Healthy Fats for skin
Yep, here it is the dilemma. As we say diet, healthy diet or the word goes about weight loss we cannot leave out fats and how to get rid of fats, which makes us so unhappy. But we have to know that not all fats are bad fats and there are fats, which we cannot live without them. We can call these fats, good fats, and those fats should be included in skin diet program.
Why are good fats essential for skin and have to be included in healthy skin diet?
Good fats in skin diet are important because some essential vitamins for the skin, like vitamin A and vitamin E are fat soluble. This mean, that if the diet does not include enough fats, essential vitamins will not be fully utilized and a reduced appearance will be showed as a result. Vitamin A function is to produce new skin cells and if we don’t get enough vitamin A our skin can look older than we are in fact. The skin can get dry and flaky and we will have to purchase moisturizers and other skin care products. If you know what you eat it can make you even save money, not just loss weight.
Healthy fats can reduce sun damaged skin and slow down the aging process of the skin; helps retain the elasticity of the skin and make supple skin.
Skin protects the human body and its organs. The first to defend our body is upper layer of the skin. Good fats can prevent skin cancer and other skin diseases. Cells that are giving the protection are composed of phosphorus and fat cells. An excellent source of these fatty cells is omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which are essential for the healthy glowing skin. Best source for omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are fish, walnuts, avocados, acai berries and oils from aka Canola.
However we should keep the skin diet balanced with omega 3 and omega 6 acids. The best balance it still an open issue, but people need more omega 3 than omega 6. If we have inflammatory problems and we take too much omega 6 the situation can get worse. For omega 3 you should eat more fish, tuna. It is recommended that fish is included at least two times per week in your healthy skin diet.
Another good fat is linoleic acid, which helps to prevent dry and flaky skin. Linoleic acids could be found in olive oil, sunflower oil and safflower oil. These are vegetable oils and we can find it in every local store.