Eat Your Way to Healthy Skin

Pizza face isn’t just describing the way your face looks when it’s covered in acne. Pizza could actually be one of the foods that are causing you to break out.  Fats, dairy, salt and carbohydrates could be the source of your less than ideal complexion.

On the other end, there are foods that help your skin and adding them to your diet could help you get the radiant skin that you have always wanted. Take pomegranates for example, acne is caused primarily by a hormonal imbalance or digestive problems. Consuming pomegranates regularly can help prevent acne and eliminate its root causes by correcting digestive problems and promoting healthy circulation of the blood. The fruit is rich in iron, a constituent part of hemoglobin that helps absorb oxygen. Oxygen is carried to the skin cells making the skin look fresh and smooth.

There are many other foods that could help your skin look its best, here are a few: green tea, blueberries, salmon, almonds, carrots and water. By adding these delicious foods to your regular diet and regulating or eliminating all the stuff mentioned before, stuff you should eat in moderation anyhow, you can be on your way to healthy, clear skin.

Over all if a food is really good for you, chances are that the food is also really good for your skin. Unfortunately, genetics do play a large part in the way that your skin looks and how it reacts to certain things and if you’re not one of those who was blessed with an impeccable completion , one of the best things that you can do for your skin is eating right. Not smoking and wearing sunscreen are always good tips as well.

Here is a recipe for a breakfast smoothie that is full of complexion friendly nutrients:

Ingredients

2 cold oranges, peeled and cut into sections
1/2 chopped mango, chilled
1/2 cup sliced frozen (unsweetened) strawberries
1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded
1/2 cup plain, nonfat yogurt, chilled
2 tablespoons wheat germ
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Yields 2 1/4 cups

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