Healthy Snacking for Healthy Skin

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Your skin is the largest organ of your body, so it is important that you take precautionary measures to promote skin health. Every choice you make has a consequence – some positive and some negative. Eat too much, and the scale numbers go up; eat too little, and you suffer fatigue and brain fog. Work long into the night, and you get work done; yet, you also lose sleep, and your health will decline if this pattern is repeated too often. Snack on chips, cookies, or other packaged foods and wash them down with a soda, and not only will you feel bloated, but your skin will also begin to show signs of poor snack choices.

When it comes to your skin, you are what you eat. Yes, it is easy and convenient to reach for a pre-packaged snack when you’re busy, but in a short amount of time, your skin (and overall health) will begin to reflect your eating habits. Your diet can impact every system of your body, which includes your skin. Every day, you shed old skin cells, and the new skin cells that replace them need proper nutrition to support their growth and health. By making simple changes to your diet, not only can you see improvement in your energy level and overall health, but your skin will reflect better health, too.

Snacks for Busy Lives

With 42% of Americans now working from home since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, millions of people are closer to their pantries and fridges than ever before. It is so easy to walk 15 feet from your workspace to the kitchen (multiple times a day) to grab a snack whenever you feel like it. Having healthy snacks readily available to grab and go can help you make beneficial choices for your skin and entire body. Fill your fridge with fruit and veggies that have been washed and portioned out into small containers that are easy to grab. The best foods to promote healthy skin are ones that are high in beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E. These foods include:

  • Almonds
  • Blueberries
  • Brazil nuts
  • Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Hazelnuts
  • Kiwi
  • Pistachios
  • Red peppers
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerines
  • Watermelon

The only other thing that needs to be incorporated into your daily snacking routine is drinking a lot of water. Water is the healthiest choice. Water flushes your entire system of toxins and helps waste leave your body. Start your day off with a cup of coffee, and then drink water throughout the day to clear your mind, gut, and skin!

At Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta, helping patients achieve healthy skin is our passion. Your diet has a significant impact on your health and your skin’s appearance. To learn more about how healthy eating choices affect you from the inside out, please contact our office.

Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.
5730 Glenridge Dr, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 939-9220

Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jamie Weisman, Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.