Food with a positive effect on the skin
The complexion is closely related to the diet. Various foods "supply the skin with valuable components from the inside," reports the "Apotheken Umschau" in a current press release. Which foods have a particularly positive effect here is shown in the current issue of the health magazine.
It has long been known that nutrition has a significant influence on the complexion. It is not without reason that nutritional therapy is an essential part of the treatment for numerous skin diseases. However, most people are not aware of which foods are particularly beneficial for the skin. According to the "Apotheken Umschau", some of these are everyday foods, such as eggs, millet, peppers, blueberries or dried apricots, which are good for the skin, nails and hair.
Eggs with trace elements, vitamin B and antioxidants According to the health magazine, eggs have a positive effect on the skin structure due to the contained B vitamins and trace elements and "the antioxidants in the egg yolk are supposed to prevent premature skin aging." The daily breakfast egg could therefore be extremely beneficial for the complexion . With millet, the strengthening effect on hair and nails due to the silica contained is in the foreground, continues the "Apotheken Umschau".
Peppers for firm connective tissue and healthy complexion According to the health magazine, red peppers have a strengthening effect on the connective tissue "and cause a fresh complexion." The positive effects are mainly attributed to the capsaicin contained, which is also used elsewhere in medicine finds. For example, the active ingredient is used in the well-known ABC plasters, which are used, among other things, in the treatment of rheumatic back pain.
Blueberries ideal against inflammation In dried apricots, the skin primarily benefits from the "pantothenic acid, folic acid and the B-vitamin niazine", reports the "Apotheken Umschau". The dried fruit can provide us with these substances that are important for the growth and regeneration of skin cells all year round, according to the health magazine. However, blueberries are particularly recommended "when the skin is stressed." According to the magazine, they form an ideal natural helper with the vitamin combination against inflammation it contains.
Difficulty of changing the diet remains Even if the readers are aware of the particularly skin-friendly foods according to the report by the “Apotheken Umschau”, the difficulty of changing the diet remains. This is extremely difficult for many people. Although they recognize the disadvantages of their own diet and know which foods they should consume instead, they often lack the stamina. This is also confirmed by a recent nutrition study by the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), which came to the conclusion that just over a third (36 percent) of those who have already tried to change their diet failed and fell back into old eating patterns. (fp)