Beautiful, healthy and happy skin is not just a question of the right skincare. What we eat also has a major influence on the health of our skin. A balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and fluids is not only healthy, it also makes your skin glow. Read here our nutrition tips for healthy and happy skin.
The human body is made up of 100 trillion cells that should ideally be working together in harmony. When some cells with the same function join together, they form tissue. If several types of tissue combine, they form an organ, which in turn leads to organ systems and, finally, the entire organism (the human being). In terms of function, the skin is the body’s most versatile organ. To stay healthy and happy, it needs essential nutrients and sufficient fluids.
Water is essential for healthy skin cells. Drinking sufficient fluids improves blood flow through the skin, thereby activating its metabolism. This improvement in metabolic activity can make the skin perform its protective and defensive function more effectively, making it look fresher over time.
Tip: Improve the appearance of your skin by drinking at least 1.5 liters of water or mineral water every day. Soft drinks, alcohol and pure fruit juices should be avoided.
Omega 3 fatty acids are a real wonder weapon for the skin. The body cannot produce these special fatty acids itself, so it must absorb them from food. Omega-3 fatty acids originate from the plant kingdom (linseed oil, walnuts) or from marine sources (fish, algae).
The vital representatives eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are particularly important. They can be found in algae and oily fish caught in the wild. EPA and DHA help alleviate dry skin and eczema. Thanks to their anti-inflammatory effect, they reduce skin inflammation, redness and dandruff.
Tip: Eat wild-caught oily fish, such as salmon, herring or mackerel, on a regular basis. Fish from flowing water (such as trout) is also recommended. With linseed oil in your diet, and one of our nurturing body oils, everything will run like clockwork – both inside and out.
Stress can quickly make the skin look old. This is because it increases the formation of free radicals, which can damage our cells. Many vitamins, minerals and secondary phytochemicals found in food are effective in combating free radicals. These cell protectors are referred to as “antioxidants.” One important representative is OPC (oligomeric proanthocyanidins), the main active ingredient of Vinoble Cosmetics products.
Vitamin A strengthens mucous membranes and supports natural regeneration processes. The human body is able to produce this vitamin itself from the secondary plant substance beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is deposited in the outer layers of the skin, protecting it against UV radiation, among other things. Good sources of beta-carotene include carrots and parsley.
Vitamin C plays a major role in synthesizing collagen. Collagen is a key component of connective tissue (bones, teeth, cartilage, tendons, ligaments) and the skin, making it responsible for the structure, stability and strength of the body. Nature has gifted us some real vitamin C bombs, such as grapes. Bell peppers, broccoli, potatoes and fresh fruit can also be easily integrated into everyday life. And with secondary phytochemicals from fresh herbs and spices, you can improve the absorption of vitamin C even further.
Vitamin E has an anti-inflammatory effect, which is why it is also known as the “anti-aging vitamin.” Good sources of vitamin E include sunflower oil, wheat germ oil and almonds.
Zinc reduces excessive sebum production, supports wound healing, and stimulates healthy skin renewal. Your diet should include organic meat and eggs, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, pecans, oatmeal, lentils and cocoa.
With the right skin care, sufficient water, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidant foods, we can help the skin to stay healthy, radiant and firm for a long time – both inside and out.
Tip: The highly efficient combination of active ingredients in our regenerating concentrate also protects the skin’s cells against oxidizing environmental effects by counteracting free radicals, thereby preventing premature aging of the skin.
Alina Leitinger – nutrition expert
More helpful tips from our nutrition, sports and relaxation expert Alina Leitinger, MSc. can be found here.
We also recommend reading her bestselling book “Life Changer – Mit der AnLeitinger Methode zu Vitalität und Lebensfreude” to support your detox. Click here for a free sample.
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