We have established that what we eat can affect our skin health, but it doesn’t stop there. What we eat also influences our digestive system, which in turn can have negative effects on skin health. If you’re feeling bloated, if you suffer from gas or if you suffer from stomach cramping, it’s highly likely your digestive system is not working properly.
Processed, refined or artificial foods are the main enemy for a compromised digestion. Blemishes, acne, eczema and rashes are just a few concerns that are highlighted in relation for poor digestive system. If you’re backed up and undigested food remains in the digestive tract, your system begins to fill with toxins from rotting foods. If you don’t poop the toxins out, guess what, your body will eliminate the toxins through other organs and since your skin is the largest organ it’s likely these toxins will eliminate through the skin.
Nutritionist have recommended eliminating processed foods, sugar, dairy, caffeine and alcohol temporarily (if not forever) for a minimum of three weeks. After that time, you can slowly introduce those foods back into your diet one at a time. Should your skin react poorly, eliminate the food or ingredient from your diet permanently. After eliminating offending foods, repair your digestive tract by adding in a probiotic, omega 3 (to fight inflammation) and water to support your digestion.
Give your digestive system and skin a break by eating clean and supporting these organs for optimal functionality and health! Here’s to pooping every single day!!!