Anyone who has been preaching You are what you eat” can know what she’s talking about when it comes to the relationship between diet and beauty. According to Samantha Heller a nutritionist consultant for CBS News what you eat can make the skin hair and nails look younger and healthier
Drink plenty of fluids
To keep skin hair and nails healthy drink plenty of water. Water keeps the skin hydrated preventing fine lines and keep skin elastic. Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day (or more) is enough to move toxins out of your body. Even caffeinated and sugary drinks count as liquids they have a dehydrating effect on the body and you should avoid them.
Green tea is a healthy alternative to these liquid choice as it is high in antioxidants that help to reduce the redness and inflammation of the skin as well as reducing the level of sun damage in the body.
Eat a balanced diet
While you may know that it is important to eat a balanced diet you may not know this diet is a positive impact on your overall appearance. In addition to helping you maintain a healthy weight eating a diet that is high in “whole” foods (they think not of a box bag or package) helps to reduce signs of aging and make your skin glow and your hair strong and shiny.
Make sure your diet meets the following objectives to see beauty benefits: consume a wide variety of fruits and vegetables especially green vegetables and fruits high in vitamin C eat plenty of foods high in calcium such as low-fat yogurt and milk and eats fish high in omega-3 fatty acids (think salmon and tilapia) which helps reduce wrinkling of the skin and reverse other signs of aging.
Foods to Avoid
Just as there are foods that can make you appear more healthy and beautiful some foods have the opposite effect. Chronic skin conditions such as acne psoriasis rosacea and eczema has been linked to foods that rank high on the glycemic index. High-glycemic foods are those that are digested quickly and therefore can not provide useful nutrients for the body. These foods include those high in fat soft drinks chocolate high fat foods desserts and peanuts.
Additionally alcohol has unpleasant dehydrating effect on your body and can contribute to skin redness and even rosacea. Even if you do not have to avoid alcohol completely you should eat it in moderation such as one glass per day.”