You Are What You Eat

by | Oct 16, 2018 | Physical Health + Wellness

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In your busy life, maintaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy. It’s a world of convenience foods, apps for 30 second workouts, and being too busy to head to the doctor when we think something is wrong. The thing is, if you’re not taking care of your diet and exercising regularly, the phrase ‘you are what you eat’ will come true for you.

Skin Issues from Your Diet

One of the first things you will notice when your diet isn’t up to par, is your skin. It’s the biggest organ in the body and irritation is obvious from the first flare up. A lack of water? Your skin will dry out and look older. A lack of balanced fruit and vegetables? Sore eyes and dull skin. It’s not easy to maintain a balance in your diet with your health.

Sensitive skin is not easy to cope with, and not any people like the idea of slathering on steroid-laden creams to sort out a flare up. Skin can become hyperactive to the environment, so if the food that you are eating is something that you are sensitive to, you may end up wearing it on your face. You can find that too much sun exposure harms your face, but a diet of bad junk food can do the same.

Making changes to your diet--to include less caffeine and sugar--can help balance your skin and have a positive effect on the way you look and feel. Take the time to get to know your diet so you can make appropriate changes when necessary.

Changes in Your Diet

Below, you’ll find a list of foods that may cause issues:

Additives. Food colorings are added to some foods, and some people find them difficult to eat due to being sensitive to them. They can trigger inflammation if you’re not careful about what additives you are taking in, which is why organic foods can be a better alternative.

Salt. If you’re not drinking enough water and you’re eating a diet that is too high in sodium, you could be heading down a difficult road. Salt will dehydrate your skin, so you should be on the lookout for the sodium content of your food.

Sugar. For some people, a diet that is packed with sugar can cause irritation. It can bind to collagen, making your skin stiff. This’ll show on your face as premature aging and acne – not fun to cope with.

Spicy Foods. The heat in some spices act as stimulants and raise your body temperature. The excessive flushing and sweating can clog your pores and make your skin feel greasy.

Allergies from Your Diet

If you’re noticing other symptoms that lead you to believe the food that you are eating are irritating your stomach, for instance, you may be allergic to what you’re eating. An allergy test with your local clinic, like allergysiouxfalls.com, for example, can help you ascertain whether the discomfort  you are feeling is due to an allergy.

Making changes to your diet–to include less caffeine and sugar–can help balance your skin and have a positive effect on the way you look and feel. Take the time to get to know your diet so you can make appropriate changes when necessary.  

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Making changes to your diet--to include less caffeine and sugar--can help balance your skin and have a positive effect on the way you look and feel. Take the time to get to know your diet so you can make appropriate changes when necessary.
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