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Another Fishy (But Good) Story

Fish, Mmmm... Good

Fish, Mmmm... Good

Read “Top Five Foods for Healthy Skin” (see entry #2), you know fish especially salmon is rich in omega-3 and it’s good for your skin.

Artemis P. Simopoulos, M.D., author of The Omega Diet, said “there’s very good new data suggesting that omega-3 fats from fish act on an area of the brain that leads to improved mood and attitude among healthy people” 

She said the omega-3s in fatty fish like salmon and tuna have the most potent anti-inflammatory effects.

But what if you simply don’t like fish, for whatever reasons you may have?

You could try walnuts and flaxseeds. They are the plant foods that also rich in omega-3, though not to the same level like salmon and tuna.

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1. Top Five Foods for Healthy Skin

2. Don’t Like Fish? Try These Alternatives

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Berry Good as Anti-Aging Food

You may have read the article “Top Five Foods for Healthy Skin” dated on January 9, 2009.  One of the foods mentioned is blueberry (see entry #4).

Blueberries

Blueberries

According to Navindra P. Seeram, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy in Kingston, berries of all hues are antioxidant-rich.

What does that mean?

Well, it simply means they combat free radicals, molecules that can cause widespread cell damage and are linked to chronic inflammation.

Inflammation is the type that is persistent at contributing to aging, and it also thought to be at the root of most chronic diseases, from cancer, heart disease, and diabetes to Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and osteoporosis.

Extra tidbit: Berries not only taste good, they’re chock-full of vitamin C, another potent antioxidant that may help keep your complexion looking smooth by fighting those pesky (skin-damaging) free radicals.

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1. Top Five Foods for Healthy Skin

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Top Five Foods for Healthy Skin

Before you start thinking about wolfing down your next pizzas, hamburgers and friend chickens, let me tell you something.

Fair and Healthy Skin

Fair and Healthy Skin

Healthy diet always reflects as healthy skin on the outside and the food that you consume has a major effect on your skin. You need to provide the right food for healthy skin that glows and radiates. This is because the input that you give to your body always has effects on it. Excess of fat content in the body will lead to skin problems that appear as marks and blemishes on the skin.

Consume more healthy and natural foods that offer potent healing and preventative powers to remedy a wide range of skin troubles. The following foods listed here can dramatically improve skin for a fraction of the price of costly cosmetic or dermatologist visits:

1. Green Tea
Green tea is rich in antioxidants that reduce inflammation and protect cell membranes.  Green tea is also high in polyphenols — compounds that eliminate cancer-causing free radicals.

A Cup of Green Tea

A Cup of Green Tea

 Green tea is also high in vitamins C, D and K, as well as riboflavin, zinc, calcium, magnesium and iron.

2. Salmon
Salmon is high rich in Omega-3s.  Omega-3s help keep cell membranes healthy by keeping out harmful substances as well as allowing nutrients to enter cells and exit with waste products.

Salmon Dish

Salmon Dish

 Salmon is also rich in protein, potassium, selenium and vitamin B12.

3. Carrots
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which is a required nutrient for healthy skin. Vitamin A is required for developing and maintaining skin cells, and a deficiency of the vitamin can cause dry skin.

Carrots

Carrots

 4. Blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries

Many experts agree that blueberries, the highest food source of antioxidants, help to fight off target free radicals that can wreak havoc on skin cells.

Blueberries are also an excellent source of soluble and insoluble fiber, vitamin C, manganese, vitamin E and riboflavin.

5. Water

A Glass of Water

A Glass of Water

Not the kind of food that you can taste, bite or chew, but drinking lots of water does help revitalising your skins. Water both hydrates cells and helps them move toxins out and nutrients in.

Water intake must be from pure, clean water, so don’t count on your carbonated sodas, caffeinated drinks and alcoholic drinks.

The skin is considered the outside indicator of inside health, and putting expensive creams, lotions and treatments on the outside of the skin can’t alleviate problems that stem from inner nutritional deficiencies.

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

Remember: You are what you eat, from your head to your feet.

Consuming the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones can reveal beautiful, youthful-looking skin without expensive cosmetics.

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