- It has been proven many times that what you eat can also affect your skin
- Eating the right foods and ditching your usual and unhealthy diet can help in maintaining a healthy skin
- What can possibly replace your fries, processed meats, or sweets?
Aside from the many beauty products recommended for a bright and healthy skin, we’ve heard it many times that it’s actually what we eat that makes the difference in our skin.
According to a Healthline story, another culprit to skin aging aside from sun exposure is a compound called advanced glycation end products (AGEs) “that are formed when protein or fat combine with sugar in the bloodstream.” This just means that one’s diet can also contribute to the health status of the skin. So, here are some food swaps that may help you achieve a healthier skin:
Switch from your regular fries to sweet potato fries
We know how our favorite fries are bad for us yet we can’t just accept the fact that it is. Deep-fried food, like fries, can cause damage to the skin. An oven-baked sweet potato fries can be an alternate as it is proven to be rich in “anti-aging copper which aids in the production of collagen.”
Ditch processed meats, go with poultry
Like fries, processed meats namely hotdogs, bacon, and others pose not good effect to the body including the skin as these foods contain very high amounts of sodium, sulfites, and saturated fat which can dehydrate the skin.
Grilled chicken can be a better choice as it has amino acids “that are important to the natural formation of collagen.”
Watch your sugar intake and choose fruits instead
Dessert can still be fun with fruits and some honey and yogurt. We’ve heard it many times from either our mothers or grandmothers that fruits are good for the skin and it is backed with many scientific explanations.
Sprouted wheat breads and avocado
According to the report, sprouted wheat breads are rich in antioxidant and have no added sugars, making it good for the skin. Avocado, on the other hand, contains compounds that may protect your skin from sun damage. It is also a good source of vitamin E.