Are you dealing with hormonal acne as an adult? What about other skin conditions like eczema?
Your skin condition might be telling you that you need to give attention to your gut health. As they say, you are what you eat, and given the fact that skin is the largest organ of the body, it is a visual representation of what is actually happening inside of you.
Your gut is truly at the root of your health.
Your gut is where you take all the good stuff you eat and drink and transform it into the many building blocks your body needs to make energy, think clearly, sleep well, maintain a healthy weight, build muscle, fight infections, and clear out toxins that need clearing out daily so you can thrive.
It is my passion is to work with people like you whose health symptoms–like low energy, gut/digestive issues, excess weight, mood imbalance, chronic infections, and skin & sleep problems–are getting in the way of you living life fully and with a sense of freedom in your body. I help you to regain your health so you can feel great and free to enjoy life fully.
Today, I will give you 3 diet suggestions to improve your gut health and support your skin.
1. Eat More Healthy Fats
The right kinds of fats help you absorb fat-soluble vitamins like A and E which are essential to healthy skin. Healthy fats are also anti-inflammatory. Your body also creates hormones from the fats that you eat and if you aren’t eating good quality fats, your hormones are going to pay for it (this can contribute to skin breakouts).
Great fats and oils to consider are avocados, olive oil, salmon and other fatty fish, egg yolks, walnuts, coconut oil, and chia seeds.
2. Increase Fiber-Rich Vegetables and Fruits
More isn’t necessarily better when it comes to fiber, but it is important to eat some fiber rich veggies and fruits to feed your good gut bugs and have good quality, daily bowel movements. Be sure to drink plenty of water as well!
Having bacterial imbalance, inflammation, or leaky gut(when your gut cells malfunction and start letting things pass through into your bloodstream that it shouldn’t) will reflect in your skin. If you want to heal your skin, you’ve got to heal your gut!
Here are some high fiber veggies and fruit to consider.
3. Include Fermented Vegetables
Fermented foods are loaded with gut healing benefits(help to increase beneficial gut bacteria, diversify gut bacteria). This supports healthy digestion which is good for your skin. When digestion is sluggish, food sits around too long and starts to ferment (but not in a good way). This produces toxins that can cause skin breakouts (acne, eczema, rashes).
There are lots of tasty options. Some of my favorites are sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi, and fermented green beans.
I hope this information is helpful to you.
Until next time, I’m wishing you unstoppable health!
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