Above: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care
By: Marty S.
When it comes to decluttering, some of us are pros at it. Not only do some have a specific process of tackling a lot of clutter, but they also have boxes and storage containers at the ready, for recycling, donating to charity, or throwing in the trash. You don’t need spring cleaning when your home is regularly decluttered throughout the year. However, while it may seem like your home and lifestyle are clean, your diet might not be. It’s odd to think of your diet as either clean or dirty, but the difference can be night and day. A clean diet can be a big factor in helping your skin look glowing and youthful.
Having a clean diet certainly sounds attractive, but it’s likely you don’t know where to start. Today, we will show you how. Keep reading to learn why a clean diet can lead to more ageless skin and how you can try one at home. This information can be especially useful if you’re worried about what you’re eating in your current diet and how it is affecting your body and skin. By implementing a clean diet into your lifestyle, you may begin to notice that your skin looks younger and more vibrant than it used to be.
What Is a Clean Diet?
A clean diet is really simple. You want to include as many fresh foods, whole grains, and good fats into your meals as possible. These foods are inherently nourishing and are meant to provide a lot of nutrition to your body as well as your skin. Foods like avocados, wheat bread, and peanut butter are excellent additions to a clean diet.
At the same time, with a clean diet, you want to avoid processed foods, junk foods, and foods with a lot of bad fats. These foods typically lack any nutrition and don’t do much for your body. In fact, they could negatively impact your health and lead to issues like weight gain and impaired digestion. Foods like candy bars, canned food, and deep-fried foods are classic examples of food that you should avoid if you want to adhere to a clean diet.
By incorporating more foods that are healthy and fresh into your diet, you will likely see a noticeable change in your health. For example, you may start to see an increase in energy as well as weight loss. Moreover, a clean diet can make your skin look decades younger in several ways.
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A Clean Diet Contains Nutrients That Your Skin Needs to Look Stunning
First, a clean diet ensures that your body is getting enough nutrition every day, which can translate into glowing, youthful skin. There are countless nutrients that have been known to benefit the skin. For example, Vitamin A encourages cell reproduction and cell turnover, Vitamin C promotes collagen production, and Vitamin E is a superior antioxidant, which protects your body from free radical damage. And it’s not just vitamins. Other nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats (these are good fats) can nourish your cells, which may lead to fewer wrinkles.
A clean diet can give your skin the fuel it needs to stay younger for a longer period of time. There are even more nutrients than we listed here that can do wonders for your skin. So, the important thing to know is that as long as the foods in your clean diet are fresh, healthy, and made with no harsh chemicals, you should not have to worry much about your skin.
A Clean Diet Promotes Better Gut Health & Leads to More Youthful Skin
Second, a clean diet can improve your gut health. Whether or not you care about the youthfulness and glow of your skin, maintaining proper gut health is essential. Your gut is home to as many as 100 trillion bacteria, and what you eat will definitely affect your entire body. A diet that contains a lot of processed foods can result in poor gut health, which may lead to more inflammation as well as dull, lifeless skin. Conversely, if you eat foods that are intended to nourish your gut, you will start to benefit not just your internal health, but also the glow and vitality of your skin.
A clean diet perfectly aligns with better gut health. Some of the more obvious examples to improve the health of your gut include eating more probiotics and prebiotics, which act as fuel for your gut bacteria. However, if you eat plenty of whole grains, the fiber from these foods can improve your digestion and nourish your gut bacteria.
A Clean Diet Detoxifies Your Body & Helps Fade the Appearance of Premature Lines & Wrinkles
Third, a clean diet can help you detoxify your body. Detoxification is very important in Ayurveda. By getting rid of toxins in your system, your body is able to function better, and this may result in more glowing, youthful skin. The primary way your body detoxifies itself is through your liver. Your liver is the organ that filters out any toxins and other impurities from your blood. This process is a normal function of your body, but if there is any excess toxic load in your system (either through your diet or your lifestyle habits), this can impair your liver’s ability to function. As a result, there could be more toxins in your system that your liver isn’t able to dispose of, and this may cause your skin to look duller, more lackluster, and more prematurely aged.
To keep your liver healthy and functioning well, a clean diet can go a long way. As with your gut health, a regular intake of fiber from whole grains can do wonders for your liver health and help you detoxify your body so that your skin stays glowing and youthful.
Speaking of diet, there are foods that must be in your diet if you want to avoid hair fall and early graying of hair. Listen to this episode of the Apsara Skin Care podcast to find out more. Enjoy and please leave us a review on our iTunes podcast page!
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Go natural. It is good karma!