Do the foods you eat affect your skin?

A nutritious, well-balanced diet plays a role in supporting your overall wellness but, there are certain nutrients that can be beneficial to your skin. In this video, Susan Bowerman shares what foods can have a positive—and negative—impact on your skin’s appearance.

The first thing to note is that a well-balanced diet can help you achieve healthy, glowing skin. Proteins, fats and carbohydrates from the right sources can help support healthy skin. Foods with Vitamins A, C, and E can also support skin health. Things like fruits, veggies, and grains can provide those types of nutrients.

On the other hand, some people believe fatty foods like chocolate and pizza can lead to the appearance of bad skin like breakouts and pimples. While there’s no evidence that these specific foods have a negative impact on your skin’s look, if your diet contains a lot of fatty foods and is not well balanced it can lead to skin issues. So refined carbohydrates and foods that have a lot of sugar can promote bad skin leading to breakouts and pimples.

This doesn’t mean that all carbohydrates are bad for the skin. In fact, your skin needs carbohydrates because those skin cells need energy which is provided by carbs. The key piece of advice is to get energy from the right carbohydrate sources like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

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