Our skin cells are among the most actively
dividing cells in our body. No matter what cosmetic manufacturers
claim, the cell renewal process requires nutrients. These nutrients
do not come from the creams we apply on the skin. They come from
the food that we consume.
Many people believe that they can get
enough nutrients automatically by eating more. That's not true.
You can eat and give your body more calories without actually
providing nourishment. This can happen when you consume too much
animal fat, sugar, processed food and fast food. Overindulgence
in high calorie food can also make you look less attractive and
increase the risk of health problems.
Photograph courtesy of USDA
There are two important aspects to healthy
- Eating the right amount of food to
maintain a healthy weight and
- Eating the right type of food to ensure