Monday, November 7, 2011

Eat Your Way To Better Skin.

Want flawless, beautiful skin? Me too lol.
& If you have it already...chances are I hate you :)
But I was reading online about some things that you could incorporate into your diet to get your skin healthier, hydrated, clear and glowing!  & It's nothing outrageous..

Tips to getting your Perfect Complexion:

Obviously water is essential! 
Everyone always says drink 8 glasses a day, but I actually read that 6 will do the trick!
Benefits: Dewy Skin
Skin cells contain mostly water, and if you're dehydrated, skin will look and feel parched, too. But you needn't chug 8 cups a day; University of Pennsylvania researchers found no studies to back up the recommendation. Simply ward off dehydration—and dryness—by drinking when you're thirsty.

Yummy Strawberries!
Benefits: Smooth Texture
Vitamin C, plentiful in this produce, is vital for the production and formation of collagen, skin's support structure, says Toby Amidor, R.D., director of nutrition for in New York City. And a strong support layer helps smooth what's on top and prevent wrinkles, she says.
Aim for: two 1-cup servings of fruit and 1 cup of red peppers and/or broccoli a day

Wild Salmon 
With the whole vegetarian process, I've been opting for fish instead of red meat and Salmon is my favorite.  But there are so many other health benefits to fish.
Benefits: Few Wrinkles
Bursting with omega-3 fatty acids, which fights inflammation in the body caused by sun and stress. 
Aim for: two 5-ounce servings of fish per week

Whole Wheat & Grains
Benefits: Clearer Skin
Australian researchers found that a low-glycemic diet (more whole grains, protein and produce versus refined carbs such as white bread) may reduce acne. One explanation: Low-glycemic foods keep insulin steady, and refined carbs and sugar spike it. 
 Aim for: 3 servings a day (one serving equals a slice of bread or 1/2 cup cooked grains)

Just thought this was interesting to share! 
You are what you eat!! lol
For those of you who want to maybe switch up your diet for a week or so to see if you see any's a sample plan you could use as a guideline::


  • 1 cup whole-grain, fortified cereal such as Total
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries or 1 medium grapefruit
  • 1 cup green tea


  • Grilled chicken sandwich
  • 5 oz chicken breast
  • 2 slices whole-grain bread
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 1 leaf lettuce
  • 1/8 of avocado
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 medium apple


  • 5 oz wild salmon
  • Spinach salad
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup sliced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup broccoli
  • Toss with 1 tbsp each olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • 1 medium baked sweet potato

~Tiffany Nicole.

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