Tuesday, 9 December 2014

07 foods that cure acne from inside.

To keep your hormones in balance, and to fight inflammation are the two major challenges in the treatment and symptom relief of acne. Fruits and vegetables serve both the purpose. Let's have a look,

  • Brazilian Nuts: It contains selenium, potent antioxidants that protect your skin cells from free radical damage and cover information. Selenium also helps to preserve your skin elasticity. Selenium works well with Vitamin E and A. So a combination of Brazilian nuts with almonds and red bell peppers is what you need to fulfil the requirements of these three vital skin-friendly nutrients. Also, remember it that one Brazilian nut is enough to meet your daily requirement of Selenium.
  • Oysters, poultry and fish: These foods contain zinc, Although the exact mechanism still needs to be further refined, however, it is a proven fact that zinc reduces the severity of acne and helps in its treatment. One probable reason is that zinc enhances the absorption of Vitamin A, which is a vital vitamin for skin health. The recommended amount for men is 11 mg and for girls is 8 mg elemental zinc per day. You will get 10 mg of zinc by consuming one gm of oysters. If you are a vegetarian, you should consult your nutritionist, how to get the required amount of zinc.
  • Salmon, flaxseed and other foods enriched omega-D3: Omega 3 containing foods like Salmon and flax seeds helps in covering your inflammation. So, plays a vital role to manage your acne, If you consume two servings of Salmon with the salad sprinkled with flax seeds, it will cover your nutritional requirements of Omega- 3 fatty acids to cover your acne. 
  • Sweet potatoes and carrots: Beta-carotene helps in the synthesis of Vitamin A, the super vitamin for healthy skin, and helps in the acne treatment. a half cup of sweet potatoes is recommended per day to fulfil the requirement of beta-carotene.
  • Fruits and vegetables: If you are struggling to cope with acne, consume fruits and vegetables like yams and greens and avoid refined foods like white sugar and white flour. 
  • Oranges, Tomatoes and melon: Vitamin c enriches food is the best treatment option for acne, Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and helps to protect cells from damage. Commonly vitamin C counting foods also have bioflavonoids, that enhances the anti-inflammatory action of Vitamin C and helps you to cope with acne.
  • Almonds, green leafy vegetables and eggs: You can get enough amount of Vitamin E from these foods. Vitamin E helps in the repair and maintenance of skin cells caused by acne. The recommended amount of Vitamin E is 15 mg and you can get it from 7 tablespoons of Canola Oil and from 60 gm of almonds. Some physicians recommend a daily intake up to 200 mg, for which you must use a recommended supplement.

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