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Body Beautiful from the Inside-Out

Make a Healthy Diet Your Beauty Secret

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. *Avoid all alcohol if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • 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. *If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your health care provider first.
  • 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.


Beauty Benefits

Food Sources

Vitamin A

Keeps skin soft and supple.

Repairs skin cells and tissue.

May help with acne control.

yellow vegetables and fruits, apricots, carrots, spinach, pumpkin, cantaloupe, milk, yogurt, cheese

Vitamin C

Helps counter the effects of sun damage, smoking exposure, and pollution.

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About The Author

Becky Hand
Becky is a registered and licensed dietitian with almost 20 years of experience. She teaches prenatal classes and counsels individuals, helping women eat right and stay fit before, during and after their pregnancies.
Becky Hand

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