The Connection Between Diet, Hormones and Beauty
Do you often find that your skin has lost the luster it once had? Or all of a sudden, as an adult your skin has become more prone to acne or breakouts? If you find yourself allergic to certain foods & think that it’s only effecting your stomach, you may want to think again. Food allergies affect every aspect of your body, such as your hormones and your complexion.
Below are some examples of various foods that are known to cause some issues:
- Evidence has shown that high-glycemic foods may be the trigger for inflammatory conditions, like acne. Foods high in sugar effect proper hormone metabolism, therefore resulting in skin issues.
- Similarly, dairy can be problematic if you are prone to cystic breakouts in the chin and jawline area. Since most dairy cows are given growth hormones, the consumption of milk, cheese, & yogurt become factors that influence endogenous hormones & mimic the hormones that trigger oil production in the skin.
- If you struggle with under facial & eye puffiness, eating foods high in sodium will encourage water retention.
How to Help
Step 1: Eat foods that contain antioxidants, such as avocados, berries, spinach, dark-skinned grapes, & cantaloupe. Antioxidants have the power to protect you from disease and slow the aging process, as they fight the free radicals in your body that can harm your cells.
Step 2: Load up on vitamin C every single day. If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your skin & slow down aging from inside out, the best ones to eat to get your daily vitamin C are dark, leafy greens, broccoli, cantaloupe, kale, sweet potatoes , red peppers, strawberries, oranges, tomatoes, & grapefruit.
Step 3: The best fish to eat is cold-water fish. Try to include sardines, tuna, mackerel, cod, herring, & trout in your diet whenever possible. All of these have the best essential fats for smoother, more moisturized skin, increased energy, & improved immunity.
Step 4: Begin The DrNirvana Diet™ to get to the root cause of how your genes can help you reveal your best in beauty and health.