Eating Your Way to Healthier Skin

EAT FRUIT FOR BREAKFAST

Did you know that while you sleep your body is detoxifying and cleansing out the waste material from previous day? This is very important for healthy skin as these toxins and waste material can cause acne and other skin problems.Eating heavy breakfast in the morning forces your body to stop this cleansing process and to start digesting food.Fresh, ripe fruits on the other hand require very little digestion. So eating a fruits in the morning gives your body few more hours to do the detox and repair work.

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AVOID PROBLEMATIC FOOD COMBINATIONS

Different foods require different digestive juices and enzymes. For example, carbohydrates require alkaline digestive juices, while proteins require highly acidic juices.When you eat proteins and carbohydrates at the same meal alkaline and acid neutralize each other and neither gets digested properly. Food just sits in the stomach for hours. The ever-present bacteria putrefy it and create more toxins and pollutants.To keep things simple avoid eating two concentrated foods at the same meal. Concentrated foods are foods that have low water content. Concentrated foods are pretty much anything besides fresh fruits and vegetables.An easy way to avoid wrong food combinations is to replace one concentrated food with salad or steamed/stir-fried vegetables. Try it, and your skin will thank you for it.Fruits should always be eaten alone as they move through the stomach very quickly. But, if you eat them after concentrated foods, fruits can’t move through the stomach. They just sit in the stomach, and ferment rapidly.

EAT YOGURT

Yogurt is the only dairy product that is good for your skin. During the fermentation process the probiotic bacteria make it easily digestible. The probiotic bacteria in yogurt are also very important for healthy, radiant skin because they improve the immune system and kill bacteria that cause acne and other skin problems.Avoid any yogurts sold at supermarkets. In most cases they contain no live bacteria and are practically useless. Make sure that the yogurt you eat is made of organic milk and is pasteurized before the probiotic bacteria is cultivated. Ask your local health store for recommendations. I prefer coconut milk yogurt as I am more dairy free now and it is a good option as well.

GREEN SMOOTHIES

Green smoothies are amazing skin food. Green smoothies come loaded with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and other micro-nutrients that your skin requires to be healthy and look young.Green smoothies are nothing but fruit smoothies with some green, leafy vegetables blended in. I understand that this may not be the most appealing combination, but here’s the trick. Always use at least 60% fruits and green smoothies taste as good as fruit smoothies do. Here’s one combination to try; bananas, frozen blueberries and spinach or kale with little water.

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REPLACE GRAINS WITH SPROUTED GRAINS

Did you know that grains (like wheat) are extremely difficult for humans to digest? Eating too many grain products causes constipation, which is directly linked to acne and other skin and health problems.The healthiest solution would be to stop eating anything made of grains. The next best option is to use sprouted grains. Sprouting makes grains much easier to digest and negates many of the health problems. Ask your local health store for bread and pasta made of sprouted grains.

BEAUTIFUL SKIN IS NOT JUST SKIN DEEP

Beautiful skin is a reflection of a healthy and well functioning body. Practically all skin problems, like acne, eczema, rashes, dryness, etc…, have their roots at imbalances in the body. By eating and living healthy you begin to correct the imbalances and your skin regains the healthy, beautiful glow.

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