More Than Skin Deep

Healthy eating and exercise is great for major organ systems: just think about its positive effects on the circulatory system and digestive systems. But what about the largest organ system in the body — the skin?

Here are 4 top nutrition and exercise tips for healthy, glowing, radiant skin:

  • Micronutrients are mandatory. Vitamins A, C, D and E work at the cellular level to keep cells strong. Eating a colorful array of foods gives cells vital antioxidants. Additionally, essential fatty acids, like Omega-3, help bolster skin health. Try eating more foods like ground flax seeds, walnuts, and fatty fish.
  • Simple carbs are poor for the pores. Simple carbs cause your blood sugar to spike. In response, your body makes insulin to help bring it back down. High levels of insulin can cause inflammation and tells your body to produce MORE skins cells that can cause breakouts. Opt for natural, complex sources of carbs such as whole fruits, whole grains, or quinoa.
  • H-2-Oh,YES! Water is critical for skin health. So drink up! How much do you need each day? A good rule of thumb is to drink as many ounces of water as half of your weight in pounds. For example, a 180-pound male needs about 90 ounces of water per day. (Tip: 1 pound = 2.2 kilograms)
  • Exercise helps from the inside out. Exercise can support skin health by reducing your body’s stress response. This helps reduce inflammation and increases blood flow to the skin.

For more information on nutrition for exercise and other lifestyle tips, contact True Health Diagnostics at 877-443-5227 to set up an appointment with a Clinical Health Consultant.


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