Clear Skin Diet

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Old 24-Jun-2010
Clear Skin Diet

Every woman — she may be a teenager, a young professional, or a middle aged woman who has lived most of her life — is afraid of acne eruptions on her face. For teenagers it causes mortal fear, for the young professional it is a matter of horror and unwelcomed astonishment, for the grown up woman, a matter of disgust. All over the world, women know that the main cause for acne eruptions is a skin that is not clear and an abundance of toxins inside the body. For ages, we have known that foodstuffs and eating habits do affect the skin in many ways, the most noticeable of which is eruptions in the form of acne. A clear skin diet is what clears the body of toxins so that the skin becomes clearer, blemishes lighten, and the acne is kept at bay. Though there may be theories that say otherwise, a recent studies show that high-glycemic foods such as refined grains and processed sugars, food made of saturated fats and trans fats may, in fact, trigger acne breakouts. Some foods actually prevent breakouts of acne, for instance whole cereals, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and so on. Here’s all about the clear skin diet.

Foods To Eat For Clear Skin

For Breakfast
Since breakfast is and has always been considered the most important meal of the day, it should never be neglected and should be the type that can give you the strength to do through at least half the day. Natural, live or probiotic yoghurt, along with chopped fresh fruits and a handful of pumpkin seeds is the first option that one can opt for. The other option could be muesli made from oats, fresh hazelnuts, sunflower, pumpkin, and sesame seeds, and a handful of raisins with natural yoghurt and some apple juice. Pomegranates, deep red coloured carrots, black grapes, and beetroot are all excellent choices for fresh vegetables or fruits. All these have anthocyanins, which are high in antioxidants and help maintain blood flow to the skin, promoting optimum cell turnover, which keeps pores clear.

For Lunch
Since most of us are working during the time when we have lunch, having too heavy a lunch would make us fall asleep. So, if any of the foodstuffs mentioned here could cause you to feel sleepy or your stomach to bloat, you could substitute it with anything else. The clear skin diet lunch would include a baked potato with tuna fish, tomato, celery, and spring onion made into a salad, dressed with olive oil and lemon juice or a big rice salad with many types of fresh vegetables, cottage cheese, pumpkin seeds, dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, and freshly ground black pepper.You could also include cold-water oily fish, which are loaded with anti-inflammatory eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, great for clear skin. Some recommended types of fish are mackerel, salmon, anchovies, and sardines.

For Dinner

Like the saying goes “Breakfast like a queen, lunch like a princess, dine like a pauper”, the dinner should be the lightest and healthiest meal of the day and should include as less fats or carbohydrates as possible. The options that you could choose form are grilled fresh fish, chicken or lean meat or a vegetarian alternative made from beans, lentils, or soya. Serve with a large helping of freshly steamed or lightly stir-fried vegetables. Another option is to 'steam-fry' vegetables by using about the tiniest drop of oil and adding a tablespoon or two of water, to steam them.

Most of us do take healthy diets and still end up with a face full of acne eruptions. The only catch there is the fact that we do not always snack right. Most of us love to gorge on all kinds of fried snacks, most of which we can easily substitute with healthier alternatives to save our skin from developing acne eruptions. Fresh fruit, raw nuts and seeds for instance almonds, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds; raw vegetables like carrots, broccoli, celery with hummus are a few options that you could choose from.

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