You’ve heard the phrase ‘you are what you eat.’ And it’s true: The quality and content of what’s at the end of your fork can show up on your face. Here’s how to fill your plate to get your best complexion yet.
Turmeric is an herb plant that grows in India and Central America. You most likely know it best for its wide use in Indian cuisine. Turmeric is considered a superfood due to its concentration of curcumin, a polyphenol (antioxidant plant compound) that has anti-inflammatory properties, according to a review published in October 2017 in the journal Foods.
For that reason, it’s been credited with helping reduce harmful inflammation; helping manage metabolic syndrome (by helping improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood pressure and inflammation); helping improve cholesterol levels; possibly lessening anxiety, and tempering post-exercise muscle soreness. It may also ease digestive woes, including peptic ulcers, and regulate digestion.
You may be surprised to learn that avocados are actually a fruit! potassium is a main health component of Avocados — a nutrient that helps promote healthy heart contraction and reduces high blood pressure.
Avocados are also a good source of dietary fibre, which helps reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Dietary fibre is known to create a feeling of satiety, which can prevent snacking throughout the day. For this reason, avocados are often considered great foods for weight loss
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Does apple cider vinegar (ACV), another superfood ingredient, deserve a spot in your bathroom vanity?
ACV is said to help treat acne or another skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea. It also has a reputation for healing common infections and wounds & lowering blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Still wondering whether you need ACV in your life?
Be warned though, diluting Apple Cider Vinegar is the key to using it safely. We recommend making a dilution of 1 tablespoon of ACV per 1 cup of water. There’s a wide range of recommended concentrations, but it’s generally advisable to start there and see how much you can tolerate. Because of the higher levels of acetic and citric acid, you never want to use ACV in its concentrated form.
Walnuts have many characteristics that make them an excellent food for healthy skin.They’re a good source of essential fatty acids, which are fats that your body cannot make itself. In fact, they’re richer than most other nuts in both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids While omega-6 fatty acids are plentiful in the Western diet, sources of omega-3 fatty acids are rare.
Because walnuts contain a good ratio of these fatty acids, they may help fight the potential inflammatory response to excessive omega-6.
What’s more, walnuts contain other nutrients that your skin needs to function properly and stay healthy such as zinc.
Zinc is essential for your skin to function properly as a barrier. It’s also necessary for wound healing and combating both bacteria and inflammation
Well this last superfood would make all of us go “mmmmm......” and if you needed one more reason to eat chocolate (as if!) , HERE IT IS : The effects of cocoa on your skin are pretty phenomenal.
A study found that eating 20 grams of high-antioxidant dark chocolate per day could allow your skin to withstand over twice as much UV radiation before burning. Several other studies have observed similar results, including improvements in the appearance of wrinkles. Make sure to choose dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa to maximise the benefits and keep added sugar to a minimum.