Diet and it’s Affect on Your Skin

Mar 7, 2012


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Bonne Foi is a natural and healthy skin care line, we have told you that. We have also talked about creating a more healthy diet, and how that will affect your skin, as well as you overall health. But today, we want to give you a more comprehensive list of the foods that are good for you and why. On WebMd, there is a current blog post that addresses the individual foods, the vitamins they contain, and what they can to do help your skin stay younger and fresher.

“Carrots, apricots, nectarines, sweet potatoes, egg yolks, even some green things like spinach, broccoli. Collards are a great source of vitamin A.

Vitamin D — your skin converts sun into vitamin D, but a lot of people are cautious about how much time they spend in the sun. You can get vitamin D from fortified foods like orange juice and milk. Research is showing that the lowly mushroom is also packed with vitamin D.

Vitamin C is critical for wound repair, for any type of tissue maintenance, and that applies to your skin. Tomatoes, citrus, kiwi — they’re all great sources.

Eating a healthy diet absolutely makes a difference. Getting the right nutrients is vital for repairing skin and getting new healthy cells to replace the damaged ones. Vitamins A, C, and D are important. But there may be some components in specific foods that help, too.

Avocados are a good source of vitamin E, which is also great for skin. In fact, an avocado has 20 vitamins and minerals.”

What is not in this particular discussion is the fact that there are also millions of micronutrients that occur naturally in fruits and vegetables. It would seem easy to extract and reproduce the vitamins found in nature, but in fact, when companies do that, they can cause more harm than good. Foods like fruits and vegetables never contain just one source of nutrition, they contain many others that work in combination. It’s a little bit like magic and we want to talk more about that subject in subsequent blogs posts…so check back, and please feel free to contribute, we welcome your comments…