From combating acne, hair fall and more, here's how you can get fabulously flawless through your diet.
You must have often heard that you are what you eat. Not only is this adage true to achieve your fitness goals but turns out an improper, imbalanced diet also affects your skin and causes acne, wrinkles etc.
Nutritionist and lifestyle educator Karishma Chawla says, "Foods are information to the body and they determine the quality of your cells, tissue and organs. An imbalance in the ecosystem (inside the body) will result in ageing faster and externally give rise to wrinkles, pigmentation and acne."
According to Karishma, the indulgence in the wrong foods can lead to:
High sugar levels, leading to an insulin spike causing pigmentation
Create free radical attack in the body, leading to faster ageing of the skin
Depletion of vitamins in the body resulting in low energy and poor skin health
Imbalance in the gut bacteria leading to weight gain, high sugar levels, imbalance in hormones leading to poor skin
The build-up of toxins leading to inflammation and compromised hair, skin and nail health
So, if you want to steer clear of all the health problems and get flawless too, here are her recommendations for common beauty problems:
Acne: Amp up your intake of probiotics, Vitamin C, E and glutathione, Vitamin B6 and omega 3. You should also include papaya, chia, flaxseeds and fatty fish in your diet.
Hairloss: Probiotic, biotin, high strength multivitamin and iron in few cases. A diet rich in lean protein and iron-rich food such as eggs, chicken, fish, spinach – always with a dash of lime for better iron-absorption is a good way to start.
Dark circles: Your eyes will thank you for including high strength multivitamins, milk thistle, antioxidants and glutathione that is found in foods such as green veggies like kale, fruits such as berries etc.
Low energy: High strength multivitamin, antioxidants and fish oil, BCAA, Mg, CoQ10 are good to pep yourself up. You should also include avocado, pumpkin seeds, berries and walnuts in your meal plan.
Low immunity: Adding probiotics, B complex vitamins, C, E, glutathione, omega 3, Zinc, glutamine, asvagandha will help your immunity. So will, including leek, onion, garlic, fermented veggies, oats, barley, millet, amaranth in your diet.
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