Your Skin Is The Largest Organ In Your Body, Eat To Keep It Healthy

Your skin it the largest and most visible organ in your body.  It’s kind of like your body’s coat. There to protect you,  to keep you healthy. It helps you stay warm when it’s cold, and cool when it’s hot. Your skin also keeps all your insides in, from your heart and lungs to your blood and muscles. And unless it’s cut or damaged, it keeps stuff out, including germs and water.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, you have a ton of skin cells.  In fact, just to put it into perspective, there are about 19 million skin cells in every inch of your body.

Your body works hard at making new cells and getting rid of old ones. Your body gets rid of 30,000 to 40,000 old skin cells every day! The skin you see now will be gone in about a month.

Dead cells are on top. The top 18 to 23 layers of your skin are made of dead cells.

New skin cells form at the bottom of the epidermis, which is the top part of your skin.

Your skin cells change shape. They start off kind of fat and square. Over time, they move to the top of the epidermis, flattening out as they go. When they get to the top, they flake off.

It’s a incredible organ, but it needs the right nutrition and support to be healthy.

healthy food

What you do. eat and drink has a huge impact on your skin, along with stress and other environmental impacts.    And while you cannot control everything in your environment,  you can include some  basic foods, that will help your skin be healthy, look and feel better. This includes of course, not smoking and being sun safe.

12 simple healthy food rules

Here are 12 simple food rules that will help you counteract the effects of life in general, too much caffeine, alcohol and saturated fats and processed foods, on your skin. Firstly it goes without saying that you need to drink lots of water. Hot or cold. Add fresh lemon and mint and keep hydrated. It’s not just your skin that needs it!

Prioritize these healthy foods daily:

    1. Avocados
    2. Bananas
    3. Strawberries
    4. Papaya
    5. Fatty Fish like salmon, mackerel and herring
    6. Walnuts
    7. Sunflower Seeds
    8. Sweet Potatoes
    9. Red or Yellow Bell Peppers
    10. Broccoli
    11. Tomatoes
    12. Grapefruit