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The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet

Widely considered as one of the healthiest diets on the planet, the Mediterranean Diet can do wonders for your general health and the health of your skin.

A favourite of health professionals, its benefits are backed by a huge amount of scientific research. Studies show that following the Mediterranean way of eating lowers blood pressure, balances blood sugar, helps brain health, promotes heart health, keeps bones strong, protects the brain and memory and even extends life-expectancy. The Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle can also help improve the quality and health of your skin, making you age with beauty and grace like the people of that region. 

5 benefits of following the Mediterranean Diet:

1. Reduced Inflammation

One of the main benefits you can receive from following a Mediterranean Diet is reduced inflammation in the body. Internal and external inflammation can be caused by the body’s response to continuous stimulation of the immune system, something our western diet triggers often with its highly processed foods and high carbohydrate intake. The foundation of the Mediterranean Diet is fresh foods, whole grains and healthy fats and proteins which will lower inflammation and can even help skin inflammatory diseases such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis.

2. Acne Prevention

A Mediterranean diet contains a naturally low glycemic index with fresh ingredients which can help stabilise oil production in skin. A high glycemic index increases inflammation, hormones, and oil production which can cause clogged pores and oily skin. Fish, olive oil, and vegetables are ideal to help control acne flare ups. 

3. Antioxidants

Many foods included in this diet have high levels of antioxidants focusing on the high intake of vegetables and fruits. Antioxidants taken orally through fruits and vegetables can be very effective in keeping skin healthy, supporting collagen, and improving circulation. Antioxidants are essential for fighting against free radicals inside the body, repairing damaged skin, and reducing signs of ageing. Pairing the Mediterranean diet with topical forms of antioxidants, such as Vitamin C can improve your complexion.

4. Hydration

Hydration levels are increased when consuming a Mediterranean diet due to its high-water content. With many of the foods found in this diet having a high percentage of water, it will help to replenish the skin’s natural water retention levels. Additionally, it is important to drink plenty of water for the best results.

5. Prevents Ageing:

If you're following the Mediterranean diet properly, you're probably eating plenty of antioxidant-rich foods like berries and nuts. And these snacks might protect your skin from ageing before its time. The Mediterranean Diet, rich in Oil, Vitamins, Minerals, and Phytonutrients helps to stop cellular damage and protect the skin from Ageing prematurely.

June 12, 2023

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