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Wednesday, May 11, 2011


                         Eating fats for better skin may sound fishy but it is a fact that fats especially in fish can do wonders for the skin. Eat fish atleast twice a week. The fats in ghee and vanaspati are saturated fats, the kind that clog arteries and contribute to reduce nutrition to skin, heart other structures. But there is a class of fats called unsaturated fats (PUFAs) that can actually stall or reverse these hazardous effects.

                           Recent research studies have showed that when a balance exists between omega-3 fatty acids (fish oils and over the counter fish oil pills) and omega-6 fatty acids (safflower, sunflower and corn oil), then conditions are ideal for optimum skin. The problem is that most of us get little omega-3's and a lot more omega-6 fatty acids in the diet. All PUFAs are essential, to help us absorb the fat soluble vitamins A, D and E. A deficiency of these vitamins could result in red and irritated skin. Other seafood such as oysters are fortified with zinc, iron and copper- all essential in skin care.

                         So now you know all the facts, start eating healthy today ! Your skin will thank you for it. After all beauty lies not in the eyes of the beholder but in the hands of the smart eater =D


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