What not to eat for healthy, glowing skin
Stop adding sugar to your food. You are already ingesting too much if you eat a typical western diet. Start reading labels and stay away from any food with over 20 grams of sugar per serving, and keep your total sugar intake under 60 grams per day at a maximum.
In addition to making you gain weight and precipitating obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, sugar causes skin glycation (wrinkling).
Soda are the worst offenders as they are not only loaded with sugar (39 grams or more per can of the most popular brands), but they use high fructose corn syrup which is like sugar on steroids insofar as causing blood sugar imbalances. Sodas are also one of the most acid substance you can ingest, which will make your body more acidic. Having an acid pH will cause your bones to slowly dissolve and your skin to thin out.
Fried, fatty, salty, processed meat. Remember you are made of what you eat. Bacon skin, no thank you.
Peanuts are high in oil. Heated oil becomes highly oxidized (peanut butters are made from roasted peanuts). Oxidation is the main cause of aging. Peanuts are also high in aflatoxin, a carcinogenic fungus, so even if you buy raw peanut butter, you could still be unfortunately ingesting a large amount of aflatoxin.
5. Vegetable oil
Vegetable oils are highly reactive and oxidizing, turning your plump youthful skin into old leather, causing it to form unsightly age spots, as well as being the most inflammatory “food” you can ingest. If you want to live long and healthy, stay away from all of them (note: olive oil and coconut oil are not vegetable oils, but canola certainly is. Certified organic olive oil is healthy when eaten raw. Coconut oil is the most heat-stable oil, and if you use it for cooking, which I recommend, you should use the unrefined version and generally cook on low heat. Don’t overcook your food – the more you cook it, the more oxidized it will become. Remember that oxidation is the main cause of aging).
6. Commercial breakfast cereal
Made of sugar and refined flour with hardly any nutritional value, don’t start your day with sugary food if you want to stay fit and have glowing skin.
7. Tap water
Drink pure water to rehydrate your body and skin. Tap water can contain chlorine, fluoride as well as pesticides, medication, and other chemical residues.
8. Table salt
While unrefined sea salt is high in all kinds of trace minerals, refined table salt isn’t and will cause you to retain water and puffiness subcutaneously while drying your skin surface.
9. Roasted nuts
All nuts contain oil and when those nuts are roasted the oil becomes oxidized. Not only will the oxidation contribute to overall aging of all tissues, including your skin, the oxidized, highly toxic oil is difficult for your liver and gallbladder to process. The liver and gallbladder are two major organs that are responsible for removing toxins from the body. When they aren’t functioning well, toxins have to be eliminated in another way… and they will often come out through the skin.
If you want clear, healthy skin, as well as a happy liver and gallbladder, avoid all roasted nuts. This includes all nut butters made from roasted nuts.
10. Deep fried food
Fries, chips, tempura, deep fried fish and chicken, etc. are almost always fried in super heated vegetable oil.