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Clear Skin Diet – Part One – Proteins

Fortunately, nutrient-dense foods that benefit your skin are also delicious, energizing, and fun to eat.

Nutrient-dense foods contain more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants plus more complete protein, good fats, and good carbs than other foods. These nutrients benefit the appearance of your skin. An avocado is a nutrient-dense food, as is a carrot. Donuts and french fries aren’t.

The Connection Between your Skin and Your Eating Habits.

Your skin and body want the best nutrition all the time. They don’t react well to foods devoid of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. If your skin could talk, it undoubtedly would tell you what foods make it feel good and which ones don’t.

In a very real sense, though, your skin does talk to you. Not with words, but certainly through its behavior. Redness, inflammation, breakouts, dry skin, and many other undesirable skin conditions can result from poor nutrition. The skin is the outside mirror of your health. When face creams and skin care do not give you result, often looking at your diet might shade some light on your skin condition.

  • A tired looking skin can be the result of an over worked liver
  • Dry skin might be because of not enough good fats
  • Acne if not hormonal could be because of to much of complex carbohydrate and bad fats
  • Process foods affect the digestive system and be reflected on the skin with allergies, redness and break out.


Essentially, there are only four kinds of foods you can eat. They are proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and artificial foods. Your body requires the first three-proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. For the best nutrition, eat these in a balanced way, not excluding any of them. Your body has absolutely no need for artificial or processed foods. Artificial foods are man made and present in all processed foods: artificial sweeteners, trans fatty acids, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, artificial colorings, monosodium glutamate, and most food preservatives. If you can’t pronounce the ingredient, most likely, it’s an artificial food.

In this article we are going to look at the role of protein. Make sure you read the other articles about fats and carbohydrates.


At every meal, your body needs protein that contains all nine essential amino acids. Protein substances form your muscles, ligaments, tendons, organs, glands, nails, hair, and skin. Skin contains the proteins collagen and elastin. Without adequate protein, your skin ages prematurely and loses elasticity and firmness. The skin becomes dull and artificially pale, the muscles in the face lose strength, and-in severe cases of protein deprivation-hair falls out and nails weaken and split.

The only food source of complete protein is animal products, such as meats, fish, poultry, seafood, and eggs. Complete protein designates a food that contains all nine essential amino acids. Only animal-based foods contain complete proteins.

An average-sized woman requires about 20 grams of animal protein three times a day, or 60 grams a day. Twenty grams is about the size of a deck of cards, or a small can of tuna fish. No, you don’t need to eat a 16-ounce rib-eye steak every evening to obtain adequate protein. In fact, that steak could feed four people the amount of protein they need for one meal.

Eating all of your daily allotment of protein in one meal isn’t a good idea. That much protein taxes your digestive, assimilation, and elimination systems. Your body functions best when you feed it smaller amounts of complete protein throughout the day. That way, your energy levels are stabilized and you can avoid late afternoon fatigue. Eat complete protein for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can even include a serving of protein with your snacks.

What about vegetarian diet

If you are vegetarian there are ways to ingest all nine amino acids at a meal without eating animal products, such as by combining legumes with rice, corn, nuts, seeds, or wheat. If you are vegan and eat no animal products, supplement your diet with some B vitamins.

What is really important is the quality of what you eat. Always choose foods with the least processing, naturally grown with the least amount of chemicals and artificial foods.

Inflammation is caused by eating too much sugar and starch because they trigger hyperinsulinism and insulin resistance. Which lead us to the next article about carbohydrates.. Lip gloss


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