Friday, October 22, 2010

Healthy eating habits

  • Vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds and nuts all should be part of a balanced diet.
  • See that you include quality protein from vegetable sources, especially if you are vegetarian.
  • Raw foods should be part of your daily diet as they are completely nutritious in the uncooked state.
  • Foodstuffs that are high in sulphur, like garlic, onions, eggs and asparagus will help to keep the skin smooth and youthful.
  • Yellow and orange vegetables (especially carrots) are high in beta carotene, an anti oxidant.
  • If you are suffering from excessive dry skin, consume plenty of carrots, cantaloupes and apricots as these are rich in vitamins A and C which contribute to a glowing skin.
  • Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is found in foods like milk cheese, natural yogurt, green leafy veggies, yeast and wheat germ. Vitamin B5 is essential for the synthesis of fats and oils used by the skin.
  • Eight glasses of water is a must to keep your skin hydrated and fresh-looking.
  • See that you get your quota of eight hours of sleep as the skin cells undergo repair activity during your period of rest.
  • Exercise regularly. It will boost circulation and encourage free flow of blood.
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