Alright, you clicked on this post so you’re either looking for this list of foods or you’re wondering what in the world I mean by inflammation. Considering the latter, I’m going to take a moment to explain what I mean by inflammation. Inflammation is a physical change in the body such as swelling or redness that is typically a result of injury or infection.
Inflammation is common and also associated with a skin issue that many of us battle; acne. Let me lay the narrative out for you; you wake up, slide out of your bed, walk into the bathroom and turn on the light, you look into the mirror and you have an uninvited guest on your face. You’re staring at yourself and a big red pimple is starting back; that’s inflammation. This can be caused by certain foods, bacteria or a handful of other things but all you want is for it to go down.
Here are a list of 3 foods to implement into your diet to help flight inflammation:
Almond Milk: Many of us have already made the transition to almond milk because we know that milk and other dairy are associated with acne inflammation. If you didn’t know, now you know. Drinking almond milk in place of cow’s milk will certainly decrease acne inflammation. Almond milk is still rich in vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6 just to make a few. It is also free of saturated fat and lower in calories than cow’s milk. For those who are counting calories it is certainly the better option. Let’s not forget about those dealing with lactose intolerance, almond milk is lactose free as well.
Fish: There are plenty of fish in the sea and you should certainly introduce some into your diet if you haven’t. Focus on fish high in Omega-3 fatty acids if your goal is to reduce inflammation. Salmon and Cod are examples of such fish. This fatty acid has great anti-inflammatory properties and you might be surprised to learn that the main cause of acne is inflammation. Yeah, I know… inflammation causes acne and acne shows up as inflammation. No wonder so many struggle with inflammation.
Tomatoes: Personally, I’m not a fan or tomatoes and I won’t pretend to be but that does not make me ignorant to their benefits. Tomatoes are a great food to fight inflammation and much more. Tomatoes also protect your skin from UV rays. Yes, another food that protects from UV rays. To check out more foods that protect your skin from UV rays, click here. Tomatoes also allow your skin to take in oxygen which fights signs of aging and delays wrinkling.
Inflammation can be quite a pain. It is caused by injury and infection most often but many experience it in association with acne. Adding those three foods to your diet can certainly aid in decreasing inflammation. To check out the rest of “The Science of Beauty” series, click here. Make sure to click here to stay up to date with my tips and tricks.