Eat Your Way to Glowing Skin

Eat Your Way to Glowing Skin

            Beautiful skin starts from the inside. Collagen, like that found in Burn and Bod•ē Strong, can help maintain your skin,* but what about your diet? According to the Mayo Clinic, “antioxidant-rich foods seem to have a protective effect for the skin.” Skin-friendly foods include carrots, apricots, and other yellow and orange fruits and vegetables; spinach and other green leafy vegetables; tomatoes; berries; beans, peas and lentils; salmon, mackerel and other fatty fish; and nuts. Conversely, “some research suggests that a diet high in processed or refined sugars or other carbohydrates and unhealthy fats promotes skin aging.”[1]

            Another way to boost your skin’s health is to keep up with your daily water intake. We’ve previously talked about the importance of hydration on this blog, and it still rings true--but did you know how good water is for your skin? “Drinking water is one of the best things you can do to keep your skin in shape. It keeps your skin moist -- and that makes fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable. It also helps your cells take in nutrients and get rid of toxins. And it helps with blood flow, keeping your skin glowing.”[2] The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommend an average water intake of 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluid for men and 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) for women. However, this is not a hard and fast rule as adjustments might need to be made to your personal intake based on several factors like exercise, environment, or your overall health. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any medical conditions you might have so they can make a safe recommendation about your water intake.

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


[1] Gibson, Lawrence E. “Foods for Healthy Skin.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 17 Feb. 2018, www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/healthy-skin/faq-20058184.

[2] Gardner, Stephanie S. “Foods for Healthy, Supple Skin in Pictures.” WebMD, WebMD, 2 Dec. 2018, www.webmd.com/beauty/ss/slideshow-skin-foods.

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