Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Foods that REALLY damage Skin


Gulping down cups of coffee or cola might be something you enjoy doing. However, you must familiarize yourself with the damage it is causing to your skin. Experts state that excess caffeine dehydrates the skin and also expedites the process of ageing and result in damage to the overall appearance of the skin. (But the right/less quantity of it can keep that glow in ur skin which u used to have in ur teen age photos)


Fried Food

French fries, chips and dumplings are certainly a treat to the taste buds. These fried foods contain fractionated oils, which can injure the free radicals in your skin, which ultimately leads to premature aging. The fat also makes it difficult for the nutrients to be absorbed by the membranes that can lead to poor circulation in your skin and be the source of acne (My personal experience supports this, a little of poor quality oil in market food starts showing its toxic effects within 48 hours for me.)



Salt is believed to bring about swelling and puffiness to your face. Also, eating salt in too much quantity can exacerbate the occurrence of acne. Canned, processed and ready-to eat packaged food contains a lot of salt and hence should be avoided to keep your skin away from increased sodium levels. (Less salt is always good for the human body)



Consuming too much sugar on a daily basis can result in your skin looking dull and with wrinkles. Sugar is known to destroy the collagen and elastin that make your skin look firm and radiant. This ultimately results in the skin to become listless and appear saggy. (No matter if u r concerned with the diabetes or not, but the use of Sugar should be kept to minimal use. )


Processed meat

Processed meat like bacon, sausage, ham are certainly convenient to prepare and delicious to eat. However, it is important to note that the salt and preservatives that they contain end up making your skin look lackluster due the moisture absorbing property they have. Also, the nitrate they contain are known to cause cancer. (Thank god…. I’m pure veg ;-) so all vegetarians can ignore this point.)


Dairy Products

In the world where every product you consume is either adulterated or processed, even cows are not spared. In order to increase the production of milk they are given certain hormones which when you consume in the form or milk, curd, cottage cheese are transferred to you. Experts believe that these hormones can cause the occurrence of acne. (If u r not aware then let me share that the gown up human body i.e. more than 20yrs do not need any dairy products to stay healthy. But a glass of warm milk once a week will be like an accessory for good health. Otherwise u can completely leave out dairy products and still stay healthy)


Credits / Source: a Forwarded article from yahoo.



GS Virdi

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