In today’s episode, we’re starting off with part 1 of 4 talking about the essential keys to clear glowing skin. Today we’re going to talk about the importance of diet and exactly what foods you should focus on eating and staying away from.
We start with the question:
Why is it that I develop acne now that I’m no longer a teenager? Is it due to hormones? Are there any foods that can help?
It’s a myth that people only get acne in their teens. It can honestly happen at any time.
Hormones change over time and can play a large role in acne flare-ups. (pregnancy, breastfeeding, teenage years are all times this can happen) Also, stress (cortisol) can factor into acne and increase as we age. (causes inflammation and ultimately acne)
The best way to balance this out is with Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, onions, garlic, beets, etc. These are great foods to start with to get your hormones back in balance.
4 Critical Foods For Clear Glowing Skin
Colorful fruits and vegetables. (especially berries and greens)
These foods are high in antioxidants that help to stop wrinkles and sagging skin.
This food is full of collagen. Always choose organic and grass fed if possible. And for those of you that aren’t keen on meat, check out gelatin.
We need the good fats to nourish the lipid bilayer. (not the trans fats) Some foods to get you started with eating good fats are wild caught salmon, avocado, and coconut oil.
High Quality Protein
We need protein so our body can repair skin. Nuts, seeds, legumes, grass fed beef, chicken, and fish.
2 foods to avoid for clear glowing ageless skin.
#1 – Sugar
Americans eat on average 22.2 teaspoons of sugar every day
Sugar is found in a lot of hidden sources like bread, salad dressing, soups and more. It’s highly addictive and highly destructive, and we know it’s particularly bad for the skin.
It’s a direct link to acne causing oils in the skin and an age accelerator.
#2 – Dairy
Dairy products are pro inflammatory foods as well as being full of hormones (regardless of where you get your milk) Both of these factors are triggers for acne.