furthermore maintain that omega 3 fatty acids help reduce the body’s production of inflammatory compounds, i.e. natural chemicals involved in the aging process that concerns the appearance and texture of the skin. We want to control inflammation as too much of it can show up on our skin. After all, your skin is a reflection of your overall health.

The following foods are rich in omega 3 fatty acids: fish (especially salmon, tuna and mackerel), nuts (especially walnuts, flaxseed, beans, edamame, and oils (such as canola oil and flaxseed oil).

Always remember that what you eat can show up on your face and affect your health. Drinking lots of water and eating a lot of greens and alternative foods that are full of vitamins and nutrients is critical to feeling great and looking amazing.

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