Associate of Occupational Science in Cosmetology, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Master Instructor, Nail Technician

Here Is To A Healthy Holiday Season

By: Jennifer Hubbard, Nails and Esthetics Instructor

During this time of year we all know that we eat just a little more than we should. Here is something to help you keep the weight gain down and your skin hair and nails looking beautiful.
Low-fat dairy products high in vitamin A: carrots, liver, paprika, red pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, Sweet potatoes and dark leafy greens. Some of these foods are also good for diabetes and thyroid conditions. Low-fat yogurt is high in vitamin A and has “live” bacteria which is good for intestinal health.
BlackBerries, blueberries, strawberries and plums all share a common link which is high in anti-oxidant content. They may also help in protecting against free radicals
Artichokes, beans, prunes and pecans help in premature aging.
The key foods for healthy skin which deliver essential fatty acid are salmon, walnuts, canola oil and flaxseed. The reason these are so healthy for you is they provide a healthy cell membrane which acts as a barrier to harmful things also they act as a passageway for nutrients to cross in and out and for waste products to get in and out of the cell. The cell membrane holds water in which in turn creates a stronger barrier to give you more plumper younger looking skin.
Foods high in Omega 3 are Fish, walnut and flaxseed oil.
Healthy oils are oils prepared by cold-press or expeller process they are olive oil and extra virgin oil. You should take no more than 2 tablespoons a day.
To reduce skin damage by the sun you’ll need to eat whole wheat bread, muffins, cereals, turkey, tuna and Brazil Nuts. These all contain selenium.
Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties to protect cell membrane also they may help prevent or reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Water is a good hydration about eight glasses a day of pure, clean water. Water also helps cells move nutrients in and toxins out.
So make sure you are eating some of these great foods and you’ll get through these holidays with beautiful skin and no weight gain!!

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