Food-based nutrients that help support the skin include bee pollen and propolis, which prevent wrinkles; grapefruit, which improves the complexion; papaya and pineapple; essential fatty acid-containing foods such as fish, flax, and avocado oils, to help improve the visual appearance of the skin; and cucumber, carrot, cabbage, garlic, and ginger juice.
When vitamins and minerals aren’t taken in through foods, the skin can suffer and age prematurely. Deficiencies can lead to ailments such as acne, black eyes,
dandruff, dermatitis, dry skin, eczema, hives, itching, enlarged pores, skin allergies, stretch marks, and wrinkles.
Good nutrition heals. For example, it can help alleviate or prevent eczema.
Beneficial bacteria can be found in probiotics or non-sugared yogurt or kefir. Vitamins such as biotin, inositol, and vitamins A, B2, B6, B12, and C also help eczema.
Borage, evening primrose, and various fish, flaxseed, and olive oils can be beneficial in the treatment because they replenish essential fatty acid deficiencies. Hydrochloric acid deficiencies can be an underlying cause of some cases of eczema.
Make sure that your diet is full of a variety of fresh, organic vegetables and fruits. Taking additional vitamins and minerals will only enhance the nutrition you receive from food.
A well-balanced diet, full of fresh organic vegetables, fruits, nonhormone proteins, whole grains, and healthy oils, along with plenty of clean water, is your best ticket to health and beauty.
Drink half your weight in ounces for basic hydration each day; this will help prevent constipation, allergies, fatigue, migraines, wrinkles, and acne.
We hear and read that sugar is like a poison, and then we replace it with an artificial sweetener. If you must use a sweetener, choose stevia, a natural alternative to sugar. But the best way to satisfy a sweet tooth is by eating fresh fruit.
NAILS AND HAIR
The most important vitamins and minerals to take to keep nails and hair strong, shiny, and healthy-looking are essential fatty acids, a multiple vitamin, calcium, zinc, biotin, and vitamin B12. Make sure there are no underlying health conditions causing hair or nail issues. For example, conditions such as hypothyroidism, adrenal issues, and hormonal imbalances can cause hair and nails to be dry, brittle, and weak.
See a nutritionist:
- To achieve optimum health
- As you age
- When health challenges arise
– Leslie Bega, Actress –
Leslie is living proof of what a healthy lifestyle, including raw foods and yoga, can do.
This is what Leslie says:
My daily routines are nonconventional. I work on the inside and let the outside be a reflection of that. You are what you eat.
I use skincare products, but they are simple and organic raw, based on seaweed.
Seaweed has one of the largest nutritional mineral element contents of all the products on the market.
It’s important to know what you are putting into and on your body.
I am the kind of person who has always read every ingredient label of every product. I drink a lot of water, and I take MSM, which is a sulfur-bearing molecule.
It adds permeability and flexibility to the entire cellular structure of your body. It’s a beauty and skin nutrient. I also try to incorporate as much raw/living foods into my diet as possible, and I eat everything organic. I helped open the Planet Raw restaurant in Santa Monica, and eating this way is very healthy, as the food preserves all its natural enzymes, vitamins, and nutrients, so your body is receiving whole nutrition.
It helps maintain proper brain chemistry, so your system remains more balanced
Interestingly enough, my skin has become more beautiful over the years.
Again, it has to do with my diet. I don’t wear any foundation anymore, and my skin is clear and glows.
And my beauty trick that works whenever I need a little lift—yoga!