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Sunday, May 15, 2016

For Beautiful, Clear Skin -- DON'T Eat This!

If you watch infomercials about beauty products for the skin, it looks like all you need to do is keep your skin clean and moisturized in order to have a beautiful complexion. What marketing companies don't tell you is that beautiful skin is a sign of being healthy, and being healthy needs to start from the inside. This means eating healthy, and avoiding this food altogether.

Never eat this if you want healthy skin

For truly healthy skin, a healthy diet is critical. This means eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables every day, and drinking lots of water. The one food that can really wreak havoc on your complexion is refined sugars and carbohydrates. This includes anything made with white refined flour and foods that contain added sugar. Why?

Refined sugars

Refined sugars found in breads, pastries and sodas produce enzymes that break down collagen and elastin in the skin. This can not only lead to sagging skin and wrinkles but also produce skin diseases such as acne and rosacea. Sugar spikes from refined sugar causes insulin levels to spike and inflammation to spread throughout the body.

Avoid these refined sugars

Avoid foods that are loaded with added sugar and saturated fats, including white bread, candy, fried food, ice cream, fruit juice, pasta, ketchup, cream cheese, jam, pizza, sugar (white and brown), packaged snacks and sodas.

This doesn't mean you have to avoid sugar altogether. Natural sugar can be found in fruits, vegetables, brown rice, whole grains, beans and nuts. Healthy fats are also good for your skin, such as olive oil and avocados, as well as lean protein found in salmon and high-fiber vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower.

If you want beautiful, glowing skin, starts from the inside!

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