Ayurvedic Diet for Flawless Skin and General Wellbeing
A proper, well-balanced diet is imperative to maintain healthy skin. Consuming nutrient-rich food will ensure that your skin is well-nourished. The modern lifestyle takes a toll on your eating habits, forcing you to neglect your diet. This can cause dull skin.
Dehydration and Poor Diet
Staying hydrated is key to good skin. It helps in making the skin look supple and replenished. Lack of hydration can make your skin look dehydrated and dull.
A proper diet and vibrant skin are closely related. As skin is an organ, it requires appropriate nourishment to maintain its health and appearance. If you are eating foods that are rich in fats, preservatives and salt, you bring toxins into your body that deplete water out of your skin cells.
Diet plays a big role in maintaining a flawless complexion, healthy skin and general wellbeing. The benefits of antioxidants also carry over to what you eat. Eat berries, leafy greens, citrus fruits, and seafood containing Omega-3s and help your body fight oxidation from the inside out. You should also drink plenty of water throughout the day. It is important to replenish moisture lost through the skin.
Food is considered just as powerful as medicine when consumed properly. If we follow a healthy life supporting routine, getting adequate rest, staying hydrated so our bodies can rid themselves of impurities, getting some form of reasonable exercise and eating pure foods that enhance digestion, our bodies will reap the benefits and we will find that our days will be happier, healthier and filled with real vitality — at any age.
Eat naturally intelligent foods, choose organic, unprocessed foods:
- Opt for fruits and vegetables
Eat fruits and vegetables, not only for their nutritional value, but also because they are good natural internal cleansers.
- Eat more Nuts
Nuts are nutritional powerhouses. They're rich in protein, fiber, antioxidants, and beneficial plant compounds. They are a great source of several vitamins and minerals, such as copper, magnesium, potassium, folate, niacin, and vitamins B6 and E.
According to Ayurveda, each meal should contain all six flavors: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent, and pungent. The dominance of the flavors will be based on our predominant Dosha makeup.
A Vata-predominant person will favor heavier meals with sour and salty tastes.
A Kapha-predominant person may favor more pungent meals.
A Pitta-predominant person more sweet flavors.
According to Ayurveda, the build-up of ‘ama’ – the digestive toxins resulting from improper digestion are the root cause of most health disorders.
Improper digestion can be the result of:
- Eating late in the evening when the body is ready for rest and not prepared for the heavy work of digestion and having weak digestion, due to an imbalance, or due to stress in our lives.
- Having poor hydration – when the body is not hydrated, it cannot remove impurities from the lymph system properly. Blood production and flow may be negatively affected, possibly inhibiting our body’s ability to carry and maintain oxygen and nutrients.
Beauty Starts from Within
External issues can be a telltale sign of the health issues within; such as, stress, exhausted skin and body defenses. Beauty can never truly exist without good health and wellbeing. If you start leading a healthier life, you will feel better and look better. There is nothing more beautiful than a healthy body and glowing, nourished skin, and the best way to achieve them is to start from the inside.