Food for Your Skin
It can’t be reinforced enough that your diet affects every component of your body and overall wellbeing. Naturally, this also includes your skin. What goes in also comes out; whether it is in the form of radiant, elastic, and dewy skin or dull, aged, and cracked. While genetics play a role in the aging process and the appearance of your skin, you play an even bigger role in the future of your skin health and appearance. There is no physical and legitimate fountain of youth, as the myth involving Juan Ponce de Leon and his Florida discovery in the 1500’s describes. It is your responsibility to take charge of your heath! One of the main goals of the Parker Wellness blog is to give you the necessary tools and information you need to make the right decisions for your personal heath.
Just like your brain requires healthy carbohydrates (brown rice and whole-wheat grains) and essential proteins (eggs and beans) to function, your skin needs certain vitamins and nutrients to repair damage caused by free radicals, regenerate skin cells and collagen, promote skin elasticity, and improve appearance. The same way that there are “good foods” for your skin, there are also “bad foods.” Your skin, and quite frankly the rest of your body, doesn’t appreciate highly processed foods and foods that are full of refined carbohydrates, sugars, and unhealthy fats. On the other hand, bring on the antioxidants, essential proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins A, C, and E!
Bad Foods (If you can’t avoid completely, then moderation is the key.)
- Lunch meat
- Cured meat
- White bread/rice/flour
- Microwave meals
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Fried food (French fries, chicken fingers, onion rings, etc.)
- Wild Salmon
A healthy diet, in combination with sun protection, moisturizer, skincare maintenance, proper hydration, and for good measure, Juice Plus, is your personal fountain of beautiful health on the inside and on the outside. The future of your internal and external body is up to you. Simple changes and additions to your lifestyle and diet can provide monumental benefits. You might be surprised how happy your skin will appear when your body is sufficiently hydrated, adequately supplied with the essential nutrients, and treated with a little love and care.