It sounds strange but most people actually eat when they are thirsty. That is because the human body requires a certain amount of fluid to be able to perform all of the basic bodily functions and to maintain a consistent internal environment that prevents disease and illness. When you do not get enough fluids, though, you become thirsty and the brain senses this as a warning that your body needs more liquids to maintain the balance in your system. Therefore, you drink.
So what do you eat to quench your thirst? The answer is quite surprising, to say the least. You actually do not need to eat anything to achieve your goal of ridding your body of toxins and to promote better health. Simply eating foods rich in potassium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium, and potassium (sometimes referred to as “low salt” foods) will do the trick and the best part is that these foods do not contain any chemicals or additives. These nutrients aid in proper cell membrane functioning and other processes that help your body stay healthy.
For those of you who have oily skin, the same principles as for dry skin apply. Eat foods containing the omega-3 fatty acids. These include salmon, tuna, Herring, sardines, ground flax seeds, walnuts, canola oil, and other healthy oils. Other healthy skin-related foods are fruits like oranges, berries, and grapes. Other experts say that you should also eat foods high in protein.
Foods rich in protein include eggs, lean meats, fish, milk, and cheese. Other experts say that you should eat foods that are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, which include nuts, seeds, and whole grains. All of these nutrients promote good overall health and a healthy skin.
To give yourself a head start on fighting aging, eat foods that are rich in antioxidants. The most recommended anti aging food is the daily dose of green tea. Green tea is one of nature’s best antioxidants, giving you a healthy dose of vitamins A, C, E, and K. Other healthy substances that you need including Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in olive oil, sardines, salmon, tuna, walnuts, canola oil, and other nuts. Other essential vitamins include vitamin D, folic acid, vitamin C, and B-complex vitamins.
Dr. David Sears, a practicing New York City dermatologist and author of “The Truth About LipSense,” says that there is a way to eat all the lipids and not gain weight. “LipSense” is a program that gives you the information you need to eat foods with very low-calorie amounts while maintaining the health of your lips and other body parts. You don’t have to go hungry when you eat the right foods. According to Dr. Sears, the best foods for keeping your lips looking young include avocado, sweet potato, and sweet potato pie, lean chicken breast, and almond butter.