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Foods to Avoid At All Cost for Clear Skin

A brief list of what foods to avoid and what to replace them with for healthy clear skin!

Anytime is a great time to start taking care of your body–specifically your skin. We’ve all heard the saying, “You are What You Eat”, in this case, what you eat could be causing your face to break out. 

Pop Sugar reported “7 Foods to Absolutely Avoid If You Want Clear, Glowing Skin” the list advised to avoid the likes of staple items such as coffee; this may seem steep for some of us (myself included) so I’ve narrowed the list down to items I think would be easier than others to replace. By avoiding these foods and doing a regular face routine you should be on your way to healthy, clear skin in no time–but of course, give it some time!

According to Dr. Frank Lipman, A pioneer in functional and integrative medicine, “Your skin is your largest organ and a window into what’s going on inside your body. Poor food choices that cause inflammation can lead to numerous skin issues.”

AVOID (Soda)

“Soda “Soda is full of sugar and other artificial chemicals, all of which produce inflammation inside the body,” he advised. Not only does soda increase insulin levels, but diet soda especially disrupts the necessary and healthy bacteria found in your gut. Skin issues such as rosacea, eczema, acne, and more are all evidence of an imbalance of gut bacteria.”(Pop Sugar 2016).

REPLACE with

“Kombucha is a drink that is fermented, and therefore it’s full of probiotics, or gut-healthy bacteria!” the doctor said. “So drinking kombucha can help repopulate your healthy gut bacteria and rebalance your microbes. In layman’s terms: by fixing your gut, you can clear up your skin! It can be that simple” (Pop Sugar 2016). Kombucha

If Kombucha isn’t your thing, you can also buy probiotics in gummy or pill form in any pharmacy of your choice.

AVOID (Canned Soup)

“Canned soup is full of sodium and BPA (bisphenol),” he noted. “All of the salt in canned soup can make your skin retain water and appear bloated and dry. In addition, BPA is an endocrine disruptor, which causes problems with hormones. It’s also a foreign chemical that can enter your body and cause inflammation” (Pop Sugar 2016).

REPLACE with

I’ve heard from a friend that bone broth is amazing, also that it is what Kobe Bryant credits to his recovery after his injuries that caused him to shine on the court prior to his retirement. Definitely worth independent research.Bone BrothThis soup is best made from scratch but can also be purchased.

AVOID (Canned tuna)

“Canned tuna is often farmed and lacking in the nutrients found in wild fish,” Dr. Lipman warned. “Additionally, tuna is high in mercury, which can lead to mercury toxicity!”(Pop Sugar 2016).

REPLACE with

“Canned wild salmon is high healthy fats, especially omega-3s,” he said. “These fats reinforce cell membranes and therefore help nourish the skin. Omega-3 fatty acids are also great natural anti-inflammatories”(Pop Sugar 2016).

For the exhaustive list visit: www.popsugar.com/beauty/photo-gallery/40888705/image/42575180/Pin

In addition to the following steps, it’s also ideal to visit a dermatologist and explain the concerns you have about your skin, this way you can cover the issues medicinally and organically.

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