A clear skin diet is an essential part of an anti-aging skin care treatment.
Don't worry - this is an "easy" skin diet. You basically only have to reduce (or eliminate) 1 food group...…..
The White Stuff!
Now if you’re like me, you probably HATE following diets! But don’t worry -- this clear skin diet is not strict or boring.
In this section, I’ll outline a few simple diet tips for healthy skin -- which you can easily incorporate just by eating the foods you already love – only in a slightly different way.
And the best part? Eating foods for healthy skin will not only will give you a supple, smooth complexion, but a smaller waistline too.
The One Rule for a Clear Skin Diet
Walk Away From The White Stuff!
Don’t eat simple carbohydrates. This is only rule you really have to follow for the clear skin diet.
See, I told you it would be easy!
Try to reduce or eliminate simple carbohydrates like white bread, flour, rice, pasta, potatoes, and sugar.
Instead concentrate on quality protein, vegetables, some fruits, and good fats - like olive oil and omega 3 fish oil.
Also, it's important to try to obtain omega 3's from your diet too. Try to work a small amount in everyday for best results. Don't what foods are best?
Click on the link above to review food sources of omega 3 oils. Most people don't know that it can be obtained from dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, gains, and more.....
Why Avoid Simple Carbohydrates?
Because they cause a spike in insulin levels setting off a cascade of inflammatory reactions.
These reactions not only affect your skin but your whole body -- creating age-accelerating free radicals and breaking down collagen.
Your skin’s worst enemy!
In addition, these foods can lead to fatigue, water retention, obesity and other serious health issues.
This is not to say that you shouldn’t eat carbohydrates, just replace the simple carbohydrates with more complex, low-glycemic ones.
Read about Glycation.
There are a lot to choose from including most vegetables, beans, legumes and whole grains – small changes can mean a lot at the end of the day.
Here Is a Sample Menu For Healthy Skin
Try replacing your morning white bagel or toast for whole grain types.
Make sure you read the label, if the first ingredient includes the word: whole and it has at least 3 grams of fiber per slice, then it real whole grain bread.
Unfortunately, many breads products on the market today claim to be whole wheat or multigrain breads but are just enriched flour with a dash of grains added for color.
Other examples include:
In general try to fill your plate – and your stomach - with more vegetables and less carbohydrates.
Want More Information on a Healthy Skin Diet?
Consider following a low glycemic or Mediterranean type diet. It is well known that people who live in areas like Greece and Italy follow a traditional Mediterranean diet.
These people have a much higher life-expectancy and lower incidences of disease. Plus, they have gorgeous hair and clear skin.
In addition, some researchers, like Dr. Perricone, even suggest that a Mediterranean style diet helps those plagued by acne and eczema.
Aside from avoiding simple carbohydrates, consider adding the following to your diet:
Certain foods not only promote healthy skin but can help slow skin aging and reduce break-outs, eczema, and play an important role in your acne solution.
An overwhelming amount of research shows that eating -- or not eating -- certain foods can give your skin that healthy glow that seems to come-from-within.
Still don't know what to eat? Check out the Skin Care Recipes sample menu.
How to Stay Focused on a Skin Diet?
Change is hard, so start with one thing and once you've accomplished that move on to another. Maybe just try to incorporate whole grain breads with your breakfast.
Or have a low fat cheese stick and an apple for a snack. Or put more vegetables on your dinner plate and less simple carbohydrates.
Also, don't forget the importance of Skin Vitamins. Even if you manage to eat right all the time, think of vitamins as extra insurance for great skin and good health.
Remember, it's well worth it – because not only is this clear skin diet essential for healthy skin, it also great for your waist line, your heart and overall body.
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