There’s an old saying in Italian that goes: “Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you who you are”. At first glance, these words may not seem to make much sense, but there is actually a lot of truth to them. The way we eat has a direct impact on the functioning of our internal organs and our physical appearance, including the skin on our body and face, as well as our hair and nails. If you are interested in maintaining aesthetic beauty or simply want to start taking care of your skin, try taking three minutes to read this article to understand if you are eating the right foods for your goal.
- The importance of the color of fruit and vegetables
Everyone knows that consuming plenty of fruit and vegetables is good for our bodies, but did you know that the color of the vegetables and fruit you eat can have a different effect compared to another color? If you want elastic and luminous skin, color your plate with red, orange, and yellow. These colors contain beta-carotene, a plant pigment that is a precursor to vitamin A, with antioxidant properties that combat the formation of free radicals and promote cell renewal of the skin; it also protects against the action of UV rays.
- Blue fish (Oily fish)
The main characteristic of fish is that it is a food rich in Omega 3, which are unsaturated fatty acids that are especially beneficial for their purifying and nourishing properties for the organs and skin. Among the various types of fish, those that have the highest concentration of these substances (and therefore highly recommended to those who have cholesterol problems) are the blue fish, also called oily fish, such as sardines, anchovies, mackerel, or herring, widespread in the Mediterranean Sea. They also contain essential minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, potassium, and good amounts of vitamins A, B, and D.
Potatoes are one of the “simplest and poorest” dishes we can put on our tables, but they can be adapted to any type of menu, becoming essential ingredients in a quick dish or a more sophisticated one. Although it is recommended to avoid fried foods for good skin health, potatoes can be cooked in any way and to absorb the maximum number of nutrients, it is even recommended to eat them with the skin. What makes potatoes an elixir of beauty for your skin? Firstly, the large amount of water and starch, a substance often used as a soothing agent for the skin; potatoes are also rich in vitamins such as C, A, K and many of the B group, such as B3, B6, B1, B2, and B5. But that’s not all: potatoes also contain folates, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron, manganese, zinc, and phosphorus. Finally, it is worth noting that they contain little salt, so they do not promote water retention and are a true concentrate of well-being.
Not everyone is used to serving generous portions of legumes on the table, but these foods should be consumed regularly throughout the year due to the high fiber content, as well as vitamins and minerals. They are also indicated for those with high cholesterol and promote good bowel function, which is essential for your skin to always be in top form. Therefore, allow the preparation of dishes based on beans, lentils, spelt, and barley on your tables, but be careful of the calories if you use them as a side dish to accompany another dish; they already provide a good amount of protein to make a complete dish.
We end this brief list with a food that cannot be disliked, cocoa. In front of a dessert based on cocoa or a simple glass of chocolate, always be careful not to overdo it as it is always a very caloric food; however, this “gourmet sin” also has many positive properties. Firstly, its consumption facilitates the production of endorphins that stimulate feelings of euphoria and reduce pain; it is also a concentrate of polyphenols and antioxidants, substances that not only combat neurodegenerative diseases, but also have an anti-aging effect. Eating chocolate counteracts free radicals, which are the number one responsible for cellular aging, although it is obviously better to prefer it in dark chocolate, with high cocoa content and low sugar portions.
So what are you waiting for to fill your table with these foods?
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