Beauty Food | ATTIÈL philoceuticals

Can you really eat beauty? 7 tips from founder Annelies on what really matters when it comes to nutrition with regard to the skin.

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BEAUTY FOOD: BEAUTIFUL AND HEALTHY SKIN FROM THE INSIDE

The skin is one of our largest organs and not only needs to be well cared for from the outside, but also needs to be well nourished from the inside. Cell regeneration should be well supported from within. Nutrition therefore plays an important role in our skin health. It should be wholesome and rich in plants, rich in protein. And we should choose our food according to the motto “quality over quantity”: high-quality food, seasonal, regional and, if possible, in organic quality ensure better nutrient density and are less contaminated with pollutants. In addition, a healthy diet influences a healthy body weight, acts as a prevention against cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer, makes us age more slowly and has a positive effect on the intestinal microbiome. Because good intestinal bacteria are indispensable for a good immune system and produce important metabolic products and vitamins themselves, which are important for a beautiful complexion. A "healthy gut diet" is therefore always a "skin-healthy diet". Our top 7 for a healthy and beautiful complexion and generally for more well-being. 

TIP 1: COMPLETE & PLANT-RICH

Fresh vegetables and salads, whole grains, legumes and low-fructose fruits provide fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and secondary plant substances. Green leafy vegetables are anti-inflammatory. The products should be bought regionally and seasonally whenever possible. 

TIP 2: HEALTHY FATS & PROTEINS

Good quality vegetable oils (olive oil, walnut oil, etc.) and nuts are a healthy source of fat. Avoid saturated fats as much as possible. Trans fats (formed by hydrogenating vegetable oils, commonly found in palm oils) should also be avoided. 

TIP 3: PROTEINS FOR FIRM SKIN

Dairy products should be consumed selectively, especially sheep and goat, organic eggs and occasionally fish as a protein source. These are important for building collagen and only a strong collagen structure ensures firm skin.

TIP 4: QUALITY BEFORE QUANTITY

High-quality food, seasonal, regional and if possible in organic quality ensure better nutrient density and are less contaminated with pollutants. The herb bed in the garden or the vegetables from the farm shop around the corner would be ideal. 

TIP 5: THE RIGHT TIMING

Complex carbohydrates in the morning and at noon, sparse food should be on the menu in the evening, otherwise no cell regeneration can take place at night. Vegetables (not raw!) with proteins (tofu, fermented sheep or goat cheese, chickpeas) are ideal in the evening. 

TIP 6: DON'T EAT CONSTANTLY

Especially in stressful times, we tend to snack unconsciously and in between. However, snacks should be avoided if possible. This ensures a better metabolic balance. Every snack between meals causes the sugar level and thus the insulin to rise, which in turn does not have an optimal effect on many metabolic processes in the body. 

TIP 7: TAKE TIME

take your time and enjoy. Good chewing is also important, because only well digested food can also be easily utilized by our intestinal bacteria. Eating in a hurry can lead to an imbalance in the gut bacteria and this can show up in our skin. Taking time also has a lot to do with mindfulness, not just when eating, but also in generally dealing with ourselves and doing things that are good for us.