Hello Lovelies, and welcom to the last part of eating for beautiful skin.This post is all about how important digestion is for beautiful and glowing skin. For the longest time, I have heard the saying “ You are what you eat”, but recent studies and experiences have made me understand that “we are what our bodies can absorb”. As mentioned in my last post, which you can find here EAT FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN. The union of Skin and Guts part 1. e EAT FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN. The union of Skin and Guts part 2! Skin diseases like Acne, facial redness, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, and rosacea are all skin conditions which can have the same root cause; poor gut health and gut function. The health of your gut is fundamental to having healthy, glowing and beautiful skin!The gut is responsible for absorbing nutrients, housing both helpful and harmful bacteria and excreting waste. Making improvements to the digestive system has been scientifically shown to improve skin health, immune function, mood, and energy levels. Digestion is the resurrection and the life of the body. Food thereof is for nourishment, delight, and abundance; to eat is to give the body life force, let this guide you to the goodness of healthy skin. Understanding this has affected my view about food, how I eat and most importantly how I prepare my meal.Our body works as a whole, continually releasing and renewing; so much so that even laughter giggles the heart, sending nutrients everywhere. Each meal we eat is our body, and it begins with relaxing and relishing, in eating and preparing a meal. Provide nourishment to yourself, digest its beauty.The following vitamins and minerals are special allies for radiant skin:
- Zinc contributes to hormonal balance and repairs skin.
- Omega-3 EFA balance hormones, maintain cell-membrane health and promote youthful skin
- Vitamin C is a powerhouse antioxidant to reduce oxidative damage.
- Vitamins B3 and B12 may reduce inflammation and clear out the lipofuscin in hyperpigmentation and age spots.
- Essential fat-soluble vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant, it has been proven to slow the aging of skin cells and help diminish the appearance of scars. Always use natural vitamin E, which is listed on the label as d-alpha-tocopherol, and avoid synthetic vitamin E, which is listed with just one more letter, dl-alpha-tocopherol, is vastly different in its molecular makeup.
- Tumeric is BAE to me, curcuminoid found in turmeric’s yellow pigment protect cells from oxidative stress
- Polyphenol such as resveratrol in knotweed Grapes, cranberries and blueberries help to reverse some DNA damage in the body and skin cell.
- Minerals of magnesium, iodine, sulfur, selenium, and silica are essential to skin and light up the cells within.