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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Diet for Good Skin

Exercise is one of the best ways to get a better skin, as the sweat resulting from it helps flush away the toxins, giving a glow to the skin. Apart from that, a proper diet also goes a long way in making your skin clean and clear.
In the following lines, we have provided information on the diet for getting that perfect skin.
* Try to stick to organic foods. The pesticides and chemicals present in normal foods are harmful for the skin.
* Drink atleast six glasses of water in a day.
* Include fruits and vegetables in your diet and make sure to have atleast five servings. The more colorful the fruits and vegetables, the better.
* Have a tablespoon of fresh seeds like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds or ground hemp/linseed every day.
* Eat food items that are rich in protein, like soya, egg white, beans, lentils and sprouted seeds.
* Food items like whole grains, apples, bananas and grapefruits, which are rich in fiber, are very good for the skin.
* Avoid, or atleast limit, your intake of alcohol, grain foods and tea/coffee.
* Instead of having red meat, have fish, organic chicken, etc. Even if you want to have red meat, have it no more than three times a week.
* Avoid food products that have too much sugar, refined carbohydrates, oil, processed fats and preservatives.
* Do not smoke. Nicotine is very bad for skin.
* Herbal tea, fruit tea, lime water, fresh juice and plain yoghurt are very good for skin. Try to have these food items as much as possible.
* Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil and linseed, are very good for skin. Having fish, fish oil or linseed

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