Healthy 'Skin Food'
Our skin is a vital organ in our bodies’ defense against the pressures of the outside world. It's important to protect and care for your skin. With the right food choices you can nourish your skin from the inside out and reach your skin goals!
Here are 3 foods to include in your ‘healthy skin’ diet:
1. Fatty fish
Fatty fish can be found in salmon, mackerel, and herring, which contain rich sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. Why is this vitamin important for skin health?
Omega-3 fatty acids keep skin thick, supple, and moisturized. Fatty acids reduce inflammation, which can cause redness and acne. Omega-3 is also a source of vitamin E which protects the skin and makes it less sensitive to the sun’s harmful UV rays!
Fatty fish is also a source of vitamin E, one of the most important antioxidants for your skin. This is because it protects your skin from environmental damage like UV rays and air pollutants.
Avocados are high in healthy fats. These fats are essential to help keep skin stay flexible and moisturized. Studies show that women with high intake of total fat, especially those found in avocados, have more supple, springy skin. #goals
Vitamin C found in avocados is an antioxidant that helps protect your skin from oxidative damage caused by things in the environment like the sun or pollutants in the air. This type of damage can lead to signs of aging on the body.
A 100-gram serving, or about 1/2 an avocado, provides 14% of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin E and 11% of the DV for vitamin C.
Bottom line: Get your AVOCADO on!
Walnuts have many characteristics that make them an excellent food for healthy skin, so go nuts!
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.
(We already know?)Omega-3 fats reduce inflammation in your body — including in your skin.
Too many Omega-6 fats may promote inflammation, including inflammatory conditions of your skin like psoriasis. While Omega-6 fatty acids are plentiful in the Western diet, sources of omega-3 fatty acids are rare.
But don’t despair!
Walnuts contain a good ratio of these fatty acids they may help fight the potential inflammatory response to excessive Omega-6.
Walnuts also contain other nutrients that your skin needs to function properly and stay healthy, including zinc. One ounce (28 grams) of walnuts contains 8% of the daily value for zinc.
Why is zinc important?
Zinc is essential for wound healing, combating both bacteria and inflammation as well as stopping those UV rays from aging your skin.
If you have any questions about your skin care, the health providers at The Renewal Room are here to help!
At The Renewal Room we take your questions and concerns seriously. You are more than just a patient to us. Our providers can help ease your concerns and help you feel your best.
Because self care is never selfish!