Fab Foods 4 Life
8 SUPER WAYS TO KEEP SKIN GLOWING
Turning back time or even making it stand still could just be a snack away. Here’s some super ways to feast your fancy and boost your beauty all at the same time.
By Patti Milligan, MS RD CNS
FAB FOODS 4 LIFE
BAD NEWS FOODS
Feast your eyes, not your stomach at a list of foods to avoid.
Many people have a mild food allergy and don’t even know it. Common culprits include dairy, nuts and gluten. The allergic reaction can show up on your skin as rashes, eczema breakouts and odd pigmentation. Try removing one of these at a time from your diet and see if that makes a difference, or make an appointment with a doctor to test for any food allergies.
Nonorganic Red Meat & Dairy
Some studies have shown that switching to organic red meat and milk products can lead to improved skin. Limiting the amount of flesh protein and switching to veggie sources can also be beneficial. However, since meat provides essential nutrients like iron, calcium and protein, be sure to get those in other foods like beans, soy products, quinoa and green leafy veggies.
Put an end to dehydrated skin by drinking plenty of water and avoid water robbing foods such as: caffeine, alcohol, salty foods, deli meats, and high sodium foods such as frozen foods and canned items.
High Glycemic Foods
High glycemic foods mean they cause your blood sugar to spike. The culprits include: white breads, pasta, potato chips, candy bars, and white rice. The bad news: high glycemic diets have been linked to heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, and obesity. The good news: studies show a low glycemic diet can reduce acne by up to 50%!
Trans Fat & Fried Foods
Trans fats have been found to slow blood circulation, which can cause clogged pores, acne, bacteria build up and flaky skin. Foods to monitor: many convenience and fast foods, heat-and-eat meals and quick snack foods.