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Here’s what intermittent fasting can do for your skin!

Eating the right food at the right time can make a world of difference to your life. Know why intermittent fasting may be good for your skin.
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Intermittent fasting can show benefits for skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Rupali Mathur Published: 22 Oct 2022, 08:04 pm IST
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Healthy and younger glowing skin is something that everybody desires. But many people are not able to achieve it due to their lifestyle and daily routine. A quick remedy for healthy skin could be done with help of diet adjustment. If we consume proper and healthy balanced diet by cutting out fried, spicy food and substitute it with healthier alternatives, then results can be seen. Exercise is also proven to be a must for healthy skin, and when a proper routine is followed, the long-term benefits are many. You must have heard about the weight-loss benefits of many diets, but did you know intermittent fasting could also be good for skin?

Intermittent fasting is fasting for a certain number of hours at a time, and therefore limiting calories consumed to a fixed period of time. It is said that intermittent fasting may be the acne-busting, anti-aging solution you’ve been searching for! Skin is the largest organ in our body, and it makes sense that what and how you eat would have a significant impact. There is no single food that affects your body. All that you eat either helps your well-being, or it doesn’t. The same is valid for your skin; a few food sources are valuable while others aren’t. To assist you with understanding the manner in which food and your skin are interconnected, let’s look how your dietary patterns are linked with some normal skin issues.

Benefits of intermittent fasting
Know the benefits of intermittent fasting beyond weight loss. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

The link between intermittent fasting and skin

It is still a secret to find a specific reason for skin problems. but science reveals that genetics, hormones, stress and lifestyle, all play a vital role in your skin’s health. The relationship is not fully and clearly established between your eating pattern and your skin. But it looks increasingly likely that intermittent fasting may contribute to better healthier skin.

If you struggle with acne, you may need to avoid dairy and sugar. One of the most valid logical discoveries with respect to the connection between your fasting plan and your skin shows food varieties high in sugar that disturb your skin and contribute to acne.

When insulin level is high, your hormones receive a sign to produce a substance which is oily and clogs your pores and causes acne. These findings suggest that intermittent fasting, which increases insulin sensitivity, may have a role to play in reducing pimples and blackheads.

Research has shown that your eating pattern should be your primary consideration when it comes to preventing age accumulation. Intermittent fasting is fantastic for weight loss and may prevent aging skin for other reasons.

Intermittent fasting makes your skin healthy and lends it a glow, because it lowers down your blood sugar levels, improves your insulin sensitivity.

Your skin health is also connected to your mental health. Stress and skin are connected! If you’re experiencing any kind of stress, it might can lead you to disturb skin health. While it is vital to eat healthy and stay fit for healthy skin, it is equally important not to stress about it!

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What you eat shows on your skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Let’s look at some factors how intermittent fasting may help for good skin:

1. Regulates your blood glucose levels

As said earlier, regulating your blood sugar levels is very important for a healthy skin .When it is high, it can cause your skin dry and also kill few important protein( collagen) from your body.

2. Decreases inflammation

During intermittent fasting, the metabolism of the body becomes aligned. This helps your body regulate inflammation more efficiently.

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3. Can improve your gut

Fasting helps your stomach with enough time to digest your food and replenish good gut bacteria, which also helps your body to absorb all the vitamins and minerals present in your food for healthy skin.

So for glowing, toned and clear skin, eat well, sleep well and exercise. Check with your nutritionist if intermittent fasting is a good way to get into a healthier lifestyle for you and help with better skin health.

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Rupali Mathur Executive Nutritionist, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi ...Read More

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