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Old 14-Jan-2011
Foods For Clear Skin

Pimples, skin rashes, acne, heat boils and other skin problems are common skin problems that many of us face. As more and more people consult dermatologists, experts try to find out the causes of all these annoying skin problems. All the research done to find the causes leading to these skin problems so far has led doctors to believe that increasing pollution, stress and newly developed prescription medications are the culprits. The kind of food we consume each day, our eating habits and the unhealthy diets also contribute their bit in making our skin dull, dry and lifeless. There might not be any scientific evidence to prove that a healthy and balanced diet can help you deal with all skin problems and can provide clear skin, but there is no harm in trying something that is healthy. There are many food items that if consumed regularly can help the body to fight inflammations and bacteria that cause various skin conditions. The sections that follow will provide you with details of some healthy foods that you can incorporate into your daily diet. Read on to learn more about them.

Foods To Eat For Clear Skin

Fish Oil

Fish oil is one of the best food items that can be included in your diet. Fish oil is rich in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids, and will help your body fight any form of inflammation. Consuming mercury free fish oil will help you acquire clear skin.

Whole Grains
Whole grains are the best food items to combat acne since they are rich in both fibre content and antioxidants. Buy organic whole grains and stay away from gluten and wheat if you are sensitive to them, since sensitivity to wheat and gluten can also lead to inflammation and acne.

Turmeric is a spice that is rich in the ingredient ‘curcumin’ that is well-known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Adding turmeric powder to your vegetables, soups and other dishes will help your skin greatly.

Ginger is from the same family as that of turmeric, and holds similar anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Ginger also aids in digestion, which in turn will help your skin to be healthy and glowing.

Green Tea
Green tea is a popular beverage that is known to contain amazing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea contains elements of ‘EGCG’ and ‘epigallocatechin-3-gallate’, both of which are known to suppress the inflammatory chemicals in our body. Green tea also facilitates the growth of beneficial flora like the ‘lactobacillus’ which is important for the overall health of the immune system. Green tea is also an anti-aging element and also helps fight acne.

Spinach And Other Dark Vegetables
Dark vegetables like spinach are rich in various nutrients and fibres. All green vegetables, especially the leafy ones contain a lot of vitamins and minerals that are necessary for healthy skin. Vegetables that are steamed or sautéed are more beneficial than those that are boiled, since boiling drains out all the nutrients from the vegetables.

Purple And Red Fruits And Vegetables
Purple and deep red vegetables such as blueberries, bilberries, dark cherries, purple carrots, pomegranates, purple sweet potatoes, cauliflower, black grapes and beets all contain powerful antioxidants and anthocyannins which help in the flow of blood to the skin. Good blood flow helps in detoxifying the skin.

Oatmeal is rich in fibre that helps in filtering the dirt from the skin, thus keeping it clean and glowing. Oatmeal not only helps in keeping the clean skin, but also assists the body in the development of new skin.

Yogurt is rich in probiotics, and consuming it daily helps balancing the level of bacteria in the body. This helps in keeping the body free from bad bacteria, and this in turn benefits the skin to a great extent.

Eggs are one of the best foods to deal with skin problems. Eggs are a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids. Opt for organic eggs that come with a label ‘omega 3 containing’ on them to get all anti-inflammatory benefits.

Old 12-Mar-2011
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