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Body Beautiful From the Inside-Out

Make a Healthy Diet Your Beauty Secret

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Make a promise to your skin today to keep it nourished and rejuvenated from the inside out! Having healthy skin year-round begins with the foods you eat and drink. To get skin that you will be confident to show off every season of the year, devote some time each day to getting the necessary nutrients to stay hydrated and fight the signs of aging.
  • Drink plenty of water. While the exact amount you should drink each day varies, no one can dispute the role of good hydration in keeping your skin looking healthy, young, and radiant. Experts agree that when the hydration comes from pure, clean water—NOT soda and fruit drinks—the skin cells rejoice! Aim for six to eight glasses every day.
  • Limit alcohol.
  • Sip green tea daily. This beverage contains polyphenols, which have anti-inflammatory properties that protect and benefit the skin’s overall health. Enjoy one or two cups per day.
  • Avoid simple carbohydrates.  Foods such as cookies, pies, cakes, candies, and pastries can increase acne breakouts due to insulin spikes.
  • Nourish your skin. Eating healthy foods can protect, repair, and slow the aging process. Check out the chart below for the top ten nutrients that provide beauty benefits.

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About The Author

Becky Hand Becky Hand
Becky is a registered and licensed dietitian with almost 20 years of experience. A certified health coach through the Cooper Institute with a master's degree in health education, she makes nutrition principles practical, easy-to-apply and fun. See all of Becky's articles.

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    This Article is helpful and worth reading.. like this sight article:
    Hope i am able to make me fit again... because of job i am losing my fitness .. - 3/5/2015 5:51:12 AM
  • I believe I shall print out the chart so I can make sure I am getting in a wider variety of foods so I can maybe stop taking vitamins except for calcium~ - 11/4/2014 3:14:39 PM
    I eat most of the foods listed so I guess that is why I still look years younger than what I am beside my mothers genes. Thanks for the info - 9/4/2014 8:29:52 AM
  • This is great advice. There is something great about having young and radiant skin! - 1/22/2014 11:53:41 AM
  • Thanks for sharing. - 1/9/2014 6:45:42 AM
  • Great article. - 5/4/2013 10:12:42 AM
    Interesting article. How do I save this? - 4/14/2013 5:21:21 AM
  • It's interesting that this article says acne can be affected by insulin spikes, but that the SparkPeople health A-Z article on acne says "Acne is not related to diet or poor hygiene." Are there references for the statement in this article that it is affected by insulin spikes? - 1/4/2013 2:00:27 PM
  • I didn't type the last comment. We have a silly company friend over. I've learned a lesson on keeping Spark People up on my iPad.
    - 10/14/2012 8:53:47 PM
  • I feel sexy today - 10/14/2012 8:38:21 PM
  • Very worthwhile. - 7/22/2012 7:12:45 PM
  • I have to show this to my daughter, I never realized her diet would effect her acne so much! Glad to see I eat what I should too! Great article. - 4/29/2012 6:45:54 PM
  • Great Info!!... - 8/15/2011 6:13:36 PM
    In the last 30 days my husband and I have paid more attention to drinking half our body weight in ounces of ionized alkaline water. We have progressed from 7.0 to 9.0. I have found that hydrating our bodies has kept us from snacking/grazing thru out the day. We are loosing weight slowly without any additional changes. Who imagened that such a simple change could make such a huge benefit? I have been complimented on how much more healthy I look. Simple steps are making great changes for us both. - 8/15/2011 11:59:52 AM

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