The most despised word, makes you cringe! – Fats. It is the biggest hurdle in the race for being size zero and one of the biggest contributors to a series of ailments. But are all fats bad? Before we turn ‘fats’ into an alpha villain here is what you need to know about them and guess what? – Their relation to good skin.
There are good fats and bad fats- the good ones are those which are unsaturated, are free from trans fats, contain essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 and come from natural sources. Pure coconut oil, avocados, oily fish, flax and hemp oil, canola oil, fats from nuts and seeds are all foods with good fats, great for your skin. Here is how you can eat your way to a smooth and nourished complexion and give your skin the lift it needs.
Fatty Omega 3 power: Did you know that a regular dose of Omega 3 fatty acids can give you great skin, luxurious hair and strong nails? You can call these Omega 3 fats a miniature salon! Oily fish, such as salmon is an excellent source of Omega 3. A regular diet rich in these fats will make sure that you have healthy skin, your hair is dandruff free, keep your eczema in check and also control hair loss. These fats are a part of the Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) group which helps in balancing the skins metabolism by nourishing collagen production.
Eat fat to burn fat: That is right! When you want to rev up your metabolism you need to include a dose of good fats in your diet plan. It is surprising to learn that EFAs actually increase energy production and hence increase metabolism. Also when consumed regularly over a period of time, good fats will replace the bad fats in your body allowing you to get rid of stored fats such as cellulite. So get that flaxseed power to banish your orange peels.
Fats fight premature aging: Wouldn’t you want to avoid age spots, wrinkles and fine lines? Essential Fatty Acids are great protectors against signs of aging as they are rich in anti oxidants. Anti oxidants act as eliminators of free radicals which cause all the damage to our skin.
Healthy fats are ones which are natural in their form and provide our bodies the nutrients that are essential to lead a healthy life. Eliminating all fats from your daily diet could dry your skin out and leave you with a dull complexion. They key to a healthy life and glowing skin is to incorporate all these good fats in moderation incorporating them in your daily diet.
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