Many of us want, as in a fairy tale, to eat something tasty and useful - and immediately become beautiful and healthy, or vice versa, to give up 2-3 harmful products and ensure eternal youth. Unfortunately, this is not possible. Our beauty and health do not depend on individual products, but on complex processes occurring inside the body. And they, in turn, are related to ours
Many of us want, as in a fairy tale, to eat something tasty and useful - and immediately become beautiful and healthy, or vice versa, to give up 2-3 harmful products and ensure eternal youth . Unfortunately, this is not possible. Our beauty and health do not depend on individual products , but on complex processes occurring inside the body. And they, in turn, are related to our lifestyle and everyday habits.
Often we do not even think about the fact that many microscopic organisms live in our body, which affect absolutely all processes in our body and the activity of the brain in particular. It is important to understand that the beauty and youth of the skin depends not only on the quality of water and fats in the diet, but also on the cleanliness of the intestines, the quality of the microbiome, the work of the biliary tract, the quality of sleep and daily physical activity, on our posture and the presence of habits that help to relax tense muscles on purpose.
There are also 5 important processes or their states in nutrition that directly affect the beauty of our skin .
Some foods are able to change the pH of our internal fluids, particularly blood. The body has to correct this by using its buffer reserves of alkaline metals (magnesium, potassium, calcium), which, unfortunately, many people do not have enough of. When the blood is acidified, erythrocytes stick together in the so-called coin columns, disrupting its movement through the capillaries. And it is precisely on this that the speed of exchange processes in skin cells depends . The epidermis receives less and less nutrients and oxygen, its condition and color deteriorate, dark circles appear under the eyes.
Sugar and its analogues have become extremely abundant in our food. And they have the property of combining with free amino acids and creating insoluble compounds that the body is unable to dispose of. Accumulating, they lead to metabolic disorders, hypoxia, and then cell death. Skin proteins - glycogen and elastin - are especially vulnerable to glycation, which causes its rapid aging . By the way, the appetizing crust that we get when frying dishes is also glycated protein.
Polyunsaturated fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins (especially A and E) are very important for good skin , while hydrogenated trans fats and an excessive amount of saturated are harmful. Fats are digested with the help of bile and pancreatic enzymes. If the brain and internal organs lack them, they are taken from the skin , and it becomes dry and sensitive.
When there is a shortage of good fats, there is often an excess of bad fats. First of all, they are found in margarine and other oxidized and heat-treated vegetable fats. When oxidized and overheated, they acquire the properties of free radicals, triggering oxidative stress. And with the existing and fairly widespread deficiency of antioxidants, this leads to diseases and rapid aging of cells. For this reason, you should avoid fried, in particular deep-fried, products , sauces, sweets and industrially produced pastries. Also, it is better not to combine vegetable and animal fats in one meal. This causes damage to the villi of the intestine, its motility, and the work of the pancreas.
Collecting everything that the cells have thrown into the intercellular space, the lymph goes to the lymph nodes. After processing, she tries to remove everything unnecessary and harmful from them. Organs and systems that are in contact with the environment help her in this. First of all - the intestine. But if its walls have poor permeability and are contaminated with sticky food residues, the load is transferred to the skin . Contaminates the intestinal walls and an excessive amount of refined gluten -containing products , especially if they were poorly chewed and were part of heavy mixtures with a deficiency of fiber and water. And then all the dirt starts to come out through the skin, which does a poor job with this function. A thick and viscous secret gets stuck in the pores. If it has a lot of sugars and fats, it becomes a breeding ground for microbes. These processes are manifested by various rashes and irritations on the skin . This is why the gut and the skin are so closely connected. For some reason, in order to preserve the beauty of the epidermis , you should first of all abandon products containing refined flour, especially in combination with sugar and margarine, and instead enrich your diet with whole grains, legumes, and raw vegetable fiber. Also, it is very useful to drink warm clean water.