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How eating the right foods can improve the health of your skin

April 2021

A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eating the right foods has been proven to have a visible impact in clearing and evening your skin tone, as well as reducing the signs of aging.

Drinking around 3Ltrs of water a day is a great way to help your skin stay plump and improve its elasticity. For a bit of extra anti-inflammatory support, try boosting your water with anti-inflammatory green tea (sugar-free).

Research suggests that vitamin C can help the regeneration of skin cells and fight the appearance of wrinkles. Linoleic acid, the most abundant fatty acid in the skin, has also been proven to prevent skin thinning. Soybean oil, walnuts, almonds, and edamame are full of linoleic acid. Consume these with vitamin C-rich foods to maximize the benefits to your skin.

Fish contains many nutrients important for skin health – omega-3s, and vitamins A and D to name a few. Omega-3s are anti-inflammatory to help cool the flames of inflammation. Vitamin A can help with blemishes and dryness, whilst vitamin D helps with skin tone.

Research also suggests that a high-sugar diet can damage collagen and elastin fibers, causing them to lose their elasticity, leading to more wrinkles and sagging skin. Replace your sugary treats and soft drinks with fruits like watermelon, grapes, and pineapples. These foods will not only satisfy your sugar cravings but they are also high in antioxidants, which will fight those ugly free radicals.

Any nutritionist will tell you that the connection between nutrition and skin aging is undeniable. Not only that but being comfortable and confident in the skin you’re in has been shown to greatly improve your mental health.

To book an appointment with our nutritionist @sarahcarolidesnutrition, at Coach Medical powered by @sixten, call us on +44 (0) 207 315 4260 or email us at info@coachlondon.uk 

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