Beauty: Vitamins & Supplements
Nutrients: 9 Ways In Which They Give You Healthier Skin
Beauty: Vitamins & Supplements
28 Jan 2016
We all know that our skins reflect what is happening on the Inside of our bodies … whether we like to admit it or not.
Therefore it only stands to reason that ‘what we put in’ will amount to ‘what we get out’ to a certain degree. Life, daily expenses and financial demands all have a great impact on our food budgets and what we as individuals can afford to spend on our monthly groceries, however just a few simple changes can bring about great rewards for the skin.
Nutrients, here are ways in which consuming the correct nutrients can give you a healthier skin:
Supplements to consider
This nutrient helps the skin with the healing process and can be found in the following common foods:
Pumpkin Seeds, Oysters, Liver, Eggs, Apricots, Peaches and Cocoa Powder.
2. B Complex Vitamins
B vitamins are naturally found in organ meats, but fear not if you are vegan as there are plant-based alternatives too:
Organ Meat, Fish, Meat, Nuts, Sunflower Seeds, Eggs and Leafy Greens.
** Please bear in mind that Vitamin B12 can only be found in animal sources, should you be vegan you will require guidance from a healthcare practitioner and supplementation.
3. Vitamin E
Vitamin E protects the skin both internally and externally and can be found at the following:
Eggs, Liver, Organ Meats, as well as Leafy Greens such as Spinach and Broccoli.
4. Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps your body to fight against allergic skin reactions and can be found in the following sources:
Oranges, Apples, Leafy Greens, Garlic, Onions and Sweet Potatoes.
5. Vitamin A
Vitamin A naturally has a repairing function on damaged skin thanks to the retinoids and beta-carotene present in our foods. For the best sources look to the following foods:
Fish Liver Oils (capsules), Vegetables, Green and Yellow Fruit and Vegetables including Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Garlic and Ginger.
Nutritional changes to optimise nutrients
Water naturally hydrates the skin from the inside out, and besides the obvious of drink plenty of water, you can, in fact, find foods high in water content too:
Watermelon, Cucumber and Apples are but a few.
7. Natural Fats
These are quality fats that nourish the body and fight off inflammation. Good fats can be found in the following sources:
Organic and Free-Range Meats, Sardines, Tuna, Salmon and Mackerel. For the plant, alternatives look to Avocados, Nuts and Seeds.
Quercetins assist in reducing skin reactions and can be found in the following:
Citrus Fruits and Green Tea.
Protein is a building block of the body and thus helps to build a healthy skin too, the following are the best food sources:
Organic or Free Range meats which are high in Amino Acids. For those who prefer plant sources, there are Beans and Legumes.
** Please bear in mind that legumes are best when fermented or sprouted as this makes them more readily digestible.
If you struggle to support your skin by consuming adequate quantities of nutrients, consider visiting your local healthcare practitioners and get the best advice on quality medical grade nutraceuticals that can supplement your lifestyle and ensure optimal health and a glowing skin.