So, over the weekend, I had my amazing friend turned sister Aayisha come visit, and then two other of our very good family friends also came visiting. Before I could say Jack Robbinson, the discussion had turned into a diet talk and Aayisha was dishing out all the what to eat, the right meal portions and what not. The painful part however is the fact that they won’t allow me be a part of the diet Watsapp group 😩😩😩 (I honestly don’t know why people don’t take me seriously when I talk about wanting to loss weight though 😩😩).
So, today, I thought I should share with you all some healthy essentials your body needs to keep your skin in tip-top condition. Whether you are on a diet or not eating for beautiful skin should be something we all strive towards. As nutritious, balanced diet isn’t only a delicious way to eat- it also work wonders for your skin. A diet for a healthy body is the same one as for a healthy, clear complexion.
Such diet contains lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, which is high in fibre, low in fat, added sugar and salt. This should provide your body and skin with all the vitamins and minerals they need to function at their very best. Without any further ado, let’s get straight into it, shall we 😉
Healthy Skin Checklist:
The most essential element is Water. Try and drink at least two litres of water a day to keep your body healthy and your skin clear.
Cellulose carbohydrates, better known as fibre foods, though they have a less direct effect on the skin. However it help to give a brighter, clearer complexion. Food rich in fibre include; beans, coconut, oat meal, sweet corn, wheat bread and potatoe.
Vitamin A is essential for growth and repair of certain skin tissues. Lack of it causes dryness, itching and loss of skin elasticity. Its found in foods such as carrots, spinach, broccoli, Tomatoes, Bell Pepper, Red Pepper, Titus Fish, Eggs, Sweet Potatoes and apricots.
For a day’s supply of Vitamin A the Naija way, try a hearty Banga Soup.
Vitamin C is needed for collagen production, to help keep your skin firm. Its found mostly in fruits in such as strawberries, citrus fruits, okro, cabbage and tomatoes.
Asides from fruit salad, a daily supply of vitamin C for my Naija people can be a bowl of Okro soup
Vitamin E is an antioxidant vitamin that neutralizes free radicals- highly reactive molecules that can cause ageing. Its found in food such as almonds, hazelnuts,Spinach and wheat germ.
For a day’s supply of Vitamin E, the Naija way will be a hearty wheat meal and Vegetable soup.
Zinc works with vitamin A in the making of collagen and elastin, these fibres give the skin its strength, elasticity and firmness. Its found in dates, green peas, red meat, crabs, milk, cheese and yoghurt.
That’s it for this post, I hope you really find this helpful and incorporate them in your diet. Let me know what you think in the comment section below. And please, dont forget to SUBSCRIBE if you havent done that yet, just click HERE to do so.
Till My Next Post; Stay Healthy
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