Kale – the newest front runner in healthy eating – is gaining quite a reputation for its
From the website of Dr. Andrew Weil: “Kale is among the most nutrient-dense of all vegetables. One cup provides 1,327 percent of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin K, 192 percent of the DV for vitamin A and 88 percent for vitamin C.”
Kale for Skin
The Livestrong blog has a nice article on Kale here.
Most of us are aware that dietary choices make a big difference in skin health and appearance. With the typical American diet incorporating massive amounts of caffeine, sugar (another wrinkle making machine all on it’s own!) and deep fried fast food, it’s no wonder skin is more susceptible to aging and discoloration.
Our body has to spend a lot of its energy just getting rid of toxins. And guess what? A large percentage of those toxins are eliminated through our skin. (Could that double cheeseburger with fries be the culprit in last week’s acne breakout?)
If diet’s already done it’s dirty work on your skin, there are some “clean up and fix up” options. Obviously good eating habits are a major component. Good ol’ H2O is first on the list; more fish and less fried fast foods; vitamin supplements; FRESH fruits and veggies. Enjoy juicing? See Health Ambition’s article Top 10 Health Benefits of Juicing Kale.
If you’re a fast food addict, start slowly and skip one fast food meal a week, then two, then three… We know that the science behind taste combinations in fast food is on purpose. It’s up to you to take back control of your eating if you’ve abdicated that responsibility.
When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.