Eat your way to oil free skin!

By: Jarius Tommillson

We are what we eat. There are some foods that we consume on the daily that is high in fat and not so good for our body. This rolls over into how we look on the outside via our skin. If you are not aware of this property, I highly suggest you read this blog that deals with oily skin. There is food on the market that is good for our body inside and out but also has the ability to heal our skin. Check out my list of food that can help with oily skin and leave you with a soft, kissable face.

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Low Fat Foods: Fatty foods, fried foods and deep-fried foods typically contain large amounts of animal fat. These types of foods do not get digested well and can have a damaging effect on your skin. Instead, eat fresh, whole foods naturally low in trans fat and saturated fat. Choose nonfat Greek yogurt over whole milk and sugary yogurt. Eat grilled fish or skinless poultry instead of fried chicken. Opt for broth-based sauces, soups, dressings or gravies instead of creamy ones. Avoid prepared and processed snack and junk foods.

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Grapefruit: Grapefruit has extraordinary capabilities. Its high fiber and water content mean that it fills you up on few calories and it gets digested quickly. High vitamin C content helps flush fat quickly from your system. The yellow to orange hue of its skin indicates that it contains skin-protecting antioxidants. Consume your grapefruit or grapefruit juice without sugar or syrup to maximize its health benefits.

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Raw Foods: Dr. Mehmet Oz suggests following a diet rich in raw, whole foods to improve your skin’s health and appearance. His four-week raw food challenge features a diet of fresh produce, homemade juices, homemade smoothies, raw nut milk, raw nut butter, soaked raw nuts, sea vegetables, seaweed, young coconut milk, sprouted grains, cold-pressed olive oil, herbs and sprouted vegetables. These foods have low energy density and high fiber, thereby improving digestion and cleansing your body.

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