TIPS TO SNEAK IN MORE BEAUTY FOODS EVERY DAY:
- top your salad with olive oil based dressing
- toss all vegetables you’re roasting in olive oil
- use mashed avocado as a sandwich spread
- have nuts as a snack
- opt for a spinach salad
- add spinach to a sandwich
- add spinach or greens to a smoothie
- sauté spinach and have it with eggs in the morning
- take your water bottle with you everywhere
- sip green tea as a late night ‘snack’
- make veggies the main meal with things like stuffed peppers
- veggie sticks instead of chips
- grapefruit with breakfast
- clementines for travel snacks
These small changes to your daily habit will produce great results that will last a lifetime.
Numerous studies have looked at what nutrients affect skin wrinkling, dryness and thinning. The vitamins, minerals and antioxidants present in foods like fruit, vegetables and healthy fats are consistently associated with fewer wrinkles and less age-related dryness.
On sugar and oil production: Added sugar can influence insulin production, causing increased oil production and acne appearance.
On dairy and hormones: Milk can influence your hormones and affect the process that causes acne. “Although the mechanism is unclear, the association with acne is marked more with skim milk than with whole milk and in those consuming more than three portions per week,it’s possible that cheese, ice cream, and yogurt may be associated with acne, but the link appears to be stronger with milk.” says dermatologist and dietologist Lorcester.
On lactose intolerance: “I am not aware of any evidence linking lactose intolerance to skin problems. At this point in time, I believe that in general, lactose-intolerant individuals may actually have a better chance at having clear skin, since more and more evidence points to dairy as a contributing factor to acne breakouts in some people.”