The 10 Best and 3 Absolute Worst Foods for Acne and Skin Aging

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Do you know the secret to youthful-looking, acne-free skin? Here’s a hint - it doesn't involve expensive skin products (many of which don't work at all or actually make your skin look worse). So what is it? It’s a healthy diet and optimal liver functioning. 

Your skin is a reflection of your internal health, and when your diet is lacking in nutrients and antioxidants your skin suffers. Likewise, if your diet is high in toxins, your liver becomes overwhelmed and your skin suffers big time because all those toxins get released through the skin. 

Below is a list of 10 foods to eat frequently, 3 foods to eliminate and 3 powerful nutraceuticals for enviably gorgeous skin. It may take a few weeks or a few months, but be patient because acne, eczema, premature aging, dry skin, oily skin, puffy eyes, and virtually every other skin problem can be reversed if you stick with it.

The 10 Best Foods For Radiant and Clear Skin:

  1. Broccoli (and other cruciferous veggies) - Cruciferous vegetables contain a special compound called DIM (Diindolylmethane) which clears inflammatory, acne-causing androgens and estrogens from your body.

  2. Berries - Loaded with antioxidants that help speed up the healing of acne and slow skin aging by fighting free radicals and preventing them from degrading collagen.

  3. Lemons and Limes - Help balance pH levels and promote bowel regularity as well as a gentle release of toxins (especially when squeezed into a glass of warm water on an empty stomach). 

  4. Beets - High in the super antioxidant glutathione, which helps support detoxification and liver health. Beets also boost nitric oxide, which enhances the flow of blood and nutrients to the skin.

  5. Ground Flaxseeds - Support regular bowel movements which helps your skin because constipation causes toxins to be absorbed into your bloodstream and purged through the skin.

  6. Avocados - Rich in essential fatty acids to keep your skin moist and plump; and in vitamin E which helps fight free radicals.

  7. Pumpkin seeds - Rich in skin-nourishing vitamin E; and zinc, which is a mineral that helps clear acne by reducing inflammation and fighting bacteria.

  8. Wasabi - A natural antibacterial agent with a high concentration of vitamin C and phytochemicals, which strengthens the body's antioxidant defenses.

  • Carrots - Rich in beta-carotene which helps protect your skin from sun damage and free radicals; and also converts to vitamin A, which is an essential vitamin for skin health. 

  • Sauerkraut (and other pickled vegetables) - Contain probiotics which help fight acne-causing bacteria, boost skin barrier function, and protect from photo-aging.

  • 3 Foods to Avoid:

    1. Dairy: It’s highly allergenic and loaded with estrogens which trigger inflammation and acne. Try almond, cashew or coconut milk instead.

    2. Fried Food and Oils: These foods clog your pores and clump-up your blood cells, which slows down the flow of oxygen and nutrients to your skin

    3. Sugar: It increases inflammation and worsens acne, eczema, and other inflammatory skin disorders. It also causes free radical damage to your cells and breaks down collagen - leading to premature aging.

    The 3 Best Nutraceuticals for Flawless Skin:

  • Slim Blend Pro - This 5-in-1 meal replacement powder is beneficial for fighting the signs of aging and also for achieving acne-free, radiant skin. It contains a blend of probiotics and antioxidant-rich superfoods and is rich in fiber, which helps you detoxify and keeps you regular. It also contains many of the best foods for your skin mentioned above - including beets, broccoli, carrots, pumpkin and flaxseed sprouts. 

  • EstroBlock Pro - This internationally renowned supplement helps clear even the most stubborn cases of acne. It’s so helpful because it targets the root cause of hormonal acne - an excess of androgens and/or estrogens. It does this with a triple-strength dose of DIM. It also contains wasabi root for added skin healing support.

  • Liv D-Tox - Your liver helps eliminate toxins and excess androgens and estrogens and when it is in rough shape, acne and premature aging often occur. Liv D-Tox contains potent antioxidants to support liver health, slow down aging and fight inflammation. It also contains silymarin (milk thistle) which helps the liver to regenerate itself with new, healthy tissue. 

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