Keri Glassman: Skin-Saving Eating
Don’t you want to be one of those people who never shows their age? I do. We all know it starts with the skin. I know everyone wants the gorgeous skin of our youth, but it often feels like chasing a dream. The truth of the matter is that your skin’s appearance can be greatly genetic -- whether you have a fair complexion, freckles, uneven skin tone or are prone to blemishes -- you can’t choose to have a porcelain complexion or a lovely olive skin tone, you get what you get. Thanks mom and dad. You can, however, take what you have and make the most of it. There are lots of products that help you from the outside, but why not support that work with what you are putting inside? Whether you are troubled by aging skin that is losing elasticity, dry skin that appears dull or fine lines and wrinkles, these quick food tips are sure to enhance your look and feel good skin routine.
Avocados are hydrating and help to promote collagen production, which makes for younger, firmer skin. Eat them and reap the benefits of the B vitamins and vitamin E.... Like you needed another reason to have a little guacamole?
Salmon is as good for your skin as it is delicious. The brilliant omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and dryness. Yes, eating salmon actually can take some of the redness out of your complexion and make your skin appear more plump and healthy. You now have an excuse to eat salmon tartare more often.
Turmeric is a traditional spice that is newly trendy with good scientific reason. It is full of curcuminoids, which are antioxidant phytochemicals. Besides serving as a super transport for these antioxidants, turmeric is great at nourishing skin and promoting skin elasticity, which prevents wrinkles and age spots. Feeling like a little Indian flavor tonight?
Organic Eggs are something everyone needs in their regular diet because eggs are healthful for so many reasons. You need the zinc in them to maintain great looking skin. Zinc is important in controlling oil content of the skin and minimizing breakouts. It is also essential in the formation of collagen, which forms connective tissue and skin. Scrambled or sunny side up?
Eat your avocados, salmon, turmeric and organic eggs and pull out some of those processed foods that may be clogging your skin’s inner glow. Try combining these foods and let me know if you have a favorite combination... and how your skin is looking.