Healthy Diet For Skin | Diet Mantra

HEALTHY DIET FOR SKIN

Everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well.  Your skin is the organ that comes into contact with the rest of the world. It holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration, and keeps harmful microbes out—without it, we would get infections. Your skin is full of nerve endings that help you feel things like heat, cold, and pain. If you couldn’t feel these things, you could get badly hurt and not even know it! Since your skin plays such an important role in protecting your body, you should keep it as healthy as you can.

Healthy habits for healthy skin

1. Eat healthy and balanced diet:

Eating a balanced diet not only helps you maintain a healthy weight but also provide a variety of nutrients for your skin and your overall health. If your diet is rich in oil based food stuffs then it can lead to skin problems like acne, pimples etc. Also, a dehydrated skin indicates the level of hydration in the body. A healthy diet should include:

* Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt.
* Protein from lean meats, poultry, seafood, beans, eggs, and nuts.
* Is low in solid fats, saturated fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), added sugars, and refined grains.

2. De-stress yourself:

Apart from diet, another very important factor affecting the quality of skin is stress.  Stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin more sensitive and reactive. It can also make it harder for skin problems to heal. Regular exercise, yoga and another meditation can help your body deal with stress.

3. Be active:

By being active, your body produces certain hormones which are good for your skin.

4.Practice deep breathing:

Shift your body’s balance of oxygen versus carbon dioxide in favour of energizing, stress-squashing oxygen by doing slow, controlled breathing exercise.

5. Take a good sleep:

During sleep, your body works on the wear and tear of your skin. Make it a goal to sleep as many hours as you need to feel alive and productive the next day – all day.

6. Keep your skin clean:

Regular cleaning of your skin not only protects from infections but also make you feel more fresh and energetic.

7. Detoxify at regular intervals:

Detoxification of body is very important and a healthy and rejuvenated skin. The detox diets works internally in giving a fresh look and feel to your skin and body.

DIET FOR HEALTHY HAIR

When it comes to healthy hair, it’s not just what you put on your tresses that count — it’s what you put in your body, too.
Just like every other part of your body, the cells and processes that support strong, vibrant hair depend on a balanced diet. Diet has the most important role in deciding the texture and quality of your hair. A healthy diet can help your hair stay strong and lustrous. Your diet can also prevent hair loss. In fact, very specific nutritional deficiencies can affect your hair.

Guidelines for a healthy diet

An overall balanced diet of lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fatty fish like the Indian salmon and low-fat dairy are great boosters for healthy hair.

Contact your nearest Diet Mantra Clinic to consult our Expert Dietician for a personalized Diet for your skin and hair.