Glowing Skin and a Strong Gut
Because the skin is the body’s first layer of defense and most visible element, a lot of people put plenty of time and effort into making it look good. There are endless products, habits, and recommendations available for those trying to better their skin health. However, one vastly underestimated path to achieving glowing, stunning skin is through a balanced diet and a strong gut.
Diet’s Influence on Skin Conditions
Much like many other body issues such as brain fog, inflammation, and thyroid conditions, skin problems can often be influenced by eating habits. Certain foods, in particular, can drastically impact skin health. Persistent conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea are usually a symptom of something else being off in the body. All of our bodily systems are interwoven and connected to each other.
Skin-Friendly Food and Items to Avoid
While every body is different, there are specific foods that are typically recommended by nutrition experts to avoid or add to promote skin health. Fermented foods like Kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, and cod liver oil, along with healthy fats like olive oil and coconut oil, and nutritious bone broth are all excellent skin food.
When it comes to avoiding foods that damage skin and gut health, it’s best to tread lightly around complex carbs, certain grains, dairy, and alcohol. Excess use of Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics is also often linked with poor gut health and skin conditions. Stress and lack of sleep are both also associated with tired bodies and poor skin.
Always remember the power of food to influence your health. If you are struggling with a skin condition take note of your diet and lifestyle and what foods or health habits that have impacted your gut and your skin.
If you need help finding the solution, contact Lynda with Be Well Nutrition Consulting at (612)-581-4668.