As our skin is the largest organ and serves to protect the internal organs from outside elements that can be dangerous to our health, it makes sense for us to be sure that our skin is strong enough for the job daily. As our skin is one of the most vital organs it makes sense for us to always protect it and listen to it. After all, what you see on the surface is a manifestation of what’s going on internally!
The reason is aging of the skin is inevitable and there are several factors that you need to be aware of how it can impact your skin in terms of this aging process and overall health risk that you have, coming from the skin itself. Hereditary-related factors, health issues (both fatal and non-fatal), daily habits and even the food that we regularly consume can put a significant impact to our skin’s overall health.
Hence, while we can change the genes as well as the aging factor of our skin, we can certainly improve the overall condition by making sure the food that we eat are all healthy. Comes from a trustworthy source and not only delicious, but nutrient-rich and dense in order to nourish our body and therefore skin. When this is done effective you will feel the difference in your energy levels and vitality as well as body and skin immunity.
So, how does the food that we consume influence the state of our skin?
For a start, the food that we eat gets digested and broken down into smaller amounts, so the body can absorb the nutrients and used for various biological mechanisms. Depending on the quantity of the nutrients, your body may have enough or more than it needs to do the job, and the organs (including your skin) can work optimally. The result you see will be bright, smooth and glowing skin!
The same thing can’t be said if you have the opposite – eating unhealthy foods regularly and/or in large quantity will be no used for the body, and instead the excess calorie, carb, and sugar will be converted into fat and stored if you don’t use it (and you need to do heavy activities to burn it off) while excess salt gets trapped inside the tissues, creating water retention. As well as toxic overload of your liver, kidneys, digestive system and therefore skin.
And while this process is happening, the organs are left out as they don’t receive the nutrients that they need (for detox, repair, and work); over time, you see the after-effects of skin aging faster than it should, dry and flaky skin, as well as acne breakouts.
How food nutrients are used for building the skin?
Let’s get to the specific categories for each nutrient as an example of how it builds and strengthens your skin.
One of the famous nutrients for the skin is certainly vitamin C, as one of the antioxidant trios of vitamin A, B, C, and E. also known as ascorbyl acid, vitamin C is one super nutrient that is used in our immune system, neutralizing free radicals, healing inflammations (including the ones within your skin), improving nutrient delivery by strengthening blood capillaries, as well as boosting the skin’s network to produce collagen fibers to build a strong, elastic, and supple skin.
In short, this is what nutrients are used in our body and that’s a big reason why we need to ensure that we have adequate nutrition on a daily basis so your skin stays youthful, strong, and protected from premature aging and health risks.
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