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September 27, 2013




Redness, swelling and tenderness are not the words I ever want to use to describe the condition of my skin. Sadly, skin inflammation occurs and there’s not much we can do about it. Or is there?

Did you know that what you eat can play a major role in how your skin reacts? For instance, enjoying certain foods can reduce your chances of skin inflammation and help heal current skin ailments.

How does this happen though?

Skin inflammation occurs when your immune system flips into overdrive. The immediate result is damage to healthy skin tissue. You’ll notice how current acne and eczema are exacerbated, but prolonged inflammation is worse. Chronic inflammation can lead to diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Yikes!

What can I do?

You reap what you sow and in this instance, what goes in your gut affects your skin. This isn’t so surprising when you realize that two thirds of your body’s natural defences come from within your gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

The purpose of your GI is to rid your body of bacteria and virus before they even have a chance to infect you. Thanks to processed and fatty foods, our gut and immune system are being seriously overworked; it’s no wonder we’re experiencing so many issues with inflammation.Knowing what food choices to make can help reduce your chances of inflammation. For example, foods high in the fatty acid Omega 6 tend to be pro-inflammatory. Omega 3’s on the other hand, are soothing.

Natural Food Immunity BoostersIf you are like most people, you likely don’t know which foods are high in Omega 6 and those that are high in Omega 3’s. Try and avoid foods containing polyunsaturated fats like nuts, seeds, safflower, grapeseed, corn and soybean oils and high carb dishes.

Looking for the best Omega-3 rich foods? Well look no further. The following 13 foods are some of the highest Omega-3 content foods out there.

  • Salmon

  • Tuna

  • Trout

  • Herring

  • Shrimp

  • Flaxseed

  • Baked Beans

  • Eggs

  • Broccoli

  • Almonds

  • Dried Cranberries

  • Red Grapes

  • Apples

acne-dietBy adding this foods to your diet you can enjoy all their heart healthy, brain boosting, skin soothing benefits. Your immune system will also be getting a much needed break, for which you’ll benefit immensely.

Little changes can go along way. Don’t put your body through the pain and suffering of skin inflammation any longer. Stock up on Omega-3’s and start healing that skin today.

Sabrina Taylor (5 Posts)

Sabrina is sassy skincare blogger for BESskincare.com. From beauty tips, dirty DIY's and down to no-nonsense product reviews like ZENMED review, she blogs it all. She wants nothing more than to help her readers feel and look their very best for years to come. Stay connected with her on Twitter and Facebook.



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