Did you know that your skin is a reflection of your overall health? Good skin is a reflection of a good digestive system. People with acne, rosacea, and psoriasis often suffer from constipation, imbalanced “good bacteria” levels, and other digestive conditions. The two most common culprits for this are:
- Culprit #1: Not Enough Water Water bathes cells and eliminates waste products, preventing constipation. Keep a water bottle on you at all times and make sure you are drinking consistently throughout the day.
- Culprit #2: Not Enough Fiber Most people lack fiber in their diets – the average person eats only 10-12g of fiber a day, whereas we should be eating more than double that– 25-30g/day! .
To clear up your skin, make a conscious effort to increase for fiber intake. Here are some suggestions:
- Add Whole Grains - Choose whole grain products over refined. Have brown rice instead of white or make your own 50:50 combination.
- An Apple a Day - Have an apple, skin on, as a snack.
- Eat high-fiber snacks - Snack on nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, such as dates, figs, and prunes.
- Eat Beans and Legumes - Open a can of your favorite beans or legumes. Rinse them well and add them to your meal.
- Ground Flaxseeds - For any easy fiber boost, sprinkle ground flaxseeds (available at health food stores) on rice, salads, oatmeal, or any other meal. Store flaxseeds in the fridge
Once you make the above dietary changes you will notice your skin start to improve in as little as two weeks!