If you ever thought there might be a connection between the food you eat, your daily habits and your mood, you weren’t wrong. The impact a person’s nutrition and diet has on them is crucial and even more so when that person happens to be suffering from a skin disease.
Research unequivocally points to a connection between our diet and lifestyle choices and the way our body functions. Smoking, alcohol, high fat saturated foods, processed foods and many different foods affect internal processes in our body, including our metabolism and therefore the condition of our skin.
The right combination between different foods will improve your body’s absorption of nutrients. For example, a combination of beta-carotene-rich orange vegetables with fat (such as olive oil, almonds and nuts) will maximize the absorption of nutritional values in our bodies.
On the other hand, allergenic food consumption that promotes histamine release and stimulates inflammation in the body will only increase the symptoms of skin diseases and impair the proper functioning of many organs in our bodies, including our liver.
How to Know Which Foods Might Worsen Your Condition :
Before you put anything in your mouth, ask yourself whether you’re making the right choices for your body. These following rules will help you determine which food is going to worsen your condition and should best be avoided :
- Excess of artificial substances in food triggers inflammatory and allergic conditions. Watch out for foods with preservatives, food coloring, flavor enhancers, sweeteners and trans fat (including vegetable oils).
- High levels of saturated fat trigger inflammation in the body.
- Foods like simple carbohydrates, including white flour bread, break down quickly in the body and have high glycemic value which causes inflammation.
- A high alcohol percentage stimulates inflammation and promotes histamine release.
- The more antioxidants found in food, the more you’re likely to suffer from an inflammatory disease. In contrast, an excess of essential fatty acids (such as Omega 3-6) will reduce the ability of the inflammation to arise in your body.
Ultimately, when it comes to our bodies, we can’t afford to treat the symptom alone, or in this case the inflammation of our skin condition. In order to help ourselves heal, we have to pay attention to the daily dietary decisions we make. While giving up on that piece of chocolate cake may be quite difficult for us to do, making smart and healthy nutritional choices is bound to bring about a change that will help heal our entire body, including our skin condition.