Younger Looking Skin with the Food You Eat. Part II
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Your Skin Will Say ‘Thank You’ for Choosing This Raw Food
If your skin is prone to dryness, eating of a handful of almonds every day will give you the moisture your skin needs and will boost levels of vitamin E. Vitamin E is one of the most important antioxidants for skin health and it doesn’t matter if your skin is dry or oily, you should definitely introduce almonds in your diet.
But how about gaining weight? The good news is that eating them at least twice a week will actually help you control your weight rather than gain it. A study on over 50,000 women demonstrates that fact and you can eat raw almonds without being afraid of gaining some pounds.
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Almonds nutritional values on health http://nutritional-habits.com/facts-about-nuts
Eating walnuts will keep your skin moist and supple because of the omega-3 fat and of alpha-linolenic acid. Only 15 grams or ½ ounce of walnuts provide 100% of the recommended daily intake of alpha-Linolenic acid.
Besides skin benefits that eating raw soaked almonds can bring to the shin health, there are also other important advantages, among them being a better eye-sight.
Also, studies demonstrate that walnuts contain melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep (What could be better for the skin than a deep night sleep?).
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Health benefits of nuts and their side effects http://nutritional-habits.com/nuts-nutritional-information
Warning: Overeating nuts might be bad because it’ll throw your Omega 3 to 6 ratio off.
Omega-6 is pro-inflammatory, while omega-3 is neutral. A diet with a lot of omega-6 and not much of omega-3 will increase inflammation. A diet with a lot of omega-3 and not much omega-6 will reduce inflammation.
Only few leaves of lettuce provide more than the recommended daily value of vitamin A, which is well-known for its properties for skin revitalization and for increasing cell turnover.
The refreshing boost of nutrients and oxygen is given by potassium. Vitamin K from romaine lettuce contains almost 45% of daily value and is known for improving and supporting vascular health.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The essential fatty acids, which are also found in olive oil, help retain the cell moisture and help skin resist the UV damage. By consuming only 1 tbsp of olive oil a day you will keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Another ‘side effect’ of virgin olive oil is that it prevents obesity by lowering the cholesterol levels and controls diabetes by reviving the ‘energy centers’ in cells. It also keeps you away from cravings because it gives the satiety of a big meal.
Warning: Recently Consumer Reports revealed that approximately 20% of ALL olive oils are FAKE and have been mixed with other cheap oils, while still claiming to be 100% pure.
Even worse is that a source unveiled that 73% of olive oils labeled as “extra virgin” (the best and most nutritious kind of olive oil) did NOT PASS purity testing and were instead heavily processed.
There are voluntary inspection agencies that reputable brands can use to prove their olive oil is truly extra virgin. One such agency is the California Olive Oil Council (COOC). The USDA now offers this service as well. Look for these seals on the bottles.
There are many other food products that could bring the glow to your skin but don’t forget that ALL food products contribute to your skin health that’s why the food you eat should be different, excluding only those products that could bring harm to your health.
The food that you eat is more important for keeping your skin younger, softer and smoother than the creams in your bathroom.