It is no secret that ‘you are what you eat’. What we put in our bodies has a significant impact on our general health and wellbeing, including our skin condition. However, in our busy lives, it can be easy to deprive our body of the nutrients it needs to be its best.
What we eat comes through in our face. If we have a diet full of too much sugar and salt, our skin can often look dull or experience breakouts. From today, we recommend you include high water content foods in your diet, such as watermelon, cucumber, oranges and lettuce, which will give you nutrients and anti-oxidants. We also recommend including lots of green vegetables in your diet as they help to improve the immune system and decrease the stress level in the body. So eat, drink and be healthy!
To get you started, we recommend you avoid eating the following:
- Processed foods
- Sugar (not including natural sugar found in fruit)
- Salty foods, and
- Oily or fatty foods.
Instead, focus on filling your body with:
- Vegetables – we recommend eating as many raw vegetables as possibly in order to get maximum nutrient intake
- Fruits – eating fruits when they are in-season will improve their taste and help keep your diet interesting
- Fibre – whole grains are an important component of your diet and shouldn’t be neglected
- Healthy fats – such as avocado and nuts are important too – but don’t overdo them if you are watching your weight
- Healthy fruit and veggie juices – see the recipe section of this website for lots of juice recipes you can try!
- Water – water enables our bodies to function at optimum levels and helps keep our skin healthy and tight. We recommend drinking at least two litres of water every day. On very hot summer days or after exercise we may need to drink more because our body is likely to lose more water!