We all know about the best vitamins for a healthy body and radiant skin, but, let’s talk about minerals and how they affect our skin.
Minerals are part of every living cell of the body and they work together to build and regulate bodily functions.
As well as a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, essential fatty acids from foods and high-quality protein are probably the most important as they will ensure you maintain a healthy body and optimal health.
We also have to keep in mind that there are many factors which throw out the balance of minerals in our body, so, it’s important to also eat smart. Anxiety, stress, alcohol, sugar, heavy diets, poor sleep, and Tabac. Of course, you can also supplement your diet, but, food is the best absorption for the body! so.. let’s eat!
Zinc is one of the most important minerals for skin health and especially for people who suffer from acne. Zinc controls the production of oil in the skin and helps control some hormones that can cause acne. Zinc is also wonderful to speed up the rate of skin healing after an injury.
Zinc can be interfered with by phytic acid that is found in nuts, so, if you eat nuts, it’s important to soak them a few hours before and then let them dry. That process will release the phytic acid.
The best foods to eat to have a higher quantity of zinc are Oysters, chicken and monkfish liver, almonds, walnuts, sesame seeds, seaweeds…
Copper is wonderful to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that are essential to plump the skin and to give its strength and elasticity. Copper can also help in the process to promote hair and skin pigment.
The best sources are walnuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, brazil nuts, mushrooms…
Selenium works alongside copper to maintain skin elasticity and flexibility. The health benefits of selenium could also help to protect against skin cancer, as its protection from UV damage.
The best foods to eat are : eggs, tuna, chicken, spinach, asparagus, brazil nuts, oats…
A magnesium deficiency can accelerate the aging of the skin. Otherwise, it’s wonderful to promote skin elasticity, and it works in the development maintenance of healthy teeth, bones, and hair.
If want to take a supplement, make sure it’s a formula primarily from magnesium citrate and that it does not involve lots of chemical fillers.
The best foods you can eat for it are brazil nuts, almonds, greens in generals, beans, barley, walnuts…
We all know the importance of calcium for healthy bones and teeth right? 90% of our bone structures are made of calcium. It plays a major role in providing firmness and elasticity for the skin as well as all tissues and cells of the body. So, as a result, a calcium deficiency will result in a fragile body, poor bone health (osteopenia and can lead to osteoporosis) but also thin skin, loss of hair, and brittle nails. Nothing very glamourous! So, make sure to eat the best quality and quantity of foods your body needs. Do not follow any diet. Focus on proper nourishment. Calcium is a must for general health.
Best sources are: sesame seeds, greens, beans, cans of sardines with bones, almonds, fortified almond milk, oranges…
Potassium along with sodium can helps regulate the amount of water in our body’s cells which are very important to keep skin hydrated and plump. A lack of potassium can lead to dry skin and skin disorders.
Potassium is an electrolyte, which helps all the cells to function at their best.
Potassium is also wonderful to limit the formation of cellulite and get rid of toxins that are stocked by bad blood circulation.
The best foods to eat are bananas, oranges, kiwi, lentils, beans…
Silica is a trace mineral, a mini one. It helps to strengthen all the connective tissues of the body: muscles, ligaments, nails, cartilage, and bones. It’s a vital component for healthy, plump, and young-looking skin as it boosts skin elasticity and avoids premature aging.
Best sources: leeks, cucumber, mango, celery, and beans.
Love and Glow,